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Coronavirus is revealing deep inequalities within our societies, economies and health systems. Those who are millionaire are fleeing on private jets to their isolated mansions. The middle class professionals are protecting themselves through self-isolating and working from home, searching for movies to watch or books to read. Meanwhile, thousands of precarious workers have nowhere to hide; if an office gets… Continue reading Forget about Coronavirus, inequality is the real threat
When you were a kid and you were asked: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” did you ever answered: “I want to be the Mayor of my city, the President of my country or the Prime Minister?” If you are a woman, probably not. After one week of learning, building a vision of the urban future, connecting and having intimate talks … Continue reading #MeToo movement for city Mayors? A message for every girl and woman who dreams of becoming a political leader
While it’s absolutely exciting to think about the impact that technological innovations can have in our future, we must guarantee that this impact is connected to larger society’s goals. in other words, the city of the future is not one where everything is automated, is one where people have a good quality of life, can breathe clean air, access opportunities and walk or cycle safely, all of this enabled by smart systems. Continue reading The Future of Mobility… how to drive innovation and create more inclusive cities?
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall When growing up in Bogota’s urban periphery, I was frequently exposed to the effects of inequality in urban environments. Bogota is a city where the urban divide between … Continue reading Join me in the journey to creating Just Cities