Daniela Abril Gutierrez

Born and raised in the warm northern Mexico, Daniela is a woman of restless mind and passionate about urban landscapes and sustainable urban life. She has a BA in Architecture, where she developed a particular interest in urbanism, mobility and research.

As of 2017, and on the occasion of the Mexico-Germany Dual Year, she was involved in a series of International Workshops in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich, the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB) and UDLAP, around social urbanism, spatial planning and urban resilience.

She returned to Mexicali, Mexico in 2019 to join the team of a local NGO called LABICI, as Urban Project Coordinator, where she developed, and coordinated community-led projects around road safety and placemaking. She is currently a MSc. candidate in Urban Management and Development, under the Infrastructure and Green Cities specialisation, at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Daniela also believes that the bicycle is a powerful tool to transform and strengthen communities, and at BYCS, she works as Project Coordinator supporting BYCS’ diverse cycling advocacy work globally. Her professional interests circulate governance, social innovations and gender equality.