Carlos Urrego joined GDCI in 2022 as Local Liaison in Colombia. With a strong background in urban design, active mobility, and public space, he is passionate about seeking ways to improve quality of life in cities by exploring innovative solutions for everyday urban challenges. An architect and urban development planner from the DPU at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, he brings more than ten years of experience on urban and mobility planning projects based on collective agency with cities, national agencies, international organizations, and NGOs.
Prior to joining the Global Designing Cities Initiative, Carlos worked as an international consultant for Vital Strategies, a leading global public health organization, where he was the urban design and public Space projects coordinator in Colombia for the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety. There, during five years, he contributed to strengthen technical and public policy capacities at the city and national levels on Road Safety with an urban design perspective for vulnerable users and sustainable modes of transport.