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.

Sudestadas and the Relationship of Buenos Aires with the "River Plate"

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

It has been said many a time that Buenos Aires, Argentina is a port city that forgot it had a coastline. This can be felt in various parts of the city where access to the largest estuary in the world, the Río de la Pla... Read article

The "Comuna 13" Project: Solutions From and For the Neighborhood

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Like many cities in Latin America, Buenos Aires has many barrios so different between them that on some occasions there appear to be small cities inside a city. Acknowledging this historical fact, and in an effort to de... Read article

CityCamp Buenos Aires: Gov 2.0 Goes Argentinean

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

CityCamp events are considered by many urban enthusiasts around the world as one of the best opportunities to meet different actors that work for the improvement of urban space. CityCamp evolved from its Buenos Aire... Read article

Megaciudades Buenos Aires 2012: Clear Ideas for a Renewed Interest in Urban Planning

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

The main slogan for this past August 29, 2012 event was “Towards the Buenos Aires of 2030;” and for now Megaciudades is the most important conference regarding Urban Planning and Sustainability taking place in the city o... Read article

A New Transit Authority for Greater Buenos Aires

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

During the 1990’s, and this past decade, the urban sprawl of Greater Buenos Aires has responded diligently to the (worst) example of North American cities, making the expansion and low density of Los Angeles, just ... Read article

Review of "Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities" Chapter 2: What Should a Museum Be? by Alexandra Lange

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Museums have become a hallmark topic in the teaching of architecture, as many architecture schools tend to include several museum projects in their design studio curricula, and that shouldn’t surprise anyone since we liv... Read article

Buenos Aires Verde: We May Be the Last City in the World to Classify Waste and Recyclables

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

During the year 2012 an unprecedented effort took place in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. For the first time a resource management and disposal plan, oriented towards sustainability, was created to change this Sout... Read article

Buenos Aires' Bus Rapid Transit and Real Estate Appraisal: Transit and Gentrification in a Latin American City

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Urban Planning interventions on a grand scale are the most noticeable way of changing the face of a city and the quality of living for its inhabitants. Not policies, though urban planning depends greatly on poli... Read article

Just One Way for a Bus Rapid Transit System in Buenos Aires?

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina is a massive metropolis of 14-million people, whose active population commutes, by the millions, daily, towards the main federal district from distances of 53 kms. (approximately 26-mi... Read article