Javier Vergara Petrescu


Urban Design Through Prototyping in Latin America: Civic Innovation, Tactics, and Strategies.
A lecture by Javier Vergara Petrescu, Co-founder and CEO of Ciudad Emergente. Petrescu lives in Santiago de Chile and is a regular lecturer at universities across the region.

Petrescu discussed how “tactical urbanism” can tackle challenges in different city contexts, and address, sustainable transportation, gentrification, and city’s climate goals, while presenting a range of tools and methodologies to measure the impact and performance of urban design prototypes.

Javier Vergara Petrescu is the Co-founder and Executive Director at Ciudad Emergente, a Lab of Tactics and Tools for Human Centered Cities. Cuidad Emergente combines social innovation and new technologies to improve the quality of life in cities. He has an MSc in City Design & Social Sciences from the London School of Economics, and a degree in architecture from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Organized by Columbia University GSAPP Urban Design Program



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