Architect and Urbanist
The keynotes by Teddy Cruz focus on urbanization, slums and analyzing and improving urban growth. Cruz is an architect who looks at the potential seeds of cultural and architectural models in urban slums as inspiration to change the state of urbanization in the United States. Teddy Cruz has collaborated with several non-profit organizations like Casa Familiar to discuss new ideas for affordable housing. He has won multiple awards for his architecture and works as a professor of public culture and urbanism.
The keynotes by Teddy Cruz go into the new possibilities for urban development to be found in places like South American slums. Cruz is a proponent for rethinking urban development in a completely new way and finding new solutions to urban decay while investing in public space.