Abel Enguita

 Abel Enguita, Urban Planning Director, CEIM, Madrid, España

Abel Enguita holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Toronto and is a University Professor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the Technical School of Architecture of Madrid. He has been in private practice as an urban planner and architect since 1970 working for private enterprise as well as local and regional authorities of Madrid and the national Administration. He is the planning consultant and Secretary of the Urban Planning Committee of CEIM, the Employer's Confederation of Madrid since 1981 as well as a planning consultant of ASPRIMA (Urban Developers' Association of Madrid) since 1987. Abel Enguita has been the Founder and Director of the technical review URBANISMO, published by the Official Association of Architects of Madrid since its creation in 1987. Dr. Enguita was also Director of the Strategic Plan of Madrid in 1992. Abel Enguita is Vice President of INTA.


 Adrien Sanchez, Sustainable Development and Transport Department, Public development Agency of La Defense-Seine-Arche, Paris, France

En charge du projet dédié au développement durable sur l'échangeur A14/A86, Adrien Sanchez s'occupe du développement d'une zone d'écoactivités sur le territoire de Seine Arche. Il travaille également à l'établissement d'une norme sur les quartiers d'affaires durables en partenariat avec l'AFNOR et porte la réflexion sur les questions de ville durable et d'adaptation du territoire au changement climatique.


 Aideen McGinley, Chief Executive, Ilex Urban Regeneration Company, Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Aideen has been Chief Executive of Ilex since September 2009, having previously held Permanent Secretary positions with the Department for Employment and Learning and with the Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure. In this role she was instrumental in the creation of the first Arts and Cultural Strategy for NI. She was formerly Chief Executive of Fermanagh District Council. She has worked in Community Services and Economic Development in Strabane and Fermanagh and as a Planner in Donegal. She is a member of the cross NI Committee of the British Council, the NI Chief Executives Forum and the Fermanagh Trust. She led the cross government unlocking creativity initiative, the Belfast bid for European City of Culture 2008 and chaired the millennium centre. She has been involved in UK and Regional bodies, the University for Industry, the National Lotteries Charities Board, Rural Development Council, Business in the Community, Northern Ireland Voluntary Trust, Bank of Ireland, NI Millennium Company, Verbal Arts Centre, BBC Appeals Committee, the Omagh Fund, ICBAN, and the 2010 Steering Group amongst others. She is involved in a wide range of community, economic, cultural and rural development initiatives and has published papers and spoken widely on her experience of local development, whole systems approaches, cultural and civic entrepreneurship and leadership. She was awarded an honorary Degree and an OBE in 2004.

Alberto Undurraga

 Alberto Undurraga, Mayor, City of Maipu, Chile
Estado Civil: Casado, 2 Hijos
Fecha de Nacimiento: 17 Junio 1969

Sep 1997 - 1998: University of Michigan, "Master of Arts" en Economía Aplicada.
1987 - 1992: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Licenciado en Ciencias de la Administración, Ingeniero Comercial con mención en Administración de Empresas.
1975 - 1986: Colegio San Ignacio, Enseñanza Básica y Media.

Principales Actividades
6 de Dic 2004 a la fecha: Alcalde de Maipú.
2000 - 2004: Servicio Nacional del Consumidor (SERNAC), Director Nacional.
2001 - 2004: Instituto Nacional de Normalización (INN), Consejero.
2000 - 2002: Comisión Antimonopolios de Chile, Miembro.
1994 - 1997: Bandesarrollo Microempresas S.A., Gerente General.
1993 - 1994: Banco del Desarrollo, Jefe Comercial del Programa de Microempresas.
Actividades Académicas
Profesor Universitario, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.
Director de Ingeniería Comercial, Universidad Alberto Hurtado (1999-2000) y académico de la Universidad Central.


 Alberto Zabala, Team of the Partial Territorial Plan, Donostialdea, Spain


 Alfonso Martinez Cearra, CEO, Bilbao Metropoli-30, Spain
Alfonso Martinez Cearra was graduated as an engineer in 1979. He was formally responsible for a number of executive positions in European manufacturing companies before being appointed as the Executive Director of Promobisa, the City of Bilbao's economic development company, in 1989. Since 1992, AMC is Director General of Bilbao Metropoli-30, a public-private partnership set up to revitalize metropolitan Bilbao, and Director of the magazine Metropoli-30. He is Vice-Chairman of the British-Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Bilbao and The SPIN-Spain (Software Process Improvement Network). AMC represents Bilbao Metropoli-30 in the Bilbao Convention Bureau (BiCB) and in the Association for Benchmarking Implementation (AiB) as Member of the Board, as well as in Uniport Bilbao. He is an active member of The Internet Society, The System Dynamics Society, The World Future Society, ICMA, Club Financiero de Bilbao, Transport, Logistic and Infrastructures Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of Bilbao, The International Network for Urban Development, Strategic Management Society and The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN@large). He is a permanent professor in the cities' strategic development academic program organized by Bilbao Metropoli-30.


 Andrew Boraine, Capetown partnerships, Capetown, South Africa
Andrew Boraine is Chief Executive of the Cape Town Partnership, a public-private partnership focusing on the regeneration of the Cape Town Central City. He is also Adjunct Professor at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town. Andrew has been involved in South Africa's local government and urban development processes for the past thirty years, as activist, advisor, negotiator, government planner, city manager, facilitator, communicator and writer. He conceptualised and coordinated the establishment of the innovative South African Cities Network in 2002. He has delivered papers on city and urban development strategy at international conferences of, inter alia, the Urban Age Project, INTA, World Urban Forum, Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government (UK), Institute of Governance and Public Management at Warwick Business School (UK), Cities Alliance, World Bank, United Nations, UK Government and USAID. He has taken part in the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme Urban Missions to the Cities of Belfast, Derry and Barcelona, and is a Board member of the International Downtown Association. He is a Board member of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and chairs the Board of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Andrew writes a regular blog called Cities for People (www.andrewboraine.com) and is a graduate of the University of Cape Town.

