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How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Changing the Way We Commute Media Appearance Wall Street Journal 29-JUN-2020
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I was interviewed for a 7.5-minute Wall Street Journal video about the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on urban public transport. The video can be seen here: https://www.wsj.com/video/how-the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-changing-the-way-we-commute/E19DBA0A-38C1-48C4-9754-69BA0B44555E.html
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29-DEC-2021
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BBC Horizon on 'Population' Media Appearance BBC 13-AUG-2019
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I was interviewed by naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham for a documentary entitled 'Population' for the BBC Horizon series. This involved a discussion on resource consumption in cities, particularly in the context of a projected 70% of the world population living in cities by the middle of the 21st century. The documentary was broadcast by BBC TV in January 2020.
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19-AUG-2019
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Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE) Fellow Institute of Civil Engineers 24-NOV-2017
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Appointed fellow of the ICE on the strength of my professional experience in the field of urban infrastructure in developing countries.
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Subways in the sky: Why Latin America is seeing a cable-car boom Media Appearance The Economist 26-OCT-2017
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Interviewed and quoted in The Economist on my research on how cable-cars can support the livelihoods of low-income communities. https://www.economist.com/news/americas/21730743-they-appeal-both-politicians-and-commuters-why-latin-america-seeing-cable-car-boom
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02-NOV-2017
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People Fixing the World: Urban cable-cars - Podcast & radio programme Media Appearance BBC 15-AUG-2017
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I was interviewed for and my research quoted in a 23-minute BBC World radio programme on the social and urban impact of a new aerial cable-car in Mexico City (Mexicable). This can be heard online or downloaded as a podcast from the 'World Hacks' website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05ccby5
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15-AUG-2017
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Near Mexico City, Cable Car Lets Commuters Glide Over Traffic Media Appearance The New York Times 28-DEC-2016
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Interviewed for an article in the New York Times on the social and urban impact of cable cars in Latin America. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/world/americas/mexico-city-mexicable.html?_r=0
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28-DEC-2016
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Co-lead, Policy Unit 7 Habitat III (Urban Economic Development) Contribution to Policy UN-HABITAT 01-DEC-2015
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In the run-up to Habitat III, led by the United Nations UN-Habitat, my DPU colleague Dr Le-Yin Zhang and I have been co-leads of Policy Unit 7 on Urban Economic Development, involving over a dozen experts from all over the world. The group will produce a report to be commented on by member states, before it is made publicly available and fed to the Habitat III process.
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31-MAR-2016
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Consultation on Colombia's urban policy Contribution to Policy OECD 12-MAR-2021
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I participated in an expert consultation for the OECD who are drafting an urban policy review that will feed onto an urban policy to be produced by the Colombian Government. The consultation comprised distinct specialist areas. I was invited to contribute to the discussions on public space and environmental dimensions of housing and transport.
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12-MAR-2021
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Reflections on urban sustainability and resilience Public Engagement Camacol Magdalena (Colombia) 02-DEC-2020
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I was invited to be a keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Colombian Chamber of Construction (Camacol), Magdalena Chapter, to speak to affiliates and invitees, comprising largely representatives of private firms in construction, building materials, architecture design, etc. about the relevance of including sustainability and resilience as key variables in urban planning, particularly following the Covid-19 pandemic.
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02-DEC-2020
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Economic integration of bikes in cities Public Engagement Camara de Comercio de Barranquilla 22-SEP-2020
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Public webinar with international speakers discussing the potential role of bicycles in helping post-Covid economic and social recovery. I was one of four speakers.
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22-SEP-2020
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