This project addresses the global challenge of internal force displacement, rural-urban and inter-urban migrations and disruptive urban growth.
Santiago Mejía-Dugand is a production engineer with a major in Economics. He holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on energy, and a PhD in Environmental Management and Engineering. He has also worked in the financial sector, assessing the implementation of quality assurance plans in banks.
His research interests are governance and urban sustainability. He has done research on the adaptation of foreign technologies aimed at addressing environmental challenges in cities in the Global South, and has also researched the impact that transportation projects have on citizens’ quality of life and the image of the cities that implement them. More recently, he is interested in understanding how collective action to address sustainability challenges takes shape in informal settings, and how efficacious bottom-up processes can inform and transform top-down urban policies.
We aim to understand the dynamics of SDG implementation and monitoring at the local (city) level in the context of transitional cities in the Global South.