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Scientific committee

  • José Fariña

Doctor in Architecture, Lawyer, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and an expert on Sustainable Urban Design for the European Union and the Government of Spain. He is also director of the magazines titled Urban y Cuadernos de Investigación Urbanística and shares his views on urbanism, land development, landscape and sustainability in his blog

  • Ramon Folch

Doctor in Biology, socio-ecologist. His fields of action include research as well as regional and urban development from a sustainable point of view, an approach that he helped define and develop. Since 1994, he has been running his own professional studio, ERF, Gestió i Comunicació Ambiental, S.L.. He is also a member of the Spanish Chapter of the Club of Rome and author of numerous publications.

  • Luis Andrés Orive

Coordinator of the Public Space and the Environment Department of the City of Vitoria-Gasteiz. Doctor of spatial analysis and landscape planning, he is an Associate Professor in the Master Course on Landscape Architecture at the State University of New York SUNY-ESF. He promoted and directed the Centre for Environmental Studies of the City Council since its inception in 1989 until 2008, where, among other projects, he developed the VITORIA-GASTEIZ GREEN BELT. Today, he is also a permanent expert on the Board of Good Practices for Urban Sustainability of the UN-HABITAT committee in Spain.

  • Jorge Ozcáriz

Forestry Engineer. Partner of Consultoría y Medio Ambiente Vitoria S.L., where he has participated in the Spain 2020/50 Global Change programme by drafting the programme's first report "The challenge is to act" and a report on the City. He has been director of the Vitoria-Gasteiz Sustainability Observatory and environmental manager for the City Council of Vitoria-Gasteiz and of the Alava District Council.

  • Fernando Prats

ATown development architect. Founding partner of AUIA, he has been the director of emblematic sustainability strategies in Spain, such as the Calviá Local Agenda 21 and the Lanzarote Biosphere Reserve. He is also a CCEIM consultant for the Spain 2020/50 Global Change programme and advisor and coordinator for the Palma Beach sustainability section.

  • Antonio Serrano

President of the Interprofessional Regional Planning Association, Fundicot. He was Secretary General for Territory and Biodiversity of the Ministry of the Environment. Expert in regional development issues, he has led the Spain 2020/50 Global Change report, Transport sector.

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