Jacqueline Castaneda

Jacqueline Castaneda

New York, NY, US

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Jacqueline graduated in Architecture from Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Guadalajara, Mexico. She developed her career between Mexico and Italy, where she worked on urban planning and design, mobility strategies, public space projects and architectural design. She formed her multidisciplinary profile working on urban planning for smart city implementations for Mexican urban authorities: projects like CCD Ciudad Creativa Digital, innovative mobility strategies at MIC Mobility in Chain (Milan) and tech solutions for the cities at the firm Carlo Ratti Associati (Turin). Jacqueline has always been involved in ambitious global projects and collaborated closely with recognized firms and institutions such as MIT Senseable City Lab or The International Olympic Committee, developing abilities as a thought leader and creative urban planner, working towards innovative solutions for cities and people while pursuing balanced and healthy communities.


Ciudad Creativa Digital Trust, Guadalajara, MX, Urban Management Director

Sep 2016 - current

Public Space Agency, Zapopan, MX, Urban Planner and Designer | Leader Architect

Project manager of urban planning and design projects.
Development of urban strategies for social welfare.
Development of local regulation and design guidelines for public spaces.
Socialization processes for urban development strategies.

Nov 2015 - Sep 2016

Jalisco Mobility and Transport Institute, Guadalajara, MX, PROVICI Program Coordinator

Development of non-motorized mobility strategies.
Project manager of Metropolitan Cyclist Program (PROVICI).
Chief architect of bikepaths.

Apr 2015 - Oct 2015

Carlo Ratti Associati, Torino, IT, Architect and Urban Designer | Project Manager

Architectural project management.
Development of urban strategies.
Architectural conceptualization and design.

Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

MIC Mobility in Chain, Milan, IT, Urban Mobility Designer

Development of mobility strategies.
Development of urban planning and design strategies.

Sep 2013 - Jan 2014

Ciudad Creativa Digital Foundation, Guadalajara, MX, Infrastructure and Mobility Project Manager

Project manager of mobility and infrastructural projects.

Apr 2013 - Sep 2013

City Planning Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Lead Architect | Urban Planner and Design


Mar 2011 - Apr 2013


Plataforma Formación, Barcelona, ES, Universal Accesibility and Design for Everyone

Online certification

May 2016 - May 2016

Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), Guadalajara, MX, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2005 - Jul 2011

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