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Centre of Development Studies



I investigate how quality of life is affected by the existence of new patterns of urban segregation in the city of Bogota. Urban segregation has created a fragmented city with high levels of inequalities for city-dwellers. Based on a place-based approach to well-being, my research attempts to conceptualise urban quality of life from the perspective of the Capability Approach, looking at how urban segregation affects urban functionings, and assessing to what extent anti-segregation policies are enabling a better quality of life for Bogota's inhabitants.


Key publications: 

Bucheli, Juan Fernando. 2015. "Conditional Cash Transfer Schemes and the Politicisation of Poverty Reduction Strategies". Analisis político, No. 83. Pp. 19-31. Enero-Abril. Bogota. DOI: 



Kuklys Prize at the Annual Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) Conference 2018 for the best conference paper by a graduate student.
Future Cities Prize Fellowships 2016. Research student competition on the topic of future cities sponsored by Capital and Counties Properties Plc.


Title: Living Together: Urban Quality of Life in Spatially Segregated Areas of Bogota.
 Juan Fernando  Bucheli


Person keywords: 
Operationalisation of the Capability Approach
Urban Quality of Life
Urban Marginality and Segregation
Evidence and Learning