These open-source tools leverage machine learning and crowdsourced data for urban development in Latin America and the Caribbean “We don’t have data on that.” We hear these words repeatedly while working on urban development projects with cities and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is problematic when we consider the region’s population is already 80% … [Read more...] about Presenting the Open Urban Planning Toolbox
Patricio Zambrano Barragán
Patricio Zambrano-Barragán is Housing and Urban Development Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank. He currently leads urban development projects throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, including housing policy and finance projects; resilient urban infrastructure; and geospatial and civic data analytics. Prior to joining the IDB, he led research on territorial management and climate-ready infrastructure at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Patricio has worked with the Office of the Deputy Mayor in Quito, Ecuador; with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) on distressed asset financing; and as a management consultant with New York-based Katzenbach Partners. Patricio is a doctoral candidate in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Master's in City and Regional Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University.