Andy Pratt

 Andy Pratt, Professor of Culture, Media and Economy, Head of Department, Culture, Media and Creative Industries Research (CMCI), King's College London, United Kingdom
Andy is an internationally acclaimed expert on the topic of the cultural industries. Andy has published over 80 books, chapters  and articles. He has guest edited several special issues of international journals on the cultural industries: International Journal of Cultural Policy, Growth and Change and forthcoming special issues of Theory, Culture and Society; and, Information, Communication and Society. Andy specialises the analysis of the cultural industries in the US, Europe and Japan. This research has three strands. The first focuses on the spatial clustering of cultural industries with particular attention to New York, San Francisco, London and Tokyo. The second strand concerns the definition and measurement of employment in the cultural, or creative, industries. Andy has produced definitions of the cultural sector that has been taken up and used as standard measures by national and regional agencies in the UK and internationally (UNCTAD and UNESCO); he is currently working on an international comparative measure of employment in the cultural industries. Third, the development and analysis of policy for the cultural industries.
Recent research projects include (all three funded by UK Economic and Social Research Council)
"    The film and television industry production chain in the UK
"    New media clusters in the UK
"    Cultural industries seminar network
Andy founded the MSc Contemporary Urbanism programme at LSE, and is launching the MA Creative Cities at KCL in 2010. More info and downloads of papers:

Angel Martin

 Angel Martin, Professor of Urban planning, Escuela T.S. de Arquitectura de Barcelona (UPC)
Arquitecto y catedrático de Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (UPC-Barcelona Tech). Su prolongada experiencia en la redacción de planes y proyectos urbanos y territoriales en ámbitos del País Vasco y de Cataluña, principalmente, tiene entre sus más recientes muestras la participación en la colaboración interuniversitaria para la redacción del Esquema Director del Corredor Jaizkibelpe en Gipuzkoa (2006), la dirección del proyecto de Plan director de usos del Parque central de Montjuïc en Barcelona (2007), o del planeamiento urbanístico actualizado para la mejora del barrio del Carmel y entorno en Barcelona (2009). Autor de estudios sobre la realidad urbana histórica y contemporánea de Gipuzkoa, dirige y mantiene activas investigaciones académicas sobre cuestiones de teoría e historia de la ciudad y sobre la constitución y el proyecto de la ciudad contemporánea, particularmente, en este último caso, las relativas a las áreas metropolitanas de Barcelona y Lisboa. Sus trabajos han sido recogidos en numerosos libros y colaboraciones en publicaciones periódicas. Entre los más recientes, su libro Gipuzkoa urbana: nueve pautas (2008), publicado por la Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa.


 Ann McAfee President, City Choices Consulting, Vancouver, Canada
Ann McAfee retired in June 2006 from the position of Co-Director of Planning for the City of Vancouver, Canada.  During her thirty years in Vancouver, Ann managed the Citys Housing Programs and, from 1994  2006, was responsible for Vancouvers award winning CityPlan, Community and City-Regional Planning, and Business Improvement Program.  She co-managed Transportation, Industry, Financing Growth, and Sustainability Plans. In mid 2006 Ann established City Choices Consulting, a firm specializing in advice on strategic planning and public processes. Since retiring Ann has advised cities in Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, China, Ukraine, and Sweden on governance and land use planning. She recently served as: Canadian Project Manager for an award winning study on Community Development in Shanghai; member of the Melbourne 2030 Expert Audit Panel; advisor to the Canadian government on Decentralization and Local Governance funding to Ukraine; and member Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund Review. Ann is currently a member of the American Planning Association Sustaining Places Task Force. Ann has a Doctorate in City Planning and Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia.   She is an Adjunct Professor at UBC teaching Strategic Planning, has served on the UBC Senate, and been a Visiting Professor at Queens University Canada and the Technical University of Sydney Australia. Community contributions include Chairing the Board of Trustees of Vancouver General Hospital and President of the UBC Alumni Association. Ann is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners and has been recognized by Lambda Alpha International (Honorary Land Economics Society), International Downtown Association, Urban Development Institute, and the Canadian Housing Design Council for her contributions to affordable housing, strategic planning, and innovative public processes. In 2007, Ann received the Kevin Lynch Award for Distinguished Planning Practice from MIT.

Arantza Tapia

 Arantza Tapia Otaegi, Member of Country Council Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia
Graduated as an Industrial Engineer (specialising in Electricity) from the University of Navarre in 1987 and Doctor in Industrial Engineering from the University of Navarre in 1992. She has been Professor of Control Systems in the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and  Director of the MSc. in Social Technologies (2005-2006) in the UPV/EHU, Dean of the Polytechnical College of San Sebastian (2002-2005) and Vice-minister of Transport and Public Works in the Basque Government (2005-2007). Since 2007, she is Minister of Mobility and Regional Planning in the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa. She has participated as a lecturer in Paris at the UIC Congresses about High Speed Railways and the Regional Planning (2008-2010).

Arthur Aw

 Arthur Aw, Senior Vice President, Architecture and Planning, Ascendas, Singapore
Senior Vice President at Ascendas Pte Ltd. Arthur Aw was educated in University of Texas at Austin with a BArch Highest Honours with American Institute of Architects medal, and graduated from INSEAD International Management Program, Arthur is a recipient of the American Institute of Architect Scholarship, the Robert Leon White Memorial Fund Award, and the Singapore Young Designer Award. Arthur is a registered architect in Singapore and practised interior design, architecture, and urban planning in Asia Pacific. Previously, Arthur was the Director of Land Planning in JTC Corporation, overseeing the master planning and urban design strategies, as well as the land use and land management policies for Singapore's industrial estates and science and technology parks. He is also a member of the National Master Plan Committee that approves all major infrastructure and land use projects in Singapore.

