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Carlos Cadena Gaitán

Affiliated researcher UNU-MERIT

Medellín, Colombia

Dr. Cadena Gaitán is a researcher on urban sustainability. His work examines the conditions that determine variations in urban transport sustainability outcomes in metropolitan areas of Latin America, with a particular focus on non-motorized transport. Dr. Cadena Gaitán is also a columnist for several media outlets in Colombia, and co-founder of La Ciudad Verde (, a not-for-profit organization applying tactical urbanism strategies, to promote urban transformations in Colombia.