ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, and the United States. ITDP’s programs focus on public transport, non-motorized transport, travel demand management, parking, transport policy, and urban development.

Ramón Cruz

International Policy Program Director

Ramón has over 15 years of experience combining international policy, sustainability, transportation, urban planning, environmental stewardship, and climate change. Since 2009, he has been integral to ITDP’s International Policy program as an advocate for sustainable transport and urban development, building relationships with multilateral development banks, governments, and United Nations processes including the Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the Commission on Sustainable Development, the Rio+20 Process, and the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport. With a bachelor’s in International Relations from American University (Washington, D.C.) and a master’s in Public Policy and Urban and Regional Planning from Princeton University, Ramón has dedicated his entire career to environment and sustainability advocacy. His prior roles include vice president of the Environmental Quality Board (Puerto Rico’s environmental regulatory agency), vice president of Energy and Environment at the Partnership for New York City, and senior policy analyst at the Living Cities Program of the Environmental Defense Fund. He has been a consultant for the World Bank, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).


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