Bertrand Porquet

 Bertrand Porquet, Vice President Sustainable Urbanization, GDF Suez, Paris, France
From 2008 to 2010, Director of Sustainable Development COFELY GDF SUEZ (company of energy services).
From October 2005 to March 2008, Director of Major Projects Elyo Ile de France, SUEZ. March 2003 to September 2005, major accounts manager Elyo SUEZ. Between 1994 and 2003, consultant in organization and human resources within SVGM and Ernst & Young as financial auditor for KPMG. Education: Master of Business Law and graduated from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse.

Brent Toderian

 Brent Toderian, Chief Planner, City of Vancouver, Canada
Brent Toderian was appointed Vancouver's Director of City Planning in 2006, succeeding celebrated Co-Directors Larry Beasley and Dr. Ann McAfee. His broad mandate involves development and architectural approvals, including many projects related to the 2010 Winter Olympics, as well as city-wide and community visioning and policy, including leadership of the award-winning EcoDensity city-wide initiative and other initiatives key to achieving Vancouver's goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020. Since assuming the Director's role, Brent has been promoting a candid dialogue around bold new opportunities for sustainability, creativity, and architectural risk-taking. Brent came to Vancouver from the City of Calgary, where as Manager of Centre City Planning + Design, he oversaw visioning, development and design in Calgary's Downtown, Midtown and Beltline communities. Brent also created and was leading Calgary's award-winning Centre City Plan, which took an unusually holistic approach to the future success of Centre City. Brent previously spent 4 years championing a new tone for innovative inner-city and suburban neighbourhood design and integrated communities in Calgary as its Chief Subdivision Planner. For almost 10 years before that, Brent was an award-winning planning and design consultant based in Ontario, working for and with many municipalities, community groups and developers from Toronto to Yellowknife. Brent had a particular emphasis on downtown and inner-city planning and revitalization. A passionate advocate for creative city-building, urban design and architecture, Brent speaks and writes globally on the subjects, has taught and lectured at numerous universities, has provided peer mentoring to many global cities, and is a co-founder and President of the Council for Canadian Urbanism while sitting on numerous other boards and groups related to cities. Called a sophisticated urbanist by the Vancouver Sun, and an urban firecracker by the Globe and Mail, Brent practices what he calls holistic urbanism in all aspects of his work. In real life he's an avid skier and loves anything in the outdoors (urban and natural), is passionate about all aspects of the arts, and is an avid traveler and student of cultures. Visit Brent's blog at: http://www.planetizen.com/blg/10088

INTA President

 Budiarsa Sastrawinata, President of INTA
Budiarsa Sastrawinata is an entrepreneur with extensive track records in real estate development. The father of four, the husband of Rina Ciputra Sastrawinata, is holding many important positions in real estate companies and organizations throughout Indonesia and the world. He is currently the President Director of PT Ciputra Residence, the company behind numerous new town developments in Indonesia (i.e. CitraRaya Tangerang, CitraGarden City Jakarta, & CitraGrand City Palembang). He's also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ciputra Group's latest international new town developments, namely Grand PhnomPenh International City in Cambodia, Kolkata West International City in India and Ciputra Hanoi International City in Vietnam, where at the latter project he was awarded by Hanoi People's Committee (HPC) for achieving outstanding job performance in 2007 as well as Asean Businessmen Award 2007 by ACBF (Asean Capital Business Forum). His present professional position also includes, Managing Director of Ciputra Group and the Director of PT Damai Indah Golf - a company that owns and operates two prestigious Golf Courses, designed by Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones, in Jakarta. He is former Member of Indonesian House of Representative and Indonesian Parliament, and also actively involves in real estate organization in Indonesia and the world. He is the Member of Advisory council in Real Estate Indonesia (REI), member of FIABCI, Member of Advisory council in AREBI (Real Estate Broker Association), and also the President of INTA for 2008 - 2010 periods.

Charles Lin

 Charles Lin, Professor, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Charles Lin is associate professor with the Master degreed in Urban Planning/Urban Design and also an  architect-planner with research interests that span the policy context for delivering better living cities and statemarket relations in land and property development as well as the design and management of urban regeneration.  He has taken important positions in the official arena of Taiwan for the last two decades ranging from local  municipalities to the central government as office leader and/or Director-General of different authorities. In 20072008 he served as the Director-General of Construction Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior, who was  responsible for national spatial planning, town and rural planning, new town development and urban regeneration  policy, housing policy as well as National Parks services. In 2002-2007 Charles hold two different posts of  Director-General in Kaohsiung City Government including Public Works Bureau and Urban Development Bureau.  During his official career in Kaohsiung City, he took a leading role in improving Kaohsiung city riverfront and  harborfront redevelopment, speeding up construction and operation of sewerage systems and public amenity  infrastructures, and promoting private investment in public infrastructure projects on PFI (Private Financial  Initiatives) basis.

Clara Gaymard

 Clara Gaymard, President General Electric Europe
Having been appointed City initiative Leader since August 2010, Clara Gaymard has confirmed both her noteworthy work as GE International Vice-President for Government Strategy and Sales & as GE France National Executive, successfully implementing the accuracy of her strategic vision about government relations and public sector procurements. Before this appointment Clara had been the executive of North-West Europe Region since October 2008.

Alongside this new position Clara Gaymard is still covering her CEO role for GE in France. Since she has been managing GE in France, Clara has succeeded in triggering a better consistent strategy for the different businesses, has dramatically boosted the sales and has favored a comprehensive visibility for the company among decision makers, influencers, and towards public opinion.

