Sergio Montero

Sergio Montero
Los Andes University (Colombia) | UNIANDES · Interdisciplinary Center for Development Studies (CIDER)

PhD in City and Regional Planning

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Introduction
Sergio Montero is Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and Development at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. He is based at CIDER, an interdisciplinary research center of development studies. His interests are in urban politics and governance, policy mobilities, comparative global urbanism, and local and regional economic development, with an emphasis in Latin American cities and regions.
Additional affiliations
February 2019 - present
Los Andes University (Colombia)
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2015 - January 2019
Los Andes University (Colombia)
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
August 2010 - August 2015
University of California, Berkeley
Field of study
  • City and Regional Planning
August 2007 - May 2009
University of California, Berkeley
Field of study
  • City and Regional Planning
September 1999 - September 2003
University of Granada
Field of study
  • Economics

Publications

Publications (43)
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“Best practices” are either celebrated as inspirational examples that can spur policy change and learning in other places or critiqued as “one-size-fits-all” models that do not consider the complexity of local contexts. Less is known about the forms of power, governance, and legitimacy that are embedded in the construction and mobilization of certa...
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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is marked by the consolidation of sustainability as a key guiding principle and an emphasis on cities as a potential solution to global development problems. However, in the absence of an agreement on how to implement sustainable development in cities, a set of urban policy solutions and ‘best practices’...
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Desde mediados del siglo XX, en Colombia se han implementado políticas e instrumentos de desarrollo local y regional inspirados en las ideas dominantes de modernización y desarrollo que se impusieron tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial en Europa y en Estados Unidos. Este libro surge de la idea de que parte del fracaso de las políticas de desarrollo loca...
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Urban studies scholars have engaged in a lively debate on how to reformat comparative methods in the face of critical scrutiny of the discipline’s purported universalism. We share the enthusiasm for a reformatted urban comparativism and, in this paper, we turn to the thorny and more pragmatic question of how to actually carry it out. While traditio...
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In the past decade, there has been a rise in legal action around urban policy and planning in Colombia. Legal expertise has been mobilized by a plethora of actors, including social movements, local politicians, NIMBY groups and individual citizens. This has resulted in legal experts and judges often dictating how social housing, transport corridors...
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We often think of “cycling space” in cities as the physical infrastructures – bike lanes, parking facilities, bike boxes, etc. – that demarcate where it is appropriate, safe, or desirable to ride a bike. In this chapter we offer an alternative conceptualization of both “space” and “cycling” to broaden the horizon of how bicycle space is produced. G...
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Resumo: As "melhores práticas" costumam ser apresentadas como exemplos inspiradores e criativos capazes de impulsar mudanças políti-cas em outros lugares, ou então ser criticadas por representar modelos "universais" que não têm em consideração a complexidade dos contextos locais. No entanto, sabe-se relativamente pouco sobre as formas de po-der,...
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Although recent academic debates have shown the importance of leadership to promote local economic development (LED) processes, this literature is often based on the experience of cities and regions of the Global North. In this chapter, we argue that to analyse the relationship between leadership and LED in Latin American small cities and periphera...
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Desde 2018, un grupo interdisciplinario de profesores e investigadores del Cider ha trabajado en alianza con la Red ADELCO en un proyecto que buscó generar nuevos conceptos, estrategias y modelos de desarrollo territorial en Colombia. Aunque el enfoque territorial se ha venido impulsando desde hace más de 20 años en Colombia a través de diversas en...
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Numerosos estudios han mostrado la importancia de las asociaciones de productores para promover el desarrollo económico local. No obstante, este tipo de asociaciones existe en muchas ciudades pequeñas latinoamericanas sin que ello constituya una garantía de desarrollo inclusivo. A través de entrevistas con artesanos y líderes locales, este artículo...
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Latin American countries have for a long time been importers of public policies and institutions from the Global North. The colonial legacy and resulting patterns of international relations during the 20th century favoured a course of adoption and hybridization of political institutions. In recent decades, a new conjuncture has emerged in which Lat...
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El Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) número 11 pretende “lograr que las ciudades y los asentamientos humanos sean inclusivos, seguros, resilientes y sostenibles” (Organización de las Naciones Unidas [ONU], s. f.). Este objetivo es bienvenido en América Latina, dado que sus ciudades se encuentran entre las más desiguales, inseguras y contamina...
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This paper explores how to push the field of regional studies beyond its present institutional, conceptual and methodological borders. It does this from five perspectives: innovation and competitiveness; globalization and urbanization; social and environmental justice; local and regional development; and industrial policy. It argues that the future...
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Este documento de política hace una reflexión crítica y propositiva sobre cómo adaptar el enfoque de la gobernanza desde una perspectiva colombiana para promover procesos y políticas de desarrollo económico local (DEL). La primera parte hace una revisión crítica sobre la relación entre gobernanza y el DEL, la cual ha tendido a interpretarse desde l...
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Muchos de los estudios sobre desarrollo económico local se basan en la experiencia de grandes aglomeraciones urbanas como nodos de innovación y ventajas competitivas que conectan a los territorios con cadenas de valor globales. Esta manera de entender el desarrollo local no solo resulta en un desmedido énfasis en las grandes ciudades del Norte glob...
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La innovación se ha convertido en uno de los principales pilares del desarrollo y la competitividad de los territorios. Este documento analiza la relación entre Desarrollo Económico Local (DEL), competitividad e innovación desde la realidad colombiana. El documento comienza con un recorrido histórico por los principales paradigmas de la política de...
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Much of our understanding of local economic development is based on large urban agglomerations as nodes of innovation and competitive advantage, connecting territories to global value chains. However, this framework cannot so easily be applied to peripheral regions and secondary cities in either the Global South or the North. This book proposes an...
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Urban transport policymakers in Latin America are increasingly utilizing the “sustainable mobility” paradigm. This paradigm involves not only considering more seriously the environmental consequences of transport, but also including a wider variety of actors in transport policymaking processes. In this article we use qualitative evidence from Mexic...
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The Ciclovía-Recreativa of Bogotá is a community programme in which streets are closed to motor vehicle traffic and open exclusively for people so they can enjoy a safe, free space for walking, jogging, cycling and skating. Currently, Ciclovía-type programmes have been implemented in cities from all the continents of the world. This case study aime...
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This article analyzes how Bogotá' s transport programs TransMilenio BRT and Ciclovía were learned and adopted in Guadalajara, Mexico. It proposes that the construction and mobilization of simplified " narratives of progress " and the persuasive capacities of the actors that tell these stories, what I here call " persuasive practitioners " , are lar...
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While modern urban planning has traditionally been shaped by policies and instruments from European and North American cities, in recent decades there has been an increase in South-South policy learning and a number of cities of the global South have emerged as alternative urban planning models. Yet, less is known about the practices through which...
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This article analyzes the potential of learning processes to promote governance and economic development in rural areas. It examines how three types of learning in the Lurín River Basin in Peru —-technical expertise, storytelling, and experiential knowledge – combine to empower rural communities to act collectively. Based on an analysis of three co...
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La planeación urbana y regional en América Latina se encuentra actualmente en un proceso de reinvención. Frente a un pasado caracterizado por planes territoriales impuestos por funcionarios y mandatarios del gobierno central de modo jerárquico y vertical, dos décadas de descentralización, democratización y neoliberalización del Estado en América La...
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Policy makers increasingly look to green innovation as a source of job creation. Using the case of California, we argue that green innovation complicates traditional models of innovation and its role in economic development. This study uses secondary source data and a survey of 650 green and traditional businesses to define the green economy, ident...