Juan Manuel Restrepo Cadavid

  • Low Carbon City

  • Co-Founded with Juliana Gutiérrez

  • All Fellows Conference Host Committee, Medellín 2018

  • 2017 Climate Fellow

Juan Manuel Restrepo Cadavid
  • Low Carbon City

  • Co-Founded with Juliana Gutiérrez

  • All Fellows Conference Host Committee, Medellín 2018

  • 2017 Climate Fellow

bold idea

Educate, connect, and empower citizens to foster collective solutions to tackle climate change in cities.

organization overview

Low Carbon City is a citizen-led global platform building collective solutions to tackle climate change in cities. Low Carbon City educates citizens using creative, participatory, and artistic tools to enhance climate friendly lifestyles. Low Carbon City connect citizens with experts and champions to exchange knowledge and we implement solutions with local communities creating tools for advocacy and building EcoDistricts. Through citizen empowerment and mobilization, Low Carbon City’s goal is to foster Low Carbon Districts with sustainable modes of transport (walking, cycling and public transport), zero-waste solutions, local markets with climate friendly products and services, community-driven urban gardening and breathable green public spaces.

Personal Bio

Juan is co-founder and co-director of Low Carbon City, a citizen-led global platform building collective solutions to tackle climate change in cities. He is convinced of the power of citizens to make changes in society and has been actively involved in the social sector for more than ten years creating projects involved in urban sustainability, education advocacy and social entrepreneurship. He has a masters degree in Governing the Large Metropolis from SciencesPo, France and a masters in Management from the NEOMA Business School, France. As of 2017, he is a PhD candidate in Politics and Public Administration in the University of Hong Kong. His research interests lie on the areas of collective governance, scaling-up social innovation, and urban sustainability. He has published articles for the Stanford Social Innovation Review and Policy & Politics.

  • Issue Area ?

    A general program area that describes the focus of this Fellow’s organization during their Fellowship.

    Environment

  • Organization/Fellow Location ?

    Our most recent information as to where the Fellow primarily resides.

    Medellin, Colombia

  • Impact Location ?

    Countries or continents that were the primary focus of this Fellow’s work at the time of their Fellowship.

  • Organization Structure ?

    An organization can be structured as a nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid (a structure that incorporates both nonprofit and for-profit elements).

    Nonprofit

  • Visit website