Carlos Pardo

Senior Advisor, NUMO Alliance


Carlos works in the design and implementation of pilots for NUMO, the New Urban Mobility alliance, hosted by WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Before joining NUMO, Carlos had the fortune of working on almost every continent, from Thimphu in Bhutan to Kampala in Uganda, as well as Bogotá, San Francisco, Bangkok and 40+ other cities.

His work has included directing more than 20 projects, spanning the development of a bicycle strategy for cities to the assessment of value capture mechanisms for mass transit and reviewing travel demand management policies in 12 Latin American cities. He has also written 30+ articles and books, and planned and executed 100+ capacity-building activities.

He is a Colombian psychologist with a MSc in Contemporary Urbanism from the London School of Economics. He has worked for development banks, UN agencies and institutions. He founded in 2008, and was its Executive Director until he joined NUMO in 2018. He is the proud recipient of the Cycling Embassy of Denmark’s 2018 Leadership Award.

Carlos takes photos and rides a bicycle in his free time. He has done this for his entire life, and he was even a Colombian national downhill champion in 1998 after having raced for five years in his home country. He lives in Bogotá with his wife and two children.



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