The 29 participating students involved had diverse academic backgrounds and were enrolled in the PUC Master in Urban Design, PUC Transportation Engineering, MIT Master of City Planning, and MIT Master of Science in Transportation degree programs. This multidisciplinary composition encouraged participants to challenge each other’s thinking and consider interactions between urban subsystems.

Having participants from the United States, Chile, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Guatemala, India, and Mexico allowed for the sharing of a wide range of international perspectives on bus rapid transit and urban design. It also gave students experience with the challenges of the increasing globalization of urban professions.

Santiago Team Boston Team
PUC Felipe Arrué El Bosque Brookline
Patricio Cifuentes Santiago Centro Dudley
Carolina Fariña Santiago Centro Brookline
Diego Garcia El Bosque Cambridge
Soledad Guerrero San Miguel Dudley
Carlos Johnson Los Morros Brookline
Benjamin Lizana Los Morros Dudley
Markus Niehaus San Miguel Brookline
Jose Luis Palomera Portales Cambridge
Sue Pot San Miguel Dudley
Dany Rios San Miguel Somerville
Juan Carlos Rodriguez Los Morros Somerville
Tomas Rossetti Portales Somerville
Lucia Valencia Portales Somerville
Karin Villaroel El Bosque Cambridge
Natan Waintrub Santiago Centro Cambridge
MIT Rinal Chheda Portales Transportation, Cambridge
Michael Dowd El Bosque Transportation, Cambridge
Emily Eros Los Morros Funding, Dudley
Annemarie Gray El Bosque Policy, Dudley
Yafei Han Los Morros Transportation, Somerville
Amalia Holub San Miguel Policy, Cambridge
Deborah Perrotta El Bosque Transportation, Dudley
Lilia Pharazyn da Silva Santiago Centro Policy, Somerville
Katie Pincus Santiago Centro Transportation,Brookline
Pablo Posada Portales Transportation, Brookline
Anson Stewart San Miguel Funding, Somerville
Maggie Tishman Los Morros Funding, Brookline
Catherine Vanderwaart Portales Policy, Brookline

Teaching Assistants:

  • Cristhian Figueroa
  • Anson Stewart