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Ph.D. in Urban Design and Studies - Ecuador
Oscar Ospina has a Ph.D. in Urban Design and Studies, a Master's in Local and Territorial Development, and undergraduate studies in political science. He has worked as a consultant and academic researcher on a variety of topics related to urban and territorial planning. Oscar has provided technical assistance to municipalities for the development of Land Use and Management Plans (PUGS); the creation of urban centralities; land management and real estate market analysis in the context of Large Urban Projects; urban development and climate change; and analysis of urban insertion processes for the refugee population in Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador. He has also worked as a public servant in Ecuador at the national and municipal level in planning and economic reactivation processes in post-earthquake urban areas, developing public policies for the regularization of informal human settlements, as well as carrying out urban, economic, and social revitalization initiatives in the historic centers of Quito and Cuenca, Ecuador. Most recently, Oscar has worked as a consultant for GIZ and UN-HABITAT to develop a methodology to guide urban planning with a human rights approach, and in regional planning and land use processes.