The unstoppable pace of urbanization and climate change has opened a window of opportunity to rethink future cities. Envisioning sustainable cities will require radical interventions in the built environment and moving towards understanding the social-ecological mechanisms that can make it possible. As part of the Ideal(s) Monitor Project, Fabio is investigating how various social, economic and environmental monitors of the Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam (MRA) can be integrated from a complex system approach. This research aims to better understand the societal implications of having more dense urban areas in MRA while contributing to achieving the goals of the Amsterdam Climate Neutral Agenda-2050.
Fabio is a PhD researcher at the Urban Economics group and research fellow at AMS Institute. Fabio studied Engineering and Policy Analysis (MSc) at TU Delft and Statistics (MSc) at Universidad Nacional from Colombia. Previously, Fabio worked on delivering data-driven solutions to tackle pressing urban social and economic issues (i.e. urban spatial segregation, SDGs agenda, poverty alleviation) in Colombia.
“Moving beyond GDP is necessary if we want to thrive as a society. An urbanized world will require a multidisciplinary approach to co-design new interconnected alternatives to understand and measure societal progress.”