Before and after street renovations in the Northeast. Photo from parklets.wordpress.com
The Northeast Comunas have been drastically upgraded through the Proyecto Urbano Integral system of community engagement, an extension of the city's metro system using gondolas to reach remote uphill neighborhoods, and the creation of new public spaces.
Graffiti in Comuna 13.
Translation: 10 years since the Operation [Orión], 10 years of state terrorism.
Once the area most dominated by drug trade and extreme violence, Comuna 13 is now focused on building equity through the use of public space, the construction of facilities, strengthening resident-local government relationships, and improved social inclusion.