We are delighted to announce that Oscar Sosa López will be joining the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment this spring as Visiting Professor of Policy and Social Justice.

Oscar is a critical planning and international development scholar. His research and teaching are concerned with uncovering and overcoming existing barriers to equitable and sustainable urban development. His work draws on theories and methods from planning, geography, sociology and anthropology to examine the relationship between policymaking, democracy and social justice.

Oscar’s current research is focused on understanding the relationship between sustainable transportation policy and urban citizenship. His book project, The Politics of Immediacy: Citizenship, Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility in Mexico City, examines sustainable transportation policy in a Global South metropolis to show how transportation innovations are generating new forms of political and material inequality. This work provides scholars, policymakers, planning practitioners and civil society groups with important insights into how to design and implement socially inclusive sustainable urban policies and create more just and equitable cities. 

Oscar was previously a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design where he taught in the PhD program. He has taught at the University of Georgia, the Rhode Island School of Design and the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He holds a PhD in City and Regional Planning with a concentration in Global Metropolitan Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.