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.
Jorge Eduardo Patiño Quinchía
Jorge is a postdoctoral researcher on the EAFIT team. 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.
Jorge has worked as a lecturer at Universidad Nacional de Colombia,Medellín, and EAFIT University teaching courses on Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing,and Spatial Data Analysis. He is a Geologic Engineer (National University of Colombia) with a M.Sc. degree in Earth Sciences (EAFIT University), and a PhD in GIS and Remote Sensing from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain (2016).
He has published several works on the use of VHR imagery in urban areas to characterize the urban layout and its relation to poverty index and homicide rates, as well as on the analysis of wetland transformations in Colombia using secondary spatial datasets and spatial analysis tools.
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.