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Here you can consult the members that are part of the Scientific Committee of the International Greencities Congress.

Mª Luisa Gómez Jiménez

Mª Luisa Gómez Jiménez

President

Administrative Law PhD. Regional Planning University Specialist, Polytechnic University of Valencia. She develops an intense teaching and research work at the University of Malaga. She was a visiting professor at Virginia Tech, Polytechnic Institute of Technology in Blacksburg at Virginia Centre for Housing Research. Visiting Professor at Harvard University at different times, and member of the Spanish Association of Professors of Administrative Law, she has been proposed as the Liaison for Public Policy of the Higher Education Technology and Learning Association, based in New York. She participates in the RUITS, Research Unit of the Faculty of Law, Arts and Sciences of Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge (UK). Director of research projects in the field of construction, housing and social rights.

Giampiero-Bambagioni

Giampiero Bambagioni

Giampiero Bambagioni is Property Economist, University Lecturer of Evaluation of programmes and projects and Real Estate Finance in Master Courses (University of Rome “La Sapienza” and Perugia University), Expert in Housing and Land Management including Smart Cities Policies.

He is Head of Scientific and International Activities of Tecnoborsa. Economic advisor for some relevant public and private Organizations at Italian and international level on the issues of the development, Housing and land management and economic policies, Valorisation of public assets, appraisal and real estate finance, REITs, Non-performing loans (NPLs).

He is cooperating with UNECE since 2001. Member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Real Estate Market Advisory Group (REM), since its constitution on 2008. Current UNECE REM Chair. 

Giampiero Bambagioni is author and co-author several scientific essays and articles, and scientific coordinator of research projects. Among the most recent “Existing European buildings and cities: Economic improvement and evaluation of cost-benefit related to lifecycle and performance” (2017), Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 11, N.3. David Publishing, USA. DOI:10.17265/1934-7359/2017.03.006

Under his leadership has been elaborated – with the involvement of an international Task Force – the UNECE REM Policy Framework for Sustainable Real Estate Markets: Principles and guidance for the development of a country's real estate sector (2010).

He holds a MSc in Economics; he obtained a Master in Business Administration (MBA). He has attended specialization Courses at the SDA Bocconi University (Milan) and from the University of Milano, Italy. He holds a Diploma in “European Public Management and Economic Policy” from Scuola Nazionale dell’Amministrazione (SNA) under the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (Italy). Member of the Royal Economic Society, London.

Javier Boned Purkiss

Javier Boned Purkiss

Title of Architect by ETSA of Madrid in 1989. Since 1990 he has developed his career in Malaga, working with the architect Salvador Moreno Peralta. They obtained Honourable Mention in 1995 Malaga Architecture Awards. Freelance since 1994. He started teaching in 1998-99 and 1999-2000 courses, teaching Architectural Design at the SEK University of Segovia. In the 2000-01 academic year, he joined the private architecture school EADE, home of the University of Wales in Malaga. This phase culminated in 2004 with the reading of the dissertation entitled "Serialism and architecture: the architecture of the fifties and sixties and their relations with serial music" directed by Professor of Architectural Design at the ETSA of Madrid L.A. Gutiérrez Cabrero. In his teaching career he shows particular interest to investigate and deepen the cultural and artistic aspects of architecture. During 2005-06 he joined the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Málaga as an associate professor, obtaining Doctor Contracted job in 2011, and teaching different subjects of Theory and History of Architecture, introducing theoretical music and film content.

Tomás Caballero

Tomás Caballero Sanguino

Industrial Engineer from the University of Malaga. Trainer in energy certification of buildings by the Andalusian Energy Agency/IDAE. Expert in energy efficiency of buildings by the Andalusian Council of Industrial Engineers. Technical partner for the coordination and development of the first Energy Optimization Plans of the municipalities of Malaga, through the Malaga Provincial Government and the Society of Planning and Development (Sopde). Director of Engineering and Projects 4TEnergy since 2014 and Head of Engineering at TCS Ingenieros since 2000.

José Antonio Conde Heredia

José Antonio Conde Heredia

Technical Architrect, Building Engineer, Master´s Degree in Sustainability and Building Management in the Tourism Sector and Professional Expert in Facility Management. BREAAM associate as well as member of the Review Committee of the BREAAM 2019 manual in the waste area. He is Passivehaus Tradesperson and member of the CE marking and evaluation committee, as notified body of the CEMOSA laboratory. He develops his professional activity as Responsible for Quality and Sustainability in Construcciones Bonifacio Solís, S.L. building company. Vice President and Secretary of the Official Association of Quantity Surveyors and Technical Architects of Malaga since 2009 and Accountant Treasurer of the Andalusian Council of Quantity Surveyors since 2013.

