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Juana Mariño

Program Coordinator for Policy, Legislation and Decision Making
Alexander Von Humboldt Institute for Research on Biological Resources
Bogotá, Colombia

Juana Mariño Drews is the Program Coordinator for Policy, Legislation and Decision Making at the Alexander Von Humboldt Institute for Research on Biological Resources, Colombia’s national biodiversity and ecosystem research institute. Juana holds degrees in architecture and management from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. She is a former Director of Population and Land Use Planning at the Ministry of the Environment in Colombia, and has over 20 years of experience consulting on urban and rural planning for public and private entities in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Nicaragua. She has been a professor and lecturer, teaching undergraduate courses at the School of Architecture and Industrial Design in Panamá City, and graduate courses on urban and rural planning at the Universities of El Rosario and El Externado in Bogota. Through her roles as an active architect, civil servant, international expert, and academician, Juana has been involved in the research, planning, and building of the human habitat, and has developed a broad and unique perspective on environmental issues, and their impact on the various stakeholders.

March 10, 2013
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“A sustainable city is one which contributes to sustainable development, and to do this it must have a high level of urbanization. (…) Without urbanization, it’s nearly impossible to have important development and growth in the economy.To have a city that generates wealth, prosperity and jobs for young people, you need to have planned organization. … Continue reading Critical Questions to Integrate Ecologies and Economies Across Urban-Rural Gradients