The Bartlett School of Planning


BSP PhD Student Wins Colombian Research Prize

8 October 2019

Miguel Hincapie Trivino won first prize in the 3 minute presentation challenge at the Colombian Research in the UK Annual Summit on Thursday 3rd October 2019.

Miguel Hincapie presents at Colombia Research Summit

The 2019 summit, ‘Colombia’s Bicentenary: Looking Back and Moving Forward’ took place at UCL from 2nd to 3rd of October. The event brought together researchers from various disciplines who have an interest in Colombia and provided a forum for them to share their research, exchange ideas and discuss ways to generate impact on Colombia. The themes of the summit were wide-ranging but the bi-centenary of Colombia’s independence provided a common framework to reflect on the role of knowledge and research in the ongoing process of building the country.

Miguel Hincapie Trivino won first prize for his 3 minute presentation about his ongoing PhD research project entitled ‘Landscape character conservation through local communities participation: the case of two Colombian cultural landscapes of universal value’. The research looks at the influence of local communities in the conservation of landscape character in the Coffee Cultural Landscape and the Historic Town of Mompox, in Colombia. The research exposes how different community-led initiatives and practices have contributed to the enhancement of landscape attributes, including diversity, sense of place and collective memory. Initial analytical results on emerging topics uncover that communities' agency, collaboration and co-creation have the potential to change standpoints in the practice of conservation planning for bottom-linked governance and comprehensive management of cultural landscapes.

Miguel's research is being supervised by Dr Elisabete Cidre and Dr Michael Short.

Read more about Miguel and his research.

Read more about the Colombian Research in the UK Annual Summit