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Department of Architecture



Carlos A. González-Guzmán is a PhD student in Architecture (Urban Studies) conducting his research on urban housing redevelopment by using value capture mechanisms on Bus Rapid Transit corridors in order to provide affordable housing within the built-up city area. Before starting his PhD at the University of Cambridge in October 2010, he was working as a consultant in transport and city planning in Spain for 6 years. He holds a MSc in Urban Management and a MSc in Civil Engineering: Transportation from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia UPC (Spain), and a BA in Architecture from the University of Valle (Colombia).
He is also co-founder of the Ibero-American Association for Sustainable Urban Mobility ASIMUS (Spain), an active columnist on urban issues for Dinero Magazine and other prestigious written media in Colombia, and a commited speaker on contemporary debates about Mobility and Urbanism for several societal agents in the Latin American context: local administrations, non-governmental organizations and citizen groups amongst others.


His main research interests are Urban Planning, Mobility Management and Local Governance in the context of Latin American cities. His current doctoral research is entitled "Urban Housing Redevelopment with Land Value Capture on Bus Rapid Transit Corridors: The case of Cali, Colombia".

Completion Date

September 2014


Dr. Ying Jin


Key publications: 

Peer Review Journals:

'Road Space Reallocation According to Car Congestion Externality', Journal of Urban Planning and Development ASCE, 137 (3), pp 281-290, Sept. 2011.

PhD Candidate
Queens' College
 Carlos A. Gonzalez-Guzman
Not available for consultancy