Upcoming Event: Designing Latin American Cities - March 1

Designing Latin American Cities

On March 1, Loeb Fellowship, Graduate School of Education and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies will present "Designing Cities and Regions of Latin America." Two visionary political and thought leaders - Sergio Fajardo Valderrama from Colombia and Augusto Barrera Guarderas of Ecuador - will share insights into how they went about re-invigorating their cities and regions.

Sergio Fajardo Valderrama, a mathematician, was the mayor of Medellín from 2003 to 2007 and is the current governor of Antioquia. Described by the NY Times as the "non-conformist mayor who turned blight into beauty,” Mr. Fajardo, led Medellín’s social and urban transformation.  He was a Financial Times 2007 Man of the Year in Latin America, and he won the 2009 Curry Stone Design Prize for his bold and ambitious public works plan for Medellín.

Augusto Barrera Guarderas has been mayor of Quito since his election in August 2009. A surgeon and political scientist, in 2005 he was elected metropolitan councilor in Quito where he presided over the Health Commission. By 2008 he was also content coordinator between the National Government of Ecuador and the Constitutional Assembly. In 2012 he received the Reina Sofia award on Conservation and Restoration for the archaeological project in Tulipe.

The seminar will be held at the Belfer Auditorium, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, from 9 am to 4 pm March 1.

Get more information about  Loeb FellowshipGraduate School of Education and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

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