- Current position
- Founder and honorary president Fundacion Metropoli
PhD in City and Regional Planning; degrees in Architecture, Economics, and Sociology. Former President of ISOCARP -International Society of City and Regional Planners- which has members in over 70 countries. He is Fellow and Trustee of the Eisenhower Fellowships; he’s also been appointed as Honorary Consul General of Singapore in Madrid since 2005.
Alfonso Vegara is the Founder and Honorary President of Fundacion Metropoli, an international center of excellence dedicated to research, design, and innovation in cities around the world. Fundacion Metropoli has an alliance with Microsoft in order to work in different cities of the world at the intersection between Territory and Technology. In 2016, the institution ended the project “Caribbean Diamond of Colombia” which has been awarded by the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona in 2015 as the “Innovative Idea Award of the Year”, and also with the prestigious “2017 Global Award for Excellence” by the International Society of City and Regional Planners.
The focus of Alfonso Vegara’s work is to promote strategic values of cities and their future opportunities in a complex and interrelated world. His ideas and projects are presented in the books he has written: “Territorios Inteligentes” and the recently “Supercities. The Intelligence of Territory”; this last publication received the Gerd Albers Award for best book of 2016 by ISOCARP.