Javier Pérez-Burgos is a faculty member at the Alberto Lleras Camargo School of Public Policy at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. He is starting an applied, multidisciplinary urban planning graduate program that emulates what he found at Cornell; a few core planning faculty partnering with instructors from other departments, including engineering, history, political science, and business to establish a multifaceted core curriculum in which students will choose an area of specialization. Pérez-Burgos hopes to have the first class enrolled for fall 2015. CRP Professor Kieran Donaghy, who was Pérez-Burgos's thesis advisor, has played a key advisory role in the process to start the new program.
Pérez-Burgos also leads a fellowship program called Liderazgo por Bogotá (Leadership for Bogotá) that targets recent college graduates. The program, which emphasizes developing public responsibility and leadership, challenges participants to conceive and implement a project that can help address a current urban issue.