EAFIT Team

Juan Carlos Duque Cardona

Juan Carlos Duque Cardona

Juan  is Professor of Economics and founder-director of RiSE (Research in Spatial Economics). The RiSE group is developing quantitative methods for spatial analysis that allow researchers, public and private institutions to attain a better understanding of their georeferenced data, with methodologies characterized by multidisciplinarity, involving research domains such as operation research, econometrics and exploratory spatial data analysis.

jduquec1@eafit.edu.co

Alejandro Echeverri

Alejandro Echeverri

Alejandro is an architect and cofounder/director of URBAM, the Center for Urban and Environmental Studies. His experience combines architectural, urban, environmental projects and planning. The Urban and Environmental Studies Center (Urbam), whose work draws upon the experience of Medellín and the metropolitan region, is an academic space for thought, action and critical reflection related to the city and the environment. Academia, public policy makers and the private sector come together there to seek answers to problems from a broad-based and interdisciplinary perspective.

aecheve30@eafit.edu.co

Carlos Miguel Cadena Gaitán

Carlos Miguel Cadena Gaitán

Carlos serves as the Academic Coordinator at the Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies (URBAM) at EAFIT University, where he coordinates the Master’s programme in Urban and Environmental Processes and internal research projects.

ccadena3@eafit.edu.co

Researchers

Edwar Calderón attained his PhD in urban studies at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA). He coordinated Edinburgh and Herriot-Watt Universitys’ participation in the UN-Habitat WUF7 in Medellín, Colombia. His research interests lie in urban practices towards more sustainable and equitable human settlements in Latin America through understanding its historical urbanization patterns. eacalderoc@eafit.edu.co

Jairo Alejandro Gomez Escobar is a research engineer interested in the design and development of smart products and services. In his current role at EAFIT within the research group RiSE, he is developing models to understand and predict urban growth in developing cities using digital images extracted from satellites. jagomeze@eafit.edu.co

Santiago Mejía Dugand holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering and Management from Linköping University, Sweden. His research has focused on understanding the conditions, drivers, and obstacles for the adaptation of environmental technology focused on the improvement of urban environmental performance and on the conditions for the dissemination of environmental analysis tools in companies and their supply chains. smejiadu@eafit.edu.co

Jorge Eduardo Patiño Quinchía has worked as a lecturer teaching courses on Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Data Analysis. His research focuses on the use of remote sensing and spatial data for regional science applications in urban areas, and on the use of spatial analysis tools to better understand environmental issues. jpatinoq@eafit.edu.co

Mauricio Quiñones Dominguez was awarded a fullbright scholarship to pursue a PhD in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (USA). He has taught economics at universities such as Universidad del Valle, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and Universidad Autonoma de Occidente in Cali, Colombia. He was also a Co-PI in a project funded by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. mquinonesd@eafit.edu.co