José Ramón de Andrés Díaz

José Ramón de Andrés Díaz

  • - Member of the Governing Board of the Official Association of Industrial Engineers of Eastern Andalusia
  • - Professor of the University of the Engineering Projects Area of the University of Málaga
  • - Vice-secretary of the School of Industrial Engineering
  • - Member of the International Congress of Engineering and Project Management Scientific Committee
  • - Representative of the Spanish Committee of Illumination (CEI) in Division 3 "Interior Environment and Lighting Design" of the International Committee of Illumination (CIE)
  • - Responsible for the research group PAIDI TEP935: DESIGN OF EFFICIENT PROJECTS
Ann Forsyth

Ann Forsyth

Trained in planning and architecture, Ann Forsyth is a Professor of Urban Planning and Director of the Masters in Urban Planning Program at Harvard. Previously she was a professor of city and regional planning at Cornell (2007-2012) of urban design at the University of Minnesota, directing the Metropolitan Design Center (2002-2007). She earlier taught at Harvard Design School (1999-2002) and at the University of Massachusetts (1993-1999) where she was co-director of a small community design center, the Urban Places Project.

Forsyth specializes in the social aspects of physical planning with three main areas of contribution: innovative planning and design in suburban/metropolitan areas—what it is and the results when implemented-, healthy placeshow can the physical environment improve health-, and analyses and critiques of the process of planning and design in these areas.

Her publications include five books, two manuals concern building healthier places and she has written over 170 articles, reviews, and chapters in planning, geography, health, and design including almost 80 refereed articles, and has developed a number of planning tools—from participatory methods and surveys to GIS protocols.

Forsyth has won over 50 awards, honors, and fellowships for professional and research work. She has a BSc(Honors) in Architecture from the University of Sydney, an MA in Urban Planning from UCLA, and a PhD from Cornell.

Alfonso Gago

Alfonso Gago Calderón

Industrial Engineer (2002 - Award for best academic record), University Master in Audiovisual Information Systems (2010) and Doctor in Industrial Engineering (2010) from the University of Malaga. Assistant Professor Doctor of the Project Area of the Higher School of Industrial Engineers. Member of the government board of the Solitec Foundation. Technical advisor of the Andalusian Energy Agency in the field of lighting with LED technology. Collaborator of the Institute of Solar Energy of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Professor of the Master's Degree in Project Preparation BIM and Project Management (DP in BIM Projects + DP in Project Management) of the Universidad de Jaén. "López Peñalver" Prize Universidad de Málaga: Best young researcher in the area of engineering and architecture (2013). Special Mention in the II Innovation Awards of the Alberto Elzaburu Foundation (2015). Author of 3 books/chapters, 7 patents, 12 scientific articles in indexed journals (JCR & SCOPUS) and an extensive participation in international conferences. Fields of study: Applications of LED technology, electronic control for opto-electronic systems based on microcontrollers and microprocessors and development of light electric vehicles (LEVs).

Cristina Gallardo Ramírez

Cristina Gallardo Ramírez

Architect in the free exercise of the profession. Master in Environment and Bioclimatic Architecture MAYAB-UPM. University Master's Degree in Sustainable City and Architecture MCAS-US, Extraordinary Master's Award MCAS 2012/2013 University of Seville. PhD student attached to the Research line City, Territory and Landscape of the Department of Town Planning and Territorial Planning. University of Seville. Visiting Professor at Master of Environment and Bioclimatic Architecture since 2012.

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Ester Higueras García

Ester Higueras García

Ester Higueras, is a Doctor of Architecture, professor of the UPM, and professor of the Master of Environment and Bioclimatic Architecture of the UPM, as well as the University Master of Territorial Planning of the UPM. She has participated in numerous post-graduate courses and conferences. She has directed more than 15 doctoral thesis and has been tutor of more than 60 Final Degree projects of the UPM.

Subject 6: Bioclimatic and sustainable city (6 ECTS): http://www.mayab.com/programa_detalle.html#modulo5, and Subject 12: Urban and Building Rehabilitation (6 ECTS) http://www.mayab.com/programa_detalle.html#modulo15. Responsible for the TFM of Urbanism of the MAYAB with more than 60 directed works.

Helena Madureira

Helena Madureira

Helena Madureira is geographer and holds a Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture from the University of Porto. She is assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Porto. She is an integrated member of Centre of Studies on Geography and Spatial Planning (CEGOT), a research centre dedicated to geography and spatial planning. Her research focuses on green infrastructures planning, landscape and spatial planning and urban environmental planning. 

M ª del Pilar Mercader Moyano

Mª del Pilar Mercader Moyano

PhD Architect from the University of Seville, hired professor at the Dpt. Of Architectural Technology I of the School of Architecture of Seville, Master in Architecture and Heritage, Master in Expert Opinion and Repair of Buildings, director-coordinator of the First International Congress and III National Sustainable Construction and Eco-efficient Solutions, member of the Scientific Committee on Housing Environment published by the Department of Environment of the Polytechnic University of Krakow. Researcher in numerous R & D research projects related to sustainability in building. Author of numerous articles published in journals of impact.

