More than 1 billion people around the world have one or more types of disability. The way in which most urban areas are designed may prevent them from fully enjoying their city. In today's blog, on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), we want to highlight the importance of taking into account the needs of the entire population when designing policies … [Read more...] about What does it mean to design an inclusive city?
Luis Artieda is an Inclusion and Sustainability expert with 10 years of experience in development at an international and local level. He obtained a MA, Urban & Regional Planning from UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and currently, He is finishing a MA in Sustainability for the Built Environment from the University of Cambridge, UK. He focuses on the intersection of community economic development, inclusion, and sustainability. He was responsible for the strategic launch of the global campaign Cities For All (www.cities4all.org), as well as organizing diverse stakeholder events and high-level roundtables to global international forums (UNHabitat World Urban Forum, Forum of Latin American Ministries of Housing, UN High-Level Political Forum, etc). He has facilitated high-level capacity-building workshops about inclusion and sustainability to city officials such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Abu Dhabi, as well as Development Banks such as Inter-American Development, World Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development . Throughout his career, he has also been the Associate Director for Columbia University, Master of Construction Administration in New York City, and Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow for the Inter-American Development Bank in Panama City, Panama.