María Pilar Giménez Celis

Architect, Master in Urban Planning

    Personal profile

    Personal profile

    Expert in urban public policies, with more than 20 years of experience in high-level positions within private and public organizations, including the Ministry of Housing and Urbanism of Chile. Among her achievements is the drafting of the new National Urban Development Policy of Chile. In the international arena, Ms. Giménez was the Chilean representative on the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Party on Urban Planning between 2018 to 2022.

    Ms. Giménez is currently the Director of the Center for Territorial Studies and Professor at University of Los Andes, in Santiago, Chile. She is also a partner at D’Urbano Consulting, a firm that focuses on strategic planning, applied regulations and urban research

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

    External positions

    Partner, D'Urbano Consultores

    1 Aug 2014 → …


    • NA Architecture