While it's absolutely exciting to think about the impact that technological innovations can have in our future, we must guarantee that this impact is connected to larger society's goals. in other words, the city of the future is not one where everything is automated, is one where people have a good quality of life, can breathe clean air, access opportunities and walk or cycle safely, all of this enabled by smart systems.
‘They wanted to end El Cartucho, but they opened the doors of hell’ Between 1995 and 2005 the local government of Bogota, Colombia, decided to prioritize a group of policies and actions aiming at reducing criminality and violence. One of the most remarkable actions was the regeneration project of ‘El Cartucho’, a zone of … Continue reading Is regeneration the key to creating safer cities?
When you were a kid and you were asked: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" did you ever answered: "I want to be the Mayor of my city, the President of my country or the Prime Minister?" If you are a woman, probably not. After one week of learning, building a … Continue reading #MeToo movement for city Mayors? A message for every girl and woman who dreams of becoming a political leader
"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." Jane Goodall When growing up in Bogota's urban periphery, I was frequently exposed to the effects of inequality in urban … Continue reading Join me in the journey to creating Just Cities