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Diego Alejandro Parra Gonzalez

Title: Civil Engineer, District Office of Mobility, Bogota
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference
Diego Alejandro Parra Gonzalez

Diego Parra is 28 years old. He graduated as a civil engineer from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. During his undergraduate studies, he conducted research on urban and regional sustainability at the “SUR lab” with the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Diego loves Bogotá as much as his family and he is passionate to work for his city. He is currently working with public sector in Bogota’s transportation entity (Secretaría de Mobilidad), under the supervision of his former professor, Juan Pablo Bocarejo. As part of the Modeling Group, Diego has led several micro and demand modeling projects. He is a bike lover, and together with María Camila Bautista have supported several projects aimed to investigate the technical and economic feasibility of new bike lanes in Bogotá. Diego commutes more than 29 miles a day on his bike, and he dreams with a friendlier city for pedestrians and cyclists.