Our Vision

A brief introduction of Urbanalytica

Urban Data for better solutions

A great share of urban areas around the globe is in need of equilibrium and resilience.

Thanks to emerging technologies diverse urban challenges are being tackled, resulting in smarter cities and communities. By bringing the Data Science methodology into Urban Planning, we are able to elaborate more accurate visualizations and strategies.

We strongly believe that data-driven analysis can lead to Sustainable Urban Planning practices. The process starts by identifying relevant questions, searching for quality data, and processing this information into powerful visualizations.

“We envision data-driven storytelling as a powerful tool for visualizing urban dynamics and providing better solutions”

The team

María José Jiménez

Maria is best described as someone pragmatic, curious, and eager to learn every day. Her studies in Civil Engineering and Urban Planning Policies are key assets for UA‘s projects.

She envisions a better future for all urban dwellers. Her strong technical skills, her interest in city dynamics and in transportation topics are a central part of her work in UA.

Ariela Valverde

Ariela is a Costa Rican Architect and Urban Planner with a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy Design held at Politecnico di Milano. She counts with 10 years of professional experience within local and multinational firms in her home country and in Milan, where she continues to develop her career. Coming from a country with a recognized trajectory in Sustainable Development, her main goal became to focus her academic and professional practice towards this scope of work.

Recently, she had the opportunity to collaborate in a Transport & Mobility consulting firm in Milan and co-founded Urbanalytica. Ariela was also selected as a 2021 Climate Ambassador by the Global Youth Climate Network (GYCN) initiative from the World Bank Group, to develop a Knowledge-Sharing Platform of sustainable urban strategies for communities in Costa Rica, focused on two main themes: urban nature-based solutions and gender-inclusive urban transformations. Her current area of practice focuses on strategic planning, collaboration with organizations, proposal development, and research activities.

Ariela is passionate about the intersection between urban innovation, planetary health, and gender-inclusive urban planning. She strongly believes that through open collaboration and cross-cut technologies, cities can become more livable, efficient, and resilient settlements.