Julián Castro


Architect from the Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia with a MSc in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics. Julián has worked in both the UK and Colombia in territorial development that facilitates smart investment while providing high impact solutions. He has coordinated intermediate scale strategic projects such as master plans, zoning and partial plans. In 2013 Julián joined FINDETER the major Finance Institution for Development in Colombia where he has performed as Coordinator of multidisciplinary teams preparing the Action plans for various cities in Colombia. He has also facilitated decision and policy making for land use planning, community engagement and the strengthening of local institutions. Most recently, his work has been focused on the highly socially and spatially conflicted Colombian Pacific Region where he has led the preparation of urban technical assistance with the support of the Interamerican Development Bank and the National Government’s fund “Todos Somos PAZcífico”.