We aim to improve the understanding of urban sustainability problems in the built environment in LAC cities, in order to transfer important lessons in the management of urban spaces to Asia and Africa.
Eduardo Lora is an associate at Harvard’s Center for International Development. He has been Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (2008-2012) and Executive Director of Fedesarrollo, Colombia (1991-1996). He is Vice-President of the Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and editor of Vox.Lacea. He has a monthly column in the Colombian magazine Dinero. His academic and professional awards include the title of "Distinguished Alumnus" of the London School of Economics, where he obtained his M.Sc. in Economics in 1982.
Using interdisciplinary methods, we propose innovative strategies to address socioeconomic challenges around commuting and social mobility.
We focus on two dimensions of urban footprint growth: the expansion of the urban extent and the dynamics of growth within the city.