Genaro Cuadros Ibáñez was born in Santiago, Chile in 1967. He is an Architect from the Universidad La República and he has a Master´s degree in Applied Science, special mention in Urban Studies and Land Development from the l’Université Catholique de Louvain. He has been a policy-maker in urban heritage, and investment coordinator of urban and rural lands pertaining to the Chilean government. He is also consultant for the Mexican government in local crime prevention in Tapachula, Monterrey, Torreón and Ciudad Juárez in México. He is currently professor of Urban Studies at the School of Architecture of the Universidad Diego Portales where he is also the Director of the City and Landscape Lab.