Category Archives: Research

“Juntos Pero no Revueltos:” The Influence of the Social Stratification System on Urban Densification Patterns in Bogotá, Colombia (PhD Dissertation)

Advisor: Dr. Bjorn Sletto – Associate Professor, School of Architecture – The University of Texas at Austin Abstract: From the 1950s to the 1970s, Bogotá, Colombia was one of the fastest growing cities in the world. During this period, the

“Juntos Pero no Revueltos:” The Influence of the Social Stratification System on Urban Densification Patterns in Bogotá, Colombia (PhD Dissertation)

Advisor: Dr. Bjorn Sletto – Associate Professor, School of Architecture – The University of Texas at Austin Abstract: From the 1950s to the 1970s, Bogotá, Colombia was one of the fastest growing cities in the world. During this period, the

Peer-reviewed Article: Property rights, urban land markets and the contradictions of redevelopment in centrally located informal settlements in Bogotá, Colombia, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Abstract: Following rapid urban growth over the past four decades, informal settlements originally located in peripheral areas of large Latin American cities are now occupying increasingly valuable land in the central city. As a result, these communities are facing intense

Peer-reviewed Article: Property rights, urban land markets and the contradictions of redevelopment in centrally located informal settlements in Bogotá, Colombia, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Abstract: Following rapid urban growth over the past four decades, informal settlements originally located in peripheral areas of large Latin American cities are now occupying increasingly valuable land in the central city. As a result, these communities are facing intense

Densifying Buildings or People? The contradictions of Bogotá’s socially stratified densification

Presented at the ACSP Annual Conference 2016 in Portland, OR; and the World Planning Schools Conference 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Click in the image above to see the presentation) During the 20th century, Bogotá, Colombia, and other Latin

Densifying Buildings or People? The contradictions of Bogotá’s socially stratified densification

Presented at the ACSP Annual Conference 2016 in Portland, OR; and the World Planning Schools Conference 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Click in the image above to see the presentation) During the 20th century, Bogotá, Colombia, and other Latin

International Forum of Urban Morphology in Bogotá 2016

This academic event that took place on August 8th, 2016, in Bogotá, was organized with the collaboration of the school of architecture of the Pilot University in Bogotá and the school of architecture at the University of Texas at Austin; and

International Forum of Urban Morphology in Bogotá 2016

This academic event that took place on August 8th, 2016, in Bogotá, was organized with the collaboration of the school of architecture of the Pilot University in Bogotá and the school of architecture at the University of Texas at Austin; and

A planning policy or an urban design problem? Assessing the relationship between income diversity and the urban form in New York City

Research article under review… There is an ongoing debate between urban planning and the urban design regarding social sustainability in cities. While planners argue that prescriptive urban form policies are motivating gentrification and displacement, urban designers claim that high densities

A planning policy or an urban design problem? Assessing the relationship between income diversity and the urban form in New York City

Research article under review… There is an ongoing debate between urban planning and the urban design regarding social sustainability in cities. While planners argue that prescriptive urban form policies are motivating gentrification and displacement, urban designers claim that high densities

Slum redevelopment in central areas of Latin American cities: comparative analysis of private-sector and state-driven planning approaches

Presentation at the ACSP Annual Conference 2014 in San Antonio, TX (Click in the image above to see the presentation) During the second half of the 20th century, the population of major cities in Latin America grew exponentially. Faced with

Slum redevelopment in central areas of Latin American cities: comparative analysis of private-sector and state-driven planning approaches

Presentation at the ACSP Annual Conference 2014 in San Antonio, TX (Click in the image above to see the presentation) During the second half of the 20th century, the population of major cities in Latin America grew exponentially. Faced with

Bikeway design guide for Colombia

Research for GSD+Mobility Experts Oscar Díaz, Ivan Duarte, Juan Yunda While the city of Bogota had been pioneer in the implementation of bike paths in Latin America, several smaller cities in the country need to learn from this experience. The

Bikeway design guide for Colombia

Research for GSD+Mobility Experts Oscar Díaz, Ivan Duarte, Juan Yunda While the city of Bogota had been pioneer in the implementation of bike paths in Latin America, several smaller cities in the country need to learn from this experience. The