Feb/22 Lecture
Adriana Chavez

Adriana Chavez

2022 Urbanism Spring Lecture Series
Tuesday, 22-February 12:30 – 1:45 PM EST

Co-hosted by the City Design & Development Program (CDD), SMArchS Urbanism Program and Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism at MIT.

This lecture, Towards resilient regions, cities, and communities in Latin America, will be streamed online here. The webcast link includes a section where you can submit questions to the speaker for the Q&A period in real time.

Adriana Chavez

Oficina de Resiliencia Urbana

Adriana Chavez is an Adjunct Assistant Professor who holds a master’s degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) in Urbanism, Landscape and Ecology and a Master in Architecture II. She graduated in 2014 and was recipient of the Urban Project Prize. She is the co-founder of ORU, Office for Urban Resilience, a design think tank that focuses on implementing innovative solutions for cities through urban design and landscape infrastructure with a water sensitive approach. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City where she graduated with honors in 2008.

Her experience ranges within the public, private and development banks sectors. She has been a consultant for the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) at the Urban Development and Housing (HUD) within the Emergent and Sustainable Cities Program in Mexico. She has also worked as an urban resilience advisor for Mexico City’s Resilience Office within the initiative 100 Resilient Cities pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. She collaborated closely to the CDMX Chief Resilience Officer Arnoldo Matus, participating on the creation of Mexico City’s Resilience Strategy, leading urban planning and mobility areas. Within the resilience office, she contributed largely to build the urban resilience agenda in the city, contributing in projects such as “Towards a Water Sensitive Mexico City” in collaboration with CDMX Public Space Authority, De Urbanisten and Deltares. Adriana has also been an advisor for the Santiago Regional Government carrying out the Santiago’s Resilience Strategy.