Prior to joining GE, Clara Gaymard achieved an outstanding career within the French administration. After she completed her ENA degree, Clara joined the State Audit Office as an auditor, then as a counsellor. From 1991 to 2003, she held several positions in the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, had been focusing on SME investment and economic development as a deputy director.

In 2006, her appointment as Ambassador, President of Invest In France Agency (AFII) was a conclusive crossroads. Heading the Agency, Clara Gaymard was been bringing to a more accurate and actual focus into the issues of innovation and private-public collaboration to favour the economic prosperity.


 Claudia Hoshino, Coordinator, UNCRD LAC, Bogota, Colombia
Claudia Hoshino. Coordinator of the UNCRD Latin America and the Caribbean Office, and international expert on regional development planning of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the Secretariat of the United Nations (UNDESA). Hoshino joined UNCRDýýs headquarters (in Nagoya, Japan) in 1992. Prior to her current position she held other positions in UNCRD-Nagoya: she was in charge of the Special Programme for Latin America and was a researcher in the former Urban Development and Housing Unit. Hoshino has conducted research, training and technical assistance in the fields of decentralization, integrated regional development management, human security and regional development, urban and metropolitan management, housing, environmental management, transportation and disaster management; has authored various articles and edited ten publications on these themes, and lectured in a number of international events, organized by the UN, the World Bank, governmental and academic organizations, including the UC Berkeley (USA), and universities in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala; Mexico, Peru and Colombia, among others. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree of the University of Los Andes, and undertook post-graduate research studies on regional development and disaster management at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, Institute of Socio-economic Planning (with a scholarship awarded by the Japanese Ministry of Education). From 1981 to 1990 Hoshino coordinated a wide variety of projects in Colombia on urban and regional planning and design.


 David Luque, KCAP, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


 Didier Drummond, architect urban planner, Paris, France
Architect and urban planner, Didier studied Fine Arts under the guidance of landscaper Bernard Lassus. He learnt his craft in Brazil with the Oscar Niemeyer practice and the «favelas» of Rio de Janeiro. In 1978, on his return from Brazil, he was awarded his architects diploma and published his thesis on the informal housing. Subsequently, he won many commissions and was given full responsibility of a wide variety of projects. In 1981, he established his own practice and worked on a wide variety of projects covering urban planning and landscaping, dwellings, public sector projects, rehabilitation of older buildings and furniture design. Since 1997, he lectured in architecture and urban planning both in France at Ecole d'Architecture Paris Seine, and at the University of Beirut in Lebanon. Nominated as special advisor for urban development he is a member of several International Architectural and Urban planning jury: Urban Development of St Denis University in North Paris area; Public infrastructure in France and Lebanon; Urban planning, Public spaces and Landscaping of several districts in Paris and Beirut.

Dominic Papa

 Dominic Papa, Director and co-founder of
S333 Architedture + Urbanism, Professor in Practice, Architectural Association, UK

Dominic has over 18 years experience on large-scale urban and architectural projects. Founded in 1997 in Amsterdam, S333 is now based in London. The studio's first completed project, a mixed-use housing project in Groningen won international recognition and positioned S333 at the leading edge of contemporary urban design. Their first built project in the UK won awards in 2009, and previously a series of awards and competition successes have kept attention focussed on the practice. At S333 Dominic has been the director in charge of a broad cross-section of projects, including large-scale, residential-led, mixed-use developments such as the award winning Schots 1&2 and Tarling Regeneration projects. Currently he is directing the development of a 9 hectare sustainable urban quarter and medical centre in Plymouth, a new large hybrid building in Plymouth, a new "one planet urban quarter" in Cardiff, a residential project at Elephant and Castle, a "School for the Future" and a mixed-use workspace ecology in the heart of Bloomsbury's conservation area; all in London.  He is developing new initiatives in the Architecture of Innovation and Workspace Urbanism in Europe and the Far East. This includes developing strategic urban guidelines and implementation strategies for One-North in Singapore with Lawrence Barth, a proposal for a workspace and network building in Konstanz, Germany and a educational and science cluster for HKUST in Nansha, China. He has given presentations at international conferences on the role of Housing in Innovation Environments in Hanoi, Vietnam and Hsinchu, Taiwan. Dominic is leading a research team exploring the contemporary conditions influencing the success and failure of intense forms of housing and urbanism in Britain. He is a member of the RIBA Housing Group advising on policy and is a national design review panel member for CABE and a regional panel member for the West Midlands. He has judged a number of international awards and competitions and has contributed to TV architectural debates in the UK, Netherlands and New Zealand.


 Dominique Laousse, Department for long range planning, RATP, France
Dominique Laousse, MSc Economics, MBA joined RATP Prospective and Innovative Design team as project director of various projects on mobility 2.0, smart mobility particularly with MIT Media Lab, virtual mobility (serious games). Other topics of interest are applied cognitive sciences to urban navigation in complex spaces, mobility learning and coaching, mobility management and new economy of urban mobility. He is a former project manager for French Ministry of the town on transport and social exclusion and times in the city. He is currently member of different scientific committees of international networks dedicated to sustainable mobility like MoVe, International permanent observatory for sustainable mobility (www.move-forum.net) and Fundacion Movilidad (http://www.fundacionmovilidad.es:8080/). He is also expert for ICTs Paris cluster Cap Digital on "Uses" (www.cap-digital.com) and for french National Research Agency.


