Senior Urban Transport Specialist
Arturo Ardila-Gomez is a Lead Transport Economist in the World Bank’s Transport and ICT Global Practice. He co-leads the Urban Mobility Global Solutions Group at the Bank. He oversees a portfolio of transport projects and research activities in China, Mongolia, and Ecuador, and provides overall technical support to the East Asia transport portfolio in particular Vietnam. He also supports projects and peer reviews extensively for all regions in the Bank. Prior to joining the Bank he was director of the Transportation Studies Group at Los Andes University in Bogota. A former Fulbright scholar, Ardila-Gomez holds a doctorate degree in urban transportation planning and a master's degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also a civil engineer and holds a master's degree in economics, both from Los Andes University in Bogota. He is the author of several peer-reviewed articles and a book. He co-authored a book on Sustainable Urban Transport Finance that will be released in January 2016. He is currently finishing research on Smart Cities, ITS, Mobility and Energy Efficiency.