Onésimo Flores Dewey

Founder, Jetty

Onésimo Flores Dewey is the founder of Jetty, a Mexican start-up that aims to use smartphone technology to improve public transport in Mexican cities. He was a Senior Researcher at the Transforming Urban Transport research initiative hosted at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) until 2016. The initiative authorized case studies on the implementation of bus rapid transit (BRT) in Mexico City, the regulation of ride-sharing services in San Francisco, and the pairing of the Cheonggyecheon Stream restoration with bus service reform in Seoul. Onésimo has taught graduate level courses on transit-oriented development (TOD) and transport planning at both Harvard and MIT. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at MIT’s Center for Advanced Urbanism, and has consulted for various development banks and government agencies. He has law degree from the Iberoamerican University, a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a PhD in Urban Planning from MIT.