Guido Rings

Guido Rings

Guido Rings es Catedrático de Estudios Postcoloniales, director del Anglia Ruskin Research Centre for Intercultural and Multilingual Studies (ARRCIMS), editor de las revistas GFL (http://gfl-journal.de) e iMex (http://www.imex-revista.com) y coordinador del Máster en Comunicación Intercultural en la Universidad Anglia Ruskin de Cambridge.

Su investigación se centra en la reconstrucción de conceptos de cultura e identidad en las narrativas contemporáneas europeas y americanas. Es autor de las monografías The Other in Contemporary Migrant Cinema: Imagining a New Europe? (Routledge 2016), La Conquista desbaratada (Iberoamericana 2010), Eroberte Eroberer (Vervuert 2005) y Erzählen gegen den Strich (Lang 1996). Es editor de los números especiales Negocios en México (con Antonio Ciruela Lorenzo, iMex 2 2017), Identidades glocales en el teatro y performance mexicanos (con Verena Dolle, iMex 2 2014) y Cine Chicano (iMex 2 2012), del dossier La otra cara de la migración (Iberoamericana 2009), y de los volúmenes colectivos Neo-Colonial Mentalities in Contemporary Europe? (con Anne Ife, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2008) y European Cinema: Inside Out (con Ricki Morgan-Tamosunas 2003). Es también autor de más de 50 artículos y editor del Cambridge Handbook of Intercultural Communication (Cambridge University Press, de próxima publicación).

Carlos Rosa Jiménez

Carlos Rosa Jiménez

PhD in the area of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Malaga. Specialized in Building and Urban Development architect (1996) by E.T.S. Architecture of Seville, where he won the III Dragados Award for Best Thesis (1997). He began his research career as an intern FPDI of the Board of Andalusia in the same school (1999-2003). In 2003 he performed a doctorate from the University of Seville and received the Extraordinary Doctoral Award a year later. In 2007 he joined Malaga University as an Assistant Professor at E.T.S. Architecture, of which he was secretary in the period 2007-10. He has lectured in courses of international PhD and participated in numerous projects of regional and national research in the line of tourism, regional development and historical heritage. It highlights the project of excellence "Minimum pieces of Tourism" and "Atlas Tourism on the Costa del Sol", with research contracts as writing.

Celestino Ruivo

Celestino Ruivo

Adjunct Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering Department - Institute of Engineering – University of Algarve-Portugal (Thermodynamics, Applied Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Air Conditioning). PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University of Coimbra – Portugal. Member of the research centre ADAI-LAETA (Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics). Reviewer of several international journals (Applied Thermal Engineering, Renewable Energy, Energy and Buildings, etc). Author of several published papers in international journals about Thermal Behaviour of Buildings, Heat and Mass Transfer and Air-conditioning Systems. Chairman of the Iberian-American congress CYTEF2016, international conferences CONSOLFOOD2016 and CONSOLFOOD2018. Enthusiast and advocate of solar cooking and organizer of solar cooking workshops in several countries.

Francisco Serrano Casares

Francisco Serrano Casares

Professor at the Industrial Engineering School of the University of Malaga. PhD in Physics from the University of Malaga in 1981. He has taught at the Faculty of Sciences, the University School of Industrial Technical Engineering and the Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineers. He is a specialist in Thermodynamics and Renewable Energies. From the 2012-2013 academic year, he teaches in the Degree in Energy Engineering, of which he has been coordinator, being currently the coordinator of Business Practices.

He has been Academic Director of the Own Title of the University of Malaga Expert in Renewable Energies, Director of the University Institute of Research and Technological Control and Director of the Department of Thermal Engines and Machines. He is currently coordinator of the Andalusian Institute of Renewable Energies at the University of Malaga.

He has participated and directed several research projects of the National Research Plans. He is responsible of the Energy Group (TEP 139) of the Junta de Andalucía. He has various publications in scientific journals and international and national conferences. Likewise, he has carried out various works and reports for companies and official organizations.

Antonio Vargas

Antonio Vargas Yáñez

PhD. Architect Professor of the School of Architecture of Malaga. Architect in the free exercise of the profession. Master in Environment and Bioclimatic Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, E.T.S.A. (2010). Professor at the School of Architecture of Malaga since 2008. Professor of the postgraduate course of the UMA "I Expert in building". Graduate course professor of AMU "II Course of Sustainable Urban Mobility. Mobility. Territory and universal accessibility". Visiting Professor in the Master of Environment and Bioclimatic Architecture. 2012 course. U.P.M., E.T.S.A. Malaga headquarters.