This event is free and open to the public.
Join Young Professionals of the Americas for a conversation with Belinda Tato, founder and director of the firm Ecosistema Urbano established in 2000 in Madrid. Belinda Tato is an architect, landscape, and urban designer, and will discuss her work in sustainability and urban planning, as well as her experience as an entrepreneur launching Ecosistema Urbano, a specialized urban consultancy. Tato will also share insights into her current and future projects in and outside Latin America.
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About the Speaker:
Since 2010 Belinda Tato has taught at the Architecture and Landscape Departments at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The scope of the firm’s work goes from the initial conceptualization to the final implementation of the projects, and its clients comprehend local and national governments as well as multilateral agencies. In recent years, their research has developed around the design of public spaces focusing especially on the improvement of bioclimatic conditions in contexts and climates as diverse as Norway or Bahrain. As a part of their methodology, Ecosistema Urbano has been developing different tools and participatory techniques to involve citizens in the creative and transformative processes of urban environments. During the last decade Ecosistema has successfully experimented with social software, communication platforms, and the possibilities offered by the new technologies to achieve the creation of more democratic urban environments. Since 2000, Ecosistema Urbano has received prizes and awards in more than 45 occasions by numerous international organizations (awarded by UN-Habitat in 3 occasions) and their work has been covered by media from more than 30 countries (specialized publications, tv programs, international press...). Their projects have been exhibited in numerous galleries, museums and international institutions. Ecosistema Urbano is currently working on projects in Mexico, Chile, Bangladesh, United States of America and Spain and has recently opened a US branch to expand its business in North America.