Walter Juan Pablo Soto

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    Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal

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Biography: Walter JP Soto, graduated with a bachelor’s in architecture from Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal in 2017. Along his trajectory, he has participated in projects of urban design and participatory processes with a strong focus on vulnerable communities. During his studies, he worked at the NGO TECHO for 7 years building emergency houses for people in human settlements.

He is a partner and the chief operating officer at IntuyLab, an association based in Lima that seeks to improve cities by converting them into more inclusive environments. In his role at IntuyLab, Walter has collaborated with different research institutions finding practical and interactive projects for urban innovation and alternative education.

In addition to his roles at IntuyLab, Walter also works as an urban designer for Urban 95 – Lima, an initiative led by the BVL Foundation and the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima to transform public spaces whilst focussing on early childhood development.

Selected Publications:

  • Soto, W. J. P. (2020): Toolkit for design and implementation of Calm zones and Safe Routes. Urban 95, Bernard Van leer foundation.

  • Soto, W. J. P. (2020): City, space, democracy – International Summer School experience Stuttgart university.

  • Soto, W. J. P. (2020): A naked city and a creative lockdown – Copenhagen Architecture Festival.

  • Soto, W. J. P. (2019): Hallpawasi II Project Stuttgarter Changes Labs – Stuttgart university.

  • Soto, W. J. P. (2020): Atsipatari: collective experience of learning and construction – Stuttgart university (2015)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Architecture
  • Urban Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Gamification
  • Participation processes


Current Position(s):

  • COO IntuyLab
  • Urban Designer at Metropolitan Municipality of Lima

Past Position(s)

  • Urban designer at Proyecto Alto Peru
  • Logistic operator at TECHO NGO
  • Architect at Francisco Rodriguez Architects

Prizes & Awards:

  • Design that Educates 2019 – Laka Foundation in the category “Solarlux Choice”
  • Honorable Mention at the International competition “Parque Fluvial Rímac: Repensando el Borde” – 2017
  • Scholarship for investigation and social intervention at Stuttgart university – ITECH

Memberships & Networks:

  • Placemaking Latinoamerica
  • Placemaking Japan
  • Placemaking Europe
  • WLA (World Landscape Architecture)
  • UN Habitat – innovation and public space