 Duncan Wilson, ARUP, Foresight and Innovation Group, London
Duncan Wilson is an Associate Director at Arup in London and is responsible for researching medium and long term futures with a focus on social and technology factors. He develops foresight and innovation capability within Arup, co-created the Drivers of Change concept ( http://www.driversofchange.com ) and has a personal research focus on ubiquitous computing in the built environment ( http://blogs.driversofchange.com/emtech/ ). His EU and nationally funded research merges interests in sensing and monitoring and creating interactive, ambient displays that solicit and feedback information with the intent of influencing behaviour. Duncan is a Chartered Engineer (IET), has a PhD from University College London in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Vision, comments on work at http://twitter.com/djdunc and can also be found at http://www.linkedin.com/in/duncanwilson/

Eneko Goia

Eneko Goia, Deputy , Provincial Conuncil of Gipuzkoa
Licenciado en Derecho por la Universidad del País Vasco, Campus Donostia (1994) y Diplomado de Derecho Comunitario Europeo por la Universidad de Deusto (1995). Profesor de Derecho en el Instituto de Marketing del País Vasco (1997-2004), Miembro de la Ejecutiva Regional de EAJ-PNV en Gipuzkoa (1996-2007), Parlamentario Vasco, Miembro de la Comisión de Transportes e Infraestructuras (2005-2007) y actualmente desde 2007 Diputado de Infraestructuras Viarias en la Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa.


 Ewa Kipta, Municipality of Lublin, Poland
Architect and urban planner, with most of activities in Lublin, Poland. Since 1980 has worked for renovation and preservation of historic buildings and sites. Also involved in democratisation process, informal dissident cultural and social activities and, since 1998 recovery of local government. Since 1990 employed in the City Office of Lublin, as urban planner and specialist of urban rehabilitation. Between 1991 and 1998 a coordinator of Local Initiative Program for rehabilitation of neglected districts of Lublin. The program received the Best Practice Award at the HABITAT II conference in 1996 in Istanbul. Since 1999 involved in infrastructure projects co-financed by EU structural funds. Since 2009 in the Department of Culture involved in activities concerning culture of space, with cooperation with NGOs. A coordinator of Lublin part of URBACT II project Heritage as Opportunity (HerO). Member of  Polish associations of architects (SARP), urban planners (TUP) and urban rehabilitation practitioners (Forum for Revitalisation)


 Fernando Navarro y Bidegain, Architect, COAM, RIBA, Madrid, Spain
Spanish architect certified by RIBA - Great-Britain, Fernando Navarro y Bidegain is a specialist in design and construction sustainable standards. He is a founding member of several professional associations on sustainable construction, specialty he taught in Spain and abroad. Fernando is president of Grupo Consultor de Infraestructuras, a firm specializing in healthcare equipment. He worked for the World Bank and the European Commission in Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia, Bolivia, Paraguay, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Philippines, Mozambique, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela. He is a member of the Sustainable Futures Committee of the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA.

Fernando Nunes da Silva

 Fernando Nunes da Silva, Deputy Mayor of Lisbon, Portugal


 Francisco Rincón, responsible for the Sustainable Cities strategy, Siemens Spain, Madrid, Spain
Francisco Rincón is the Siemens Corporate Strategy Manager Spain and Sustainable Cities South West Europe, working for customer centricity, maximizing cross-divisional synergies, and generating additional business through a green/sustainable development.
Francisco began his career with Siemens in 2003 as an intern, working as assistant to a Local Manager, fostering the entire Siemens, the whole of Siemens portfolio, in 6 Spanish Regions.
In 2004 he joined Siemens Corporate Development Division, leading Account Management Program in Spain and he began interacting with international teams. In 2006 he participated in the Siemens Master program, and with a multidivisional team empowered the Siemens Ambassador strategy (a win-win with Universities: Business, Talent, Innovation). He continued as initiator with the corporate approach "Sustainable Cities" working with Corporate Development Head Quarters to develop it globally and he is now mainly focus at SWE Cities. Professional and life experience, including his non-profit organizations adventures, made him decide to write his Business Administration PhD thesis in Coaching. At different Universities in USA and Spain, he has begun as a professor, coach and public speaker giving conferences, courses, and making presentations. Last year he has been awarded "Academic God-Father, Business Bachelor 2009", at Francisco de Vitoria University. This year he participated as speaker in Santiago 2.041, International Urban Development Congress at Chile.
He is proud and grateful for what he is achieving and receiving; now being happily married for 1 year and going to be father these days, he is more committed than ever to "give to others what others have given to me before" and to "Do my best, help the rest" and "Never give up"; key elements to overcome barriers and to face up to new challenges.


 Gines Garrido, Burgos&Garrido Arquitectos, Madrid, Spain
Gines Garrido is an architect and director of MRIO arquitectos asociados. He is also an Associate Professor at the Department of Architectural Design at the ETS Architecture Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and has been a Visiting Scholar at several universities (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Akademie der Bildenden Küste in Wien and Atheneum EAAL Lausane and College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at The University of Arizona). Many of his social housing projects have been awarded in Architectural Competitions and his work has also been awarded with prizes such as COAM (Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid), Single-housing Award, COAM Architecture diffusion Award or COAM Research Award.


 Henry Chabert, Consultant, Lyon, France
Henry Chabert is a Consultant on urban affairs, a private firm specialised in cultural projects. Henry Chabert was a French and European Parliamentarian, Deputy Mayor of Lyon in charge of Urban Planning, Vice President of the Urban District of Lyon, Managing Director of the Public Development Corporation of Etang de Berre near Marseilles. He was the initiator in Lyon of Plan Lumière -1989- and of the Fêtes de la Lumière -1999. He graduated from the Ecole supérieure de commerce de Lyon and the Institut des Hautes Finances.


 Hosain El Gebaly, First Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development, Cairo, Egypt
1969 - 1973 Junior architect / Urban Planner at General Organization For Physical Planning 
1973 - 1976 Military Service 
1977 - 1982 Senior Urban Planner at the G.O.P.P
1982 - 1986 Supervisor Of the Chairman's office of the G.O.P.P
1986 - 1995 Member of the Minister's Cabinet for Technical Affairs.
1995 - 1997 General Supervisor of the Minister's Cabinet
1997 - 2004 Chairman of the General Organization for Physical Planning
2004 - 2010 First Undersecretary, Head of the Housing Sector .2010 Supervisor of Housing Sector.

