Pablo Lazo

Senior Urban Planner

World Resources Institute

Pablo is the Director of Urban Development and Accessibility at WRI Mexico and a senior urban planner at the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. He is responsible for defining and implementing integrated planning strategies related to low-carbon emissions, urban resilience and land use; he also leads urban development programs across the institute and contributes within WRI to define metrics and tools that support the strategic urban agenda.

Before joining WRI, Pablo served as managing partner of Unidad Diseño SC, an architecture, urban planning and landscape design firm in Mexico City, and as a consultant for the IFC’s Latin America program. He was associate director at the engineering consulting firm Arup for more than 18 years, during which he managed and delivered a range of projects, from urban planning, resilience and mobility to regeneration and housing in developing countries.

Pablo’s extensive experience as a leader in multidisciplinary urban planning and consulting at the municipal and regional level is recognized in several sustainable development works in the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Colombia, Mexico and Brazil. Pablo is an architecture graduate from the Universidad Iberoamericana and holds a Master’s degree from the Architectural Association of London.