Jorge Macías

Director of Urban Development and Accessibility, WRI México


Jorge is Director of Urban Development and Accessibility at WRI México, where he leads the team's work on urban development, public space, urban water management, air quality, finance and urban economics. Through his work, WRI México intends to link urban form, proximity to services and the social-economic structure to promote local economic development and quality of life within a human scale.

Jorge previously worked at the Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis where he served as Deputy Director General of Sustainable Urban Development. He has also worked as advisor and consultant for several institutions such as the World Bank, Environmental Ministry of Mexico, Interamerican Development Bank, UNEP, etc.

Jorge studied economics at Tecnológico de Monterrey and holds studies in sociology from the National University of Mexico.  He holds a specialty degree in finance by the University of British Columbia, Canada and an M. Ph. degree in Environmental Economics and in Economic Development from the University of Oslo, Norway.


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