Speaker at Cityworks (Xpo), Roanoke VA, USA. October 2017

Seventh Year of Celebrating Big Ideas for Better Places
Cityworks Xpo

As cities deal with the effects of climate change and population growth, informal practices have become more common over the years. Although these practices are often stereotyped as urban mistakes, acknowledging the potential of the informal sector, and paying attention to what we can learn from it, could lead to the start of a new approach to alleviate poverty, empower isolated communities, and promote sustainable development.

Speaker at TEDx Quito, Ecuador – June 2017

Theme: Realidad[es]
Topic: Paradigmas de la Ciudad Informal

Speaker at RSA Latin America Division Conference – May 2017

Urbanisation in Latin America: Exclusion, Marginality and Conflict. São Paulo, Brazil
Topic: The Extent of ICS in Quito’s Peripheral Dwellers. Hotel Novotel Jaraguá.

RSA website


Interview to Project for Public Spaces, Virginia USA – October 2016

Thank you to Community Voices from Virginia Tech for an insightful workshop and interview with Ethan Kent, Senior Vice President of Project for Public Spaces.
Listen to the Trustees Without Borders interview here:

Forum Moderator, Ecuador – June 2016

Foro de la Ciudad No. 69: Colegio de Arquitectos del Ecuador – P.


EL COMERCIO Opinion Article, Ecuador – June 2016

Artículo de Opinión: Diario El Comercio

Conference at USFQ University, Ecuador – May 2016

Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Seminar Coordinator, Ecuador – May 2016

Coordinación Seminario Habitat III – Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Conference at USQF University, Ecuador – March 2015

Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Topic: Planificación Urbana: Ciudades Sostenibles


Newspaper Article on Bailey’s First Place at Pennsylvania, USA – March 2010

Juniata College: Campus News


Newspaper Article on Bailey’s First Place at Quito, Ecuador – March 2010

Universidad San Francisco de Quito: Blog Oficial

Speech at Suzanne von Liebig Theatre, Pennsylvania, USA – March 2010

First Place: Bailey Oratorical Contest  – Juniata College