Carlos Felipe Pardo
Published April 19, 2022

Carlos Felipe Pardo is a psychologist who serves as a senior advisor to New Urban Mobility Alliance (NUMO), an international group of companies, communities and nonprofits focused on urban mobility issues related to new technologies. He researches urban development, mobility, road safety, public health and climate change in cities throughout the developing world.  

Pardo has coordinated and delivered more than 70 training courses on topics related to urban development, climate change, rapid buses, non-motorized transportation, demand management, and sustainable transportation. Pardo has also worked with NGOs, United Nations agencies, and development banks, including coordinating the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Sustainable Urban Transport Project for Latin America and Asia.

Previously, he founded and served as the executive director of Despacio, a Colombia-based NGO focused on food access, transportation and family life. Pardo is also the author of various books, chapters, journal articles and blog posts on key topics of road safety, mobility and urban development. 

Pardo has a master’s in contemporary urbanism from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s in psychology from The Pontifical Xavierian University.

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Pronouns: he/him

Expertise: Urban transportation, urban development, urban quality of life, sustainable transportation in developing countries, new technologies in transportation

Language(s): English and Spanish

Location: Bogotá, Colombia


Phone number: +57 321 3433727

Twitter: @carlosfpardo

Instagram: @carlosfpardo

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