Dr. Carlos  Cadena-Gaitán

Dr. Carlos Cadena-Gaitán

Researcher, PEAK Urban – Oxford University

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Dr. Cadena-Gaitán is a researcher at PEAK Urban – a multinational project led by Oxford University in alliance with EAFIT University, Cape Town University, Peking University, and the Indian Institute for Human Settlements. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Maastricht in 2014 and is an affiliated researcher at the United Nations University Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), within the research group(s): Sustainable Development, Innovation and Societal Transitions.

Carlos serves as the Academic Coordinator at the Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies (Urban), a research and social projection center on urban-environmental processes in Medellín, Colombia where he coordinates internal research projects. In 2015, he was the director of the 4th World Bike Forum, which gathered 7000 people in Medellín. He was granted the 2015 "Future Sustainability Leader" Prize by the Danish Think-Tank ‘Sustainia’ and was nominated to the "Inspired Leadership Award" by The Performance Theatre in London.

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