One of the greatest hurdles to global sustainability is inequality in life opportunities. Kai Whiting examines Colombia’s capital city Bogotá, and looks at how the quality of life offered by the city contributes to the mass exodus of educated Colombians from their rural home towns. Whiting proposes two political strategies to get educated youth to stay and play a role in sustainable development.
Kai Whiting, MSc, is a British lecturer based in Bogotá, Colombia. He is currently the director of the Energy Engineering undergraduate programme and lead researcher in Sustainable Energy and Mining at Universidad EAN. He tweets at @Kaiwhiting.