Sustainable urbanism: Nature-based solutions - Premios Verdes

Sustainable urbanism: Nature-based solutions


We will learn about proposals for the development of cities that incorporate sustainability as a transversal axis in the construction, planning and incorporation of proposals that consider nature.

City: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Time: 16:00 - 17:20 EC

Place: Palacio de Cristal

Language: Spanish


María Fernanda Aguirre

Chair Americas Regional Network del World Green Building Council

Maria Fernanda is the Executive Director of the Green Building Council in Chile and a Master’s Professor at the Metropolitan Technological University. She has a degree in Architecture and specializes in Organizational Sustainability, Project Management, Circular Economy, and Climate Change. In addition, she is USGBC Faculty and Multiplier B for the B Certification System for companies.

Roland Krebs

Urban planner and Director of Superwien Urbanism

Roland currently lives in Vienna, where he develops strategic urban plans for high-growth cities. He has an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Belgrano, Argentina. He holds a postgraduate degree in Historical Centers from the Open University of Catalonia in cooperation with the Master Plan Office in Havana, Cuba.

Iván Ortiz


Iván is director of Ares Arquitectos for Latin America. He is a specialist in global projects for clients that expand their business at a regional level. He offers a truly global perspective, having lived in Mexico, Scotland and Colombia, and completed projects in three continents. His passion for design, drive, and diverse experience have helped him build strong relationships and guide clients through complex projects.

Manuel Colón


His professional career has taken him on a path working in architecture, urban planning and landscaping studios in cities such as Boston and Taipei. He has a master's degree in Landscape Architecture and Urban Ecology from Harvard University and received the Norman T. Newton Award for design excellence. Manuel has taught at Cornell University, Syracuse University, the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil and the Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo, Samborondón.


Luis Suárez

Vice President & Executive Director at Conservation International Ecuador

He obtained his BS in Biological Sciences from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in 1985 and a Masters in Wildlife Science from The University of Washington in 1988. He later returned to Ecuador, where he created in EcoCiencia, a nongovernmental organization dedicated to research and education for biodiversity conservation in Ecuador. In 1992 he received a scholarship from the Tropical Conservation Conservation and Development (TCD) Program at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, to develop additional graduate studies in wildlife conservation.