- Universidad del Rosario Professor
Patricia is Professor of Urban Studies and Planning and offers three core courses: Introduction to Urban Spatial Analysis, Territorial Development and Planning, and Urban Planning and Land Management Instruments. She has a long trajectory as a planning practitioner, including key policy making positions at the Bogotá Planning Office, such as head of the City Master Plan task team and manager of the Strategic Operations office.
Internationally, she has been involved in project formulation and policy analysis consultancy at the World Bank; as well as in policy research as a visiting professional at the IADB and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Professor Acosta has been a Fulbright Scholar and SPURS Fellow at MIT, and a JICA fellow with the HDA in Sapporo, Japan. She holds a master´s in Urban Planning, also from MIT, and her bachelor´s in Architecture from Universidad de Los Andes. At URosario, she has continued her work in training and institutional capacity building, land value capture and municipal/territorial development instruments; and regional planning.
In research she is interested in the policy linkages between habitat policy areas (neighborhood upgrading, land management and affordable housing). Her current project is focused on understanding typologies of informal urban development in colombian cities.