Nuestra Voz en la Ciudad

Project Description

This project seeks to assess the relationship between healthy lifestyles and characteristics of the urban environment.  Through this collaborative effort, participants and stakeholders join in the search for solutions to create healthier environments.  We hope to empower the community through Citizen Science to identify the main barriers and facilitators for healthy lifestyles in 5 different environments of Bogotá: schools, parks, Ciclovía, public transportation, and markets.


  • Universidad de los Andes
  • Universidad de Antioquia
  • Stanford University


  • Community leaders for each environment

Research Question

What is the relationship between healthy lifestyles and characteristics of five different urban environments?

Media and Publications

  • Building healthier communities through citizen science: link (Note: document is in Spanish)
  • Presentation on project details: link

Our Voice Impact

"This experience has changed my life.  I see inadequacies everywhere I go as it relates to pedestrian access and safety.  I even stop [at] construction sites to remind them to be considerate of the handicapped in our community.  Thank you all so much for this awareness and empowerment to require change."

~ Pam Jiner, GirlTrek Advocacy Leader, Denver CO