Gabriel Lanfranchi is an architect and urban planner from Argentina. He holds a master’s degree in urban economics from Torcuato Di Tella University and was Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies. Currently he is the director of the Cities Programme at CIPPEC, Argentina. At MIT, he founded the MIT Metro Lab, a special course developed at the Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI), that promotes metropolitan governance and helps governments create better tools for city management. He has just published as co-editor and author “Steering the Metropolis,” an IDB publication about metropolitan governance. He was the director of the Metropolitan Office that coordinated the Strategic Guidelines Plan for the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Region.