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Fernando Romero

Manager and President of the board
Laboratorio de la Ciudad de México
Ciudad de México
Fernando Romero
Manager and President
of the board
Laboratorio de la
Ciudad de México
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1. What does it mean to you to have been selected as a "Global Leader for Tomorrow"?

A challenge. We are working in Latin America, wich means thath we are sourroudend by 40% of the undeveloped world. It is important to review what we can do to improve relations between architecture and the status of power that shapes society.

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2. You have been selected by the World Economic Forum for what you have already done in your life, "holding positions of considerable power, influence and responsability". What are the 3-5 things you are most proud of?

1. Founded LCM (Laboratorio de la Ciudad de Mexico) that has grown up to its double in productivity in only one year.
2. Have published ZMVM (Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico) a book that shows the transformation of the quality of life in Mexico City.
3. Beeing mexican in this specific moment.

3. The World Economic Forum is "committed to improving improve the state of the world". You will participate in shaping tomorrow's world. What impact would you like to have?

We are working on ways to import ideas to our context making better quality of life for the population.

4. The World Economic Forum is also a forum to discuss the present state of the world economy. What is the analysis you would give?

Third world economies are not growing (only their mayor companies) the annual head income in our countries is not changing, Mexico for example is not getting clear strategies to grow in matters of education or wealth in a near future. Mexico, as many other third world country, needs to invest in the investigation of different scenarios of future improvement in distribution of wealth.


Fernando Romero
Manager and President of the board
Laboratorio de la Ciudad de México
Ciudad de México
Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

Professional Profile: LCM is doing urban studies to develop models for a city of the future for Mexico City

Personal Profile: A young architect who founded the Laboratory Ciudad Mexico (LCM) which is doing urban studies in Mexico City for a city of the future.
"It is one of the most interesting experimental interdisciplinary projects I know about a city", Ulrich Obrist Museum of Modern Art/Paris.
Romero worked for world famous architects like Rem Koolhaas and Jean Nouvel. He published many articles and gave lectures.
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