Ramiro Alberto Ríos is a seasoned urban mobility and transport consultant with 15 years of urban mobility and transport expertise. His diverse portfolio ranges from bike-share systems to urban rail and Bus Rapid Transit project implementation. Ramiro played a key role in expanding JUMP e-bikes at Uber and led sustainable transport initiatives at the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank. With a background spanning public and private sectors, NGOs, and municipal government, he oversees projects across Europe, Latin America, and the United States from his base in Brussels, Belgium. Ramiro is also the Founder and Director at reHabitar, a Mexican startup specializing in revitalizing abandoned historic properties in Guadalajara’s Historic Center.
Ramiro earned his master’s in urban planning from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in 2010, specializing in transport and urban mobility. At Luskin, his research focus encompassed the impact of mobility on well-being in urban and rural Mexico and Latin America. Ramiro actively contributed to advancing low-carbon urban transport, critically examining the shortcomings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and its transport projects. During his Master’s, he produced over 10,000 GIS maps, illustrating migration routes from nearly 2,500 Mexican municipalities and correlating them with their destinations in the United States. We are excited to announce a special event for our community – a Meet and Greet session with a distinguished alumnus from the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) Class of 2010.
This is a fantastic opportunity for our current students, faculty, and staff to connect with an accomplished professional who once walked the same halls and shared similar experiences. Our esteemed alumnus has graciously agreed to share insights into their post-graduation journey, professional experiences, and the impact of their MURP education on their career. Gain practical knowledge, network with Ramiro Alberto Rios and discover the keys to thriving in a globalized world.