Welcome to a lecture with Jorge Perez Jaramillo, Deputy director of the metropolitan planning area of Medellín, at AHO on 16 February entitled The city as collective project
About Perez: Architect from Medellín Colombia, diploma from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana de Medellín (1987). Now Visiting Fellow at the King's College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Perez was dean from 1993 to 2001 of Facultad de Arquitectura Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) Medellín, over those years, the school became a laboratory for Medellín ́s urban crisis, and this was a splendorous time where a generation of master architects were educated. These and upcoming generations of architects are the ones that currently contribute most actively to the transformation of Medellin through public space interventions.
Jorge Perez was appointed Planning Director of Medellín from 2012 to 2015, and Deputy Director of the Metropolitan Planning Area of Medellín and member of the Technical Board of the Strategic Plan 2015 of Medellín (1995-97). Along the period, with the leadership of Mayor Aníbal Gaviria Correa, the city of Medellín has been awarded and recognized around the world, as the Most Innovative City 2012 WSJ Citi ULI, Special Mention Lee Kwan Yew Prize 2014 Singapore, 100 Resilient Cities Rockefeller Foundation, among many others.
The lecture is organized in collaboration with The Executive Master in Urbanism at AHO and the research project "Learning Flexibility: Complexity, Innovation & Inter-Urban Knowledge Transfer”
Open to all.