Juan Camilo Osorio

Doctoral Candidate

Juan Camilo’s work leverages his experience as an architect and urban planner working on climate change and environmental justice. His work emphasizes the tension between cities and the political economy of climate action and disaster recovery, where social and environmental inequality exacerbate each other. He is an Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, where he teaches applied research and planning studios in collaboration with grassroots leaders in New York City. His courses nurture mutual learning and explore the ethical and political complexity of the planning profession. As a Research Affiliate and Co-Investigator with the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative, he collaborates with different partners in Colombia to study community-led low-carbon development strategies (LCDS) to support local communities in monitoring and adapting to climate change, as a new source of income, wealth and security.