Hugo Sarmiento

Hugo Sarmiento


M.A., Urban Planning, UCLA
B.A. History, UCLA

Areas of Interest:

Climate Change, Economic Development, Housing, Latin America, Social Movements


Hugo Sarmiento is a doctoral candidate in urban planning interested in applying a critical perspective to the study of housing and economic development especially as it relates to environmental policy such as climate change and risk management. His work is guided by a political and economic frame, and the central notion people and their cultural practices are the basis for building more socially and environmentally just cities. Hugo has a special interest in Latin American urban geographies having completed projects in Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia and Brazil.

Currently, his dissertation work examines social mobilization and grassroots resistance to housing resettlement programs in Colombian cities concerned with adapting to the effects of climate change.

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