Edwar A. Calderón


Edwar is a postdoctoral researcher at Urbam-EAFIT. His current research explores theories of spatial justice and production of space to understand the processes of forced displacement and resettling of populations in Colombia and how these processes deepen and extend inequality and injustice in the city.

He completed his postdoctoral research project at the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh (UoE) on the British Council grant: 'Land Use planning challenges: The gentrification of the historical centre of Quibdó, Chocó (Colombia) and its impact on the sustainable socio-economic production'.  He attained his PhD in urban studies at Edinburgh where he was a tutor from 2011 to 2015.

He has collaborated and organised several academic events delivering outcomes to academic and non-academic audiences such the UN-Habitat World Urban Forum 7 in 2014 in Medellín, Colombia.

His research interests lie in urban practices towards more sustainable and equitable human settlements in Latin America and understanding its historical urbanization patterns.  

Edwar is a licensed architect from Colombia. He is member of the Sociedad Colombiana de Arquitectos –SCA- (Colombian Architects’ Society). He also holds a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture and a certificate in Historic Preservation and Regionalism both from the University of New Mexico, USA, where he worked as a research assistant. 

Edwar describes his PEAK Urban research