Hwang Yu-Ning

 Hwang Yu-Ning, Group Director for Physical Planning, URA, Singapore
Since 2009, Yu-Ning has been Group Director (Physical Planning) at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Singapore's national land use planning agency. Her current responsibilities include land use planning and the development of key new growth areas such as the Jurong Lake District regional centre, Kallang Riverside and Paya Lebar. Her group also oversees the development of a nation-wide leisure plan which aims to further enhance Singapore's living environment by making the most of its assets, capitalising on its unique identity and heightening the sense of greenery. Yu-Ning has 16 years experience in the URA, She has held various appointments in urban planning, land use and strategic planning. Early in her career, she worked on major urban revitalisation projects for key areas like the Singapore River and Tanjong Rhu. She subsequently had the opportunity to spearhead a benchmarking study of Singapore's city centre against the world's top cities to understand where Singapore stands and identify areas for improvement. The ideas went into the Concept Plan 2001 which mapped out the long range strategic land use plan for Singapore. She then led the review of the Master Plan 2003 which translated the broad strategies proposed in the Concept Plan into detailed plans to guide the physical development of Singapore over a10 to 15 years horizon. Yu-Ning has also been seconded to the Ministry of National Development (MND) as the Deputy Director of Strategic Planning, from 2006 to 2009. Her responsibilities there included overseeing land use planning and development control policies, and the conservation of built heritage.  She also oversaw land sales, property research, formulation of property market policies, and licensing of housing developers. During this stint, she was involved in major projects such as the integrated resort development in Sentosa. Yu-Ning was trained as an architect at the National University of Singapore and also holds a Master in Public Policy & Urban Planning from Harvard University.


 Ignacio Murrieta, Internet Business Solution Group (IBSG) Mediterranean, Cisco, Madrid, Spain  
Computer and Information Science at the University of Maryland, USA. Professional career in the ICT industry, with different roles in technical, sales and business development and  in companies, like Alcatel, 3Com, Extreme Networks and Cisco Systems, always related to Public Sector and innovation on the use of ICT technologies in particular to the Cities. Currently part of the European team developing Cisco's strategy for one of our new markets called Smart + Connected Communities, the foundation for Smart Cities.


 Ilona Borowek, City of Warsaw, Poland
Graduated in Poznan University of Economics specializing in European Studies. After graduation I worked as specialist in the Ministry of Economy and Labour and then in the Ministry of Regional Development. I was coordinator of the Phare 2002 project "Preparation of projects for support from ERDF, I was responsible for assisting the process of increasing the capacity of public administration and final beneficiaries in the use of EU structural funds, especially the European Regional Development Fund. With issues dealing with urban regeneration I am related since 2006, when I began to work in the Department of Regeneration in the Warsaw City Hall. I participated in the preparation of the pilot study  of Local City Regeneration Program for  Warsaw2005-2013, and then Local City Regeneration Program for  Warsaw.(I was improving my skills both in Poland and other member countries, during the numerous training courses on implementation, management and evaluation of structural funds, preparation of projects applying for funding from the European Union.

Inaki Atxukarro

 Iñaki Atxukarro, Deputy Minister of Land and Water Planning, Basque Government
Licenciado en Derecho por la Universidad del País Vasco. Año 1983.

1984/1985. Beca de investigación para la formación de profesorado universitario por la UPV en Bolonia (Italia)

1985/1986. Prórroga de la beca en Freiburg (Alemania)
Febrero 1987/ mayo 2009: Funcionario en el Ayuntamiento de Donostia/San Sebastián ( con un paréntesis de 6 meses en el año 2003 en los que estuvo de asesor urbanista en el Ararteko  Defensor del Pueblo en la CAPV - )

Trayectoria en el Ayuntamiento de Donostia/San Sebastián:
-    1987-1996. En el área de urbanismo. Puestos desempeñados: técnico de administración general, jefe de negociado de disciplina urbanística, jefe de gestión urbanística, letrado asesor de urbanismo.
-    1996-2003. En el área de Secretaría/Dirección Jurídica. Puestos desempeñados en el área: jefe del servicio de secretaría general, letrado municipal.
-    2003-2009. Director del Área de Urbanismo.

Desde 1990 ha participado como docente en numerosos cursos de urbanismo organizados por la Escuela Vasca de Estudios Territoriales y Urbanos.

En la actualidad Viceconsejero de Planificación Territorial y Aguas (funcionario en situación de servicios especiales)

Iñaki Arriola

 Iñaki Arriola, Manager, ULMA Handling Systems, Gipuzkoa
1977- 1981: Ingeniería Técnica Mecánica. Universidad de Mongragón (Guipúzcoa)
1981-1983: Ingeniería Superior. ENSM- Universidad de Nantes (Francia)
1983-1984: Ingeniería Técnica Producción Automática. ISMCM- Univ. St. Ouen (Francia)
1983-1984: DEA Production Automatisse- Univ. Burdeaux I
1984-1987: Laboratorio Informático Industrial. ISMCM- Univ. St. Ouen (Francia)
1997: MBA. Universidad de Mondragón (Guipúzcoa)

Director Gerente de ULMA Handling Systems

Presidente de la Asociación Clúster de Movilidad y Logística de Euskadi, MLC-ITS Euskadi, desde 2005.

Desde abril de 1989 hasta la actualidad: ULMA Handling Systems

1988- 1994: Director de Proyecto
1994- 1997: Director Unidad de Negocio
1997- actualidad: Director Gerente

ULMA Handling Systems desarrolla su actividad como Ingeniería Integral en Material Handling Systems. Ofrece una extensa gama en soluciones integrales de Sistemas Automáticos de Logística orientados al ámbito de la Distribución (DA) y de la Fabricación Automática (FA).
ULMA Handling Systems forma parte del Grupo Cooperativo ULMA y mantiene una permanente colaboración profesional y tecnológica con el líder mundial del sector, DAIFUKU.


