Juanita Devis Clavijo


Juanita Devis is a Researcher in Urban Design at imec City of Things.

She is passionate about cities and architecture, and her interest is to investigate how technology and urban data can provide insights to address their mobility, urban, environmental and societal challenges.

Her background combines her domain knowledge in urban planning and architecture with working experience in smart cities, mobility, logistics and technology (data, map-based visualizations and simulations, sensors, models, applications). In the projects she translates the needs of internal and external stakeholders into project scope, and technical requirements for the engineering teams. During project execution, she guides the technical development by providing domain-specific input and validating the output. She is currently involved in the CityFlows and the Token projects.

She was previously a CityScience Advisor for the City Science Group, at the MIT Media Lab, in the context of the "Andorra Living Lab" initiative, coordinating projects in urban simulation, cultural heritage, and education.

In 2014, she received the Master in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

While not working, you can find her travelling, sketching, or scuba diving.


2012-2014 / Master of Science in Architecture

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Thesis: Progressive self-construction through prefabricated components in Bogotà

Advisor: Prof. Filippo Tartaglia Co-Advisor: Arch. Nicola Anguilano

Grade: 107/110

2009-2012 / Bachelor of Science Degree in Science of Architecture

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Thesis: From Aalto’s approach to Landscape to the Landscape Museum

1993-2007 / Maturità Linguistica

Colegio Italiano Leonardo Da Vinci, Bogota, Colombia


2020 / Dynamic access to the city and last mile (food) logistics

Unblock the city webinar, B

2020 / DigitalTwin and Lovable data

Open Belgium 2020,Hasselt, B

2019 / CityFlows: mapping the city rhythm

EmerceNext 2019, Amsterdam, NL

2018 / Shaping spaces through technology and perception

TNW Conference, Amsterdam, NL

2017 / Entre calles, arquitecturas y emociones: la ciudad percibida

TEDxAndorralaVella, La Massana, AND


2016 / de architectuurtekening herleeft - group exhibition

Architectuurcentrum Eindhoven, Eindhoven, NL

2012 / Marmomacc Stone Academy - group exhibition

Marmomacc, Verona, IT


04/2019-Present / IMEC City of Things - Researcher in Urban Design

Antwerp, Belgium

05/2015-12/2018 / MIT Media Lab - City Science Advisor

City Science Group

Cambridge, MA

05/2015-07/2015 / Leslie Saul & Associates - Internship

Cambridge, MA

05/2013-01/2015 / Studio Tartaglia Partnership - Architectural Designer

Milan, Italy

  • Bamiyan Cultural Center Competition

  • Preliminary proposal for Turkmenistan Pavilion, Expo Milano 2015 Client: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan

  • Research of new prefabricated modular systems in wood for social housing.

  • Design of the enclosed open space for a building in Cassano D’Adda, Italy.

  • Research and mapping of the path of the marble of Duomo di Milano for installation of two statues at Museo del Previati, Castano Primo, Milan, Italy.


2016 / Redesign the Netherlands in 48 hours - hackathon

1st Prize: lalaLaw

TAC, Eindhoven, NL

2012-2013 / The use of Stone in public space design - workshop

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

2013 / Expo Cluster international workshop

Politecnico di Milano, Italy


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Technical skills

Fluent: Autocad, Qgis, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, V-Ray, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, HTML 5, CSS, QGIS, OpenStreetMap, Mapbox GL JS, Leaflet, json, geojson, shp, imagery, tiff, csv, kml, osm xml/Overpass, svg

Intermediate: p5.js, Processing

Basic: JavaScript, Unity


juanita.devis < at > imec < dot > be

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