C. Erik Vergel-Tovar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Professor Vergel-Tovar received his PhD in City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the United States. He studied Architecture at the National University of Colombia in Bogota (Colombia) and received a Master’s on Urban Management and Development with Distinction at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies IHS at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He participated in the Land Readjustment International Training Course offered by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency JICA in Tokyo, Japan. He has working experience as urban planner and policy maker on urban development and housing policies in government agencies in Colombia and research experience regarding the relationship between transport, mobility and urban development with land and housing policies in Latin America, the United States and India.