 Janis Dripe, Chief Architect, City of Riga, Latvia
Architect and diplomat. Currently Chief architect of Riga City. After completion of architectural studies at Riga Technical University in 1977, till the early 1990s he mostly dealt with urban design (master plans, reconstruction plans for several Latvia's cities and districts of Riga). From 1990 till1996 Dripe was lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture of Riga Technical University. He was vice-president of the Latvian Architects Association (1982-1992) and it's President (1993-1996). Between 1993 and 1995 Dripe was Minister of Culture, from 1996 till 2006 he was Ambassador of Latvia to Great Britain and Sweden, and served as Head of State Protocol. Since 2006 Chief architect of Riga.


 Jeroen Dirckx, KCAP, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


 Joe Montgomery, Director General of Regions and communities, London, United Kingdom
Joe Montgomery is Director General of the Regions and Communities Group at CLG. The Group is responsible for the nine regional Government offices (GOs) and the Thames Gateway, where Joe has direct responsibility for the Thames Gateway Executive, coordinating the work of government departments and agencies in the Gateway. Joe Montgomery became Director General of Regions and Communities Group in September 2007, having joined DETR as Director General of the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit in March 2001. Prior to joining the Department, Joe's previous position was as Executive Director for Regeneration at Lewisham Council in London. He has extensive experience of grant-making and urban renewal from his work as Assistant Secretary to the Cadbury Trust; as Leader of the Government's Inner City Task Force (in Deptford); and as Chief Executive of one of the 'pathfinder' City Challenge urban regeneration companies. He has, in addition, spent 7 years as a local government chief officer. He has previously served on The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's advisory panel on area regeneration and on the boards of Lewisham College and South London Training and Enterprise Council. He currently serves as a non-executive director for the Department for Transport. Joe has been President of INTA from 2006-2008.


 John Papagni, National Association Housing and Redevelopment Officials, USA
John Papagni serves as Special Projects Manager in the Division of Neighborhood Revitalization at the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, a cabinet level agency.  Over the past 14 years, Mr. Papagni has worked with intergovernmental teams responsible for the design and implementation of new business development, homeownership and tax credit programs, legislation and policies to strengthen comprehensive neighborhood revitalization. From 1989-95, Mr. Papagni worked as a Planner for two affiliated nonprofit organizations, Southeast Community Organization (SECO) and Southeast Development Inc., (SDI) serving the southeast sector of Baltimore, Maryland. At SECO and SDI, Mr. Papagni served as staff planner for an 18-month community planning process and was responsible for the design and development of several revitalization projects, including community plans resulting in the reuse of the historic American Can complex (an abandoned industrial site near Baltimore's waterfront) into retail and office space. Mr. Papagni holds a Master's Degree in Community Planning from the University of Maryland at College Park.


 John Worthington, Co-founder DEGW and Director the Academy of Urbanism, London, United Kingdom
Co-founder DEGW, an International firm of strategic briefing and design consultants , Board member the Academy of Urbanism, and chair of the Dublin City Urbanism advisory panel. His urban planning work includes envisioning for Birmingham City Centre (Highbury Initiative 1989-90); Stockley Park, Heathrow (1984-96); the Merchant City, Glasgow; city centre renewal, and high building strategies for Rotterdam, Dublin and London. DEGW regeneration projects he has been responsible for include: The plan for the restructuring of the Carl Zeiss optics works in the centre of Jena, East Germany; Preparing the development brief and undertaking a city wide referendum for the Utrecht central station area, in the Netherlands.  John is currently deputy chair of Cambridgeshire Horizons Quality panel; on the advisory groups of RIBA Building Futures and the Prince's Regeneration Trust and an advisor to Climate Change Capital Property Investment Fund. Recent appointments include Board member of the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (2004-09); Chair of CABE/RIBA Building Futures (2003-07) and CABE design panel. Academic appointments include Professor of Architecture and Director of the Institute of Advanced Architectural studies, The University of York (1992-97); Visiting Professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (2000-03); Graham Willis Professor The University of Sheffield (2002-08) and Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne (2006-09). Whilst contributing to the workplace briefing masters course at the University of Melbourne he visited Australia annually and advised Vic Urban. LandCorp, and the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority on the competition for East Darling Harbour waterfront regeneration competition. Since  Co-founding DEGW in 1973, John has focussed on strategic briefing and supporting both the public and private sectors in making the most effective use of resources, by matching available space and buildings to organisational demand. Recent publications include Managing the Brief for Better Design (Routledge, Second Edition 2010) co-authored with Alastair Blyth, and Reinventing the Workplace (Architectural Press Second edition 2006).   


 Jokin Bildarratz, President, Association of Basque Municipalities
Nacido en Tolosa el 15 de marzo de 1963. Es diplomado en Magisterio en la especialidad de Ciencias Naturales y licenciado en Ciencias Políticas y Sociología. Es un gran  aficionado a la Música.

Ha trabajado muchos años en el mundo de la docencia, durante los cuales llegó a dirigir varios centros escolares. Posteriormente se integró en el mundo de los medios de comunicación y trabajó en televisión durante cuatro años como profesional del grupo EiTB; primeramente, como responsable de comunicación y marketing del grupo y, más adelante, como responsable de programas especiales de ETB, donde dirigió y produjo varios programas de televisión.

De los medios de comunicación dio el salto a la política. Fue concejal en el Ayuntamiento de Tolosa y miembro del Parlamento Vasco, incorporándose más tarde a las Cortes Generales del Estado en Madrid, como senador, en la VII legislatura.

Desde el 14 de junio de 2003 es Alcalde de Tolosa, puesto que compatibilizó con el de Senador durante el tiempo en el que el Gobierno de José María Aznar no disolvió las Cámaras.

