Cristina Garrido

Cristina Garrido is an expert in urban sociology and innovation. She is the Director of Innovation and Strategic Development of Anteverti, and has more than 15 years of experience advising cities and private companies to develop their strategic and innovation plans. She also is the Director of CitiesToBe, Anteverti's knowledge platform, and Co-curator of the events related to the Smart City Expo World Congress held abroad. With a background in arts and urban studies, Cristina's expertise focuses on how innovation can be a tool for improvement, sustainability and strategic development of cities. She has written for several publications and, up until 2017, was an Associate Lecturer at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Cristina Garrido holds an MA in Urban Sociology, a BA in Visual Arts and Cultural Studies, and has a Diploma from the Stanford Graduate School for Business, for the Ignite Program for Business Innovation (2017).

Cities moving into the Metaverse: an augmented, but better reality?

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Director of Innovation and Strategic Development in Anteverti, Expert in Urban Sociology & CitiesToBe Co-Director

Can the Metaverse be useful to improve people's lives? As its boom raises questions, our experts explore how cities are already tapping into its potential today.

The indispensability of urban innovation: 5 examples on how it has proven crucial for cities to face the Covid-19 crisis

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Director of Innovation and Strategic Development in Anteverti, Expert in Urban Sociology & CitiesToBe Co-Director

From more human-centered urban spaces to new housing concepts, let's hope the disruptive period unleashed by the pandemic to be an igniter to start making things better in our cities.

Covid-19 and the future of cities:  How are public space and social life going to change?

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Director of Innovation and Strategic Development in Anteverti, Expert in Urban Sociology & CitiesToBe Co-Director

Our expert analysis | The pandemic has made visible a series of pre-existing socio-economic issues of contemporary cities.

Urban innovation matters: 10 articles and resources to highlight why

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Director of Innovation and Strategic Development in Anteverti, Expert in Urban Sociology & CitiesToBe Co-Director

The importance of data, research and experiment; thinking outside of the box; a human-centered digitalization approach; putting people at the core: these are some of the keys to foster smarter cities, according to our team's expertise.

Jane Jacobs, Eyes on the street

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Director of Innovation and Strategic Development in Anteverti, Expert in Urban Sociology & CitiesToBe Co-Director

On the 100th anniversary of Jane Jacobs, her new perspective to urbanism is remembered.