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Mario Ramón Silva Rodríguez

General Director of the Metropolitan Planning Institute, Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico

Mario Silva has more than 15 years of experience in sustainable mobility and public transportation policies, as an activist, professor, consultant, academic and now as a policy- maker. He has a degree in International Relations from ITESO, a master's degree in Government, State and Municipal Public Administration from the Jalisco College, and holds a PhD in Education with an emphasis on pedagogical mediation from the La Salle Costa Rica University. 

He served as Director of Mobility and Transport at the Guadalajara Municipal Government from 2015 to 2017. As General Director of the Planning and Development Management Institute of the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara (IMEPLAN), from 2017-2021, Silva Rodríguez consolidated the metropolitan coordination of the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara and promoted the creation of planning and development management instruments, such as the Metropolitan Climate Action Plan and the Integral Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (PIMUS), among others. On August 2, 2021, he was ratified by the Metropolitan Coordination Board, for a second four-year period as the head of IMEPLAN.

See Mario Silva at the Better Futures Forum:

Thursday 19 August, 9.40am - 10.30am AEST
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