Víctor Montero-Dien

Founder & CEO, Regenbe
Regenerative Built Environment Institute

Participaciones de Víctor Montero-Dien

[Día 1]
15:00 - 16:15
Theme: Carbón incorporado y circularidad: la nueva economía verde.

A Costarican licensed architect, his specialty is design, and in particular sustainable design, now evolving toward a Regenerative Practitioner. Living Future Hero 2019, Victor have been working as an architect in practice since 1992 and create its own firm in January 2009. Along this more than 30 years-experience, he has developed his passion for, and professional background in, sustainable planning and design, in which he has been awarded in the 1st Costa Rican Biennal of Architecture 1992, with the 1st Award on Research, Critic, History and Planning Category for his work “Sociobiotic communities: an operative model of sustainability”. He is the author of numerous books and papers in the field of sustainability and related areas, he has presented at numerous conferences, and regularly lectures, in Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Panamá, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Colombia, Peru, Chile and Brazil. In 2020 and 2021 he was invited to present at the Living Future conference about his work in Latin America. In 2019 he was awarded as Living Future Hero by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).

Victor was a national representative on several conferences, meetings and workshops, like Industrial Transformation held at San Jose dos Campos, Brazil, sponsored by the IPCC, but also as the Facilitator for the National Organization for the Earth Charter consultation, and head of the National Delegation to the Conferencia Continental de las Américas for Earth Charter, held in Matto Grosso, Brazil, both in 1999.

Since 2012, he has worked as an Ambassador Networking Volunteer of the Living Building Challenge, and founder of the LBC Collaborative Costa Rica, as an ILFI member, and also as a member of the USGBC, CTBUH, CRNDA, APRORESET and the International Association for Mass Timber Construction (IAMTC).

Former Urban Planning and Development Director at the Municipality of Montes de Oca, from 2003–2006, where he coordinated the technical sessions to approve a new Master Plan for the county. From 1996-1999 he founded and ran the Sustainable and Peace Institutional Program (PRINSOPAZ) for the University of Costa Rica as a the first interdisciplinary effort to officially promote sustainability into the University.

Since 2020, he leads a gathering of heroes and sheroes from Latin America and the Caribbean as a robust network, building a Co-Lab Farm of regenerative and sustainable practitioners facilitating a cross-pollination learning environment and its Quantum-Leap 2030 Campaign.