Andrea San Gil

Founder, Center for Urban Sustainability, Costa Rica

Andrea San Gil is an Environmental Engineer, with a Masters in Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy. She is passionate about reducing social vulnerability and increasing quality of life through city design and sustainable solutions. She founded the Center for Urban Sustainability in Costa Rica (CPSU) in 2014 and directed it until 2018. She has worked as a policy advisor to different ministries, local governments and the First Lady of Costa Rica in projects related to sustainable development, transport and planning. Andrea is also the Co-Founder of Agile City Partners and one of the movers of the Global Partnership for Informal Transportation.

Andrea loves making music, yoga, cycling, and considers cities to be the best places to transform paradigms, innovate and generate positive impact for both people and ecosystems.