Solangel Fernández is an architect, urban designer, and urban economist with 15 years of experience. Throughout her career, she has been in charge of directing urban development and sustainable mobility initiatives as well as large infrastructure projects, especially during trying political times. In Peru, Solangel directed the urban planning offices at the municipalities of San Isidro and San Borja where she and her team developed innovative strategies to transform public spaces for the wellness of communities. Additionally, she has participated and coordinated metropolitan urban plans, key for the development of the country, and directed urban regeneration projects in vulnerable human settlements over the hills of Lima. Previously, she worked on urban design projects in various cities across Uk, Europe and Asia.
Recently, Solangel held the position of Minister of Housing, Construction and Sanitation of Peru during the Transitional Government of President Sagasti. During her administration, as a historical milestone, the National Housing and Urbanism Policy and the Sustainable Urban Development Law were approved. She holds a Master’s degree in Urban Design from Oxford Brookes University and a Master’s degree in Land Economy from Cambridge University.