Carlos Sainz Caccia

Urban Design & Planning

Boston, MA


Carlos is an urban planner and designer originally from Guadalajara, Mexico. He believes that successful city development should always put people at the center while balancing a diverse (and often competing) array of interests from different sectors of a community. He is particularly passionate about the public realm, which is where these interests are expressed and where a sense of community is built. His work has included a diverse set of projects throughout Mexico and the U.S. He has been focusing on the concept to Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and its impact in the urban form and the construction of public space as a key for TOD success. Recently he was invited as guest lecturer at the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning for a TOD practicum class and is currently advising the elaboration of the Masterplan for Guadalajara’s Historic Downtown as TOD consultant. Additionally, he has worked on several  public and affordable housing projects in the Boston area and the elaboration of the Climate Ready South Boston Report. Prior to moving to Boston, he worked for several years at an architecture and urbanism firm in Mexico, managing urban design and planning projects, and as a consultant to several public dependencies from Mexico City and Guadalajara.