Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Luis Lozano-Paredes is currently a student seeking a Diploma of Architecture and Urban Planning at Belgrano University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Born in Colombia in 1987, he grew between the cities of Bogotá and Santiago de Cali, and then moved to Argentina in 2006. There, he finished the Common Basic Cycle of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism at the University of Buenos Aires before pursuing studies in Landscape Design at the same Institution. Inspired by the Urban Transformation of Bogotá in the past decades, his interests evolved from Landscape Architecture to his current passion; Urban Planning, Policy Making, and Sustainable Development. He plans to continue his studies in Urban Planning and Sustainability in Canada, Chile, or the U.S.; but for the moment he currently works as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center of Metropolitan Transport Studies of the University of Buenos Aires and is a Member of the Observatory of Urban Sustainability at Belgrano University. Luis’ main interests lay within the study of Smart Cities, Urban Sustainable Development, and Social Architecture in Latin America.

Urban Tunnels in Colombia: Cali's “Big Dig”

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Recently, Cali’s mayor Rodrigo Guerrero inaugurated the longest urban tunnel in Colombia, whose main goal is to solve traffic jams in a vast zone of its city center. The Avenida Colombia tunnel is just the beginning of ... Read article

Large Venue Events Spur Controversy in Buenos Aires

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

One of the most appealing facets of Buenos Aires is the variety of cultural offerings that the city enjoys: concerts by international artists, museums, theatre, musicals, sport matches, jazz festivals, you name it. Howev... Read article

The Invisible Rivers Under Buenos Aires

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

In his recently published book, Buenos Aires, Ciudad Inundable, or Buenos Aires, A Flooding City, biologist Antonio Brailovsky exposes a vivid reality of the urban situation of Buenos Aires, a city imposed onto nature. ... Read article

Farewell Cars! Buenos Aires' Highways to Undergo Transformations

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

For many years the symbol of progress for many cities in Latin America were highways, enormous corridors of concrete designed to meet the needs of sprawling metropolitan areas that followed the American model of car depe... Read article

The Transformation of Conflict: Urban Displacement in Colombia

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

In previous posts I've discussed the situation of Colombian cities and a country that after decades of conflict is finally witnessing a resolution to its problems. And for the first time in years, has started talking abo... Read article

Colombia, the Country of Sweet Coffee, is Becoming the Country of Great Cities

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

In Colombia, since the beginning of the twentieth century, when one spoke about moving to la gran ciudad (“the great city”), one always referred to Bogotá. This process of migration was historically viewed as a last reso... Read article

How Cali, Colombia Learned from Bogotá’s and Medellín's Mistakes

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

In previous posts I have written about two cities in Colombia that have experienced tremendous changes and have excellent perspectives for a promising future in the context of the new development of Colombia. Time Magazi... Read article

The New Face of Buenos Aires' Palermo District: SoHo, Hollywood & More

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Promoted by the ANSeS, the Presidency of the Republic of Argentina, and organized by the Central Society of Architects, what will emerge from the recent contest to redevelop a former railroad installation located in the ... Read article

The Expanding Bourgeois: Gentrification in Buenos Aires, Argentina

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

The term ‘gentrification’ has been defined as a process of urban transformation in which the original population of a marginalized and poor neighborhood or area is progressively displaced by another with a higher income ... Read article

Medellin: How Transportation & Innovation Have Given This Failing City A Chance

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Colombia has enjoyed many substantial transformations during the past decade: from an almost failed state with countless problems of drug dealing and guerrilla warfare to a nation on the path to becoming a developed coun... Read article

Bogotá: Social Transformation by Improving Transportation?

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Siemens and C40, the cities Climate Leadership Group, recently announced the ten winners of the inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards, which are given to different cities around the world that demonstrate “excellence ... Read article

Redefining Green Building: Greenpeace Headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

In June 2013 I had the opportunity to visit the new headquarters for the global organization Greenpeace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I already knew that the building was energy efficient, and “green” in every sense of ... Read article

Argentina's Adoption of America's LEED Certified Buildings Program

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

The Madero Office Center, built by famous Argentinian developer RAGHSA, is the first building in Argentina pre-certified as a LEED Silver Green Building. At almost 63,000 square meters, the Madero Center has twenty-six ... Read article