Como alcalde de Tolosa, en 2003 entró a formar parte de la Ejecutiva de la Asociación de Municipios Vascos (EUDEL). Desde septiembre de 2007 es Presidente de EUDEL y es presidente y miembro, así mismo, de diversos organismos y entidades municipales


 Jonathan Woodroffe, Director and co-founder of S333 Architedture + Urbanism, London, UK
Jonathan Woodroffe (1964), London, graduated from the University of Portsmouth Department of Architecture in 1989, where he received his degree and diploma. In 1997, Jonathan co-founded S333 Architecture + Urbanism in Amsterdam. He works freely between the disciplines of architecture and urban design and has over 19 years experience of working on large-scale urban and architectural projects. He works closely with his partner Dominic Papa to provide input into all projects undertaken by the studio. As an architect, Jonathan has been director-in-charge of several award-winning projects for S333 Architecture + Urbanism. He was co-responsible for S333's first completed project, Schots 1+2 in Groningen, which was voted the Best Building in Groningen in 2003 and shortlisted for the 2003 Mies van der Rohe Awards for Contemporary Architecture. He was director-in-charge of Block 7+9, a mixed-use residential building in OMA's masterplan for the centre of Almere, the Netherlands. The masterplan has won several international awards for its ingenious architectural approach including the NEPROM-prize 2007, the RESTORE Award 2008 and an ICSC MERIT Award 2008. As an urbanist, Jonathan has been responsible for strategic regeneration plans, masterplans and large-scale urban visions in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, USA, Norway and Latvia. Most recently he was director-in-charge for a draft masterplan for an 80-hectare waterfront site around the Bay of Pasaia, San Sebastian in Spain. Previous to co-founding S333 Architecture + Urbanism, Jonathan worked for architects Neutlings Riedijk (Rotterdam), Wilkinson Eyre (London), The Architects Collaborative (Boston) and John Patience and Associates (Wellington). He has taught and lectured at many Schools of Architecture across Europe including the Architectural Association in London and at the Academies van Bouwkunst in Tilburg, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

Jose Luis Larrea

 José Luis Larrea, President of Ibermática and Orkestra, Gipuzkoa
Nació en 1956 en la localidad guipuzcoana de Elgoibar. Está casado y es padre de tres hijos. Licenciado en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales por la Universidad de Deusto en San Sebastián (E.S.T.E.), inició su actividad profesional en el mundo académico. En 1980 entró a formar parte de la Administración Pública vasca. Desde esa fecha, ha desempeñado numerosas responsabilidades. Así, en febrero de 1991 fue nombrado consejero de Hacienda y Finanzas del Gobierno Vasco y, con posterioridad, consejero de Economía y Hacienda. En enero de 1995 se incorporó a Ibermatica, empresa de la que es presidente ejecutivo. Durante el período 1996-1999 fue, además, presidente del operador vasco de telecomunicaciones, Euskaltel, responsabilizándose de su creación y de sus primeros años de actividad. Asimismo, es miembro del Consejo de Administración del Banco Guipuzcoano, consejero de A.P.D., miembro de la Junta Directiva del Círculo de Empresarios Vascos y del Consejo de Gobierno de la Universidad de Deusto. También es presidente del Instituto Vasco de Competitividad de la Universidad de Deusto, desde su creación en 2006. En diciembre de 2007 entró a formar parte del Consejo de Deusto Business School. José Luis Larrea ha desarrollado, especialmente en los últimos años, un profundo conocimiento en torno a la importancia de los procesos de innovación, como aspecto fundamental en la evolución de las personas, las empresas, las economías y las sociedades.

Jose Miguel Martínez

 José Miguel Martínez Rico, Arquitecturas Colectivas Workshop, Gipuzkoa
M-etxea está formado por profesores y alumnos de la escuela de arquitectura de Donostia y nace en 2007 como un taller sobre el uso de la vivienda al que se invita a profesionales externos invitados: arquitectos y artistas. La investigación parte de la realidad arquitectónica y tiene un carácter eminentemente práctico, los participantes pueden aplicar sus vivencias y experiencia como usuarios de los edificios de modo que son al mismo tiempo los que analizan y prueban las ideas que se desarrollan.
El aspecto diferencial de este taller en un tema tan desarrollado como el de la vivienda es el de focalizar la intensidad del estudio en el uso, desligándolo en un primer momento del espacio en el que se desarrolla, para definir las necesidades de un modo genérico. El centro del estudio es el usuario y los modos en los que ocupa y utiliza el espacio en el que habita.

Tras dos años desarrollando los mencionados talleres en la escuela de Arquitectura de San Sebastián el centro cultural Koldo Mitxelena encarga a M-etxea el acondicionamiento de la sala de documentación de la exposición Revolviendo en la basura mediante el uso de materiales reciclados.
En 2010. la Asamblea Amárica encarga a M-etxea la organización y desarrollo de un taller con el fin de transformar en centro de producción de arte los locales de la Escuela de Artes y Oficios del barrio de Zaramaga en Vitoria-Gasteiz.
En este mismo año el colectivo M-etxea se establece como asociación y asume junto a Recetas Urbanas, Straddle3 y Lur paisajistak la organización del 3o encuentro Arquitecturas Colectivas, a celebrar del 19 al 25 de julio de 2010. Más allá del encuentro de Julio, que propondrá presentaciones de colectivos, 10 talleres (urbanismo participativo, gestión participativa de centros culturales, huertos urbanos, energías renovables, tecnologías libres, etc.), así como conciertos, wiki plaza, etc., la idea es que este Encuentro permita reforzar el potencial propositivo de la red, las sinergías que pueda haber entre sus miembros, y proponer una primera reflexión sobre modelos de gestión para el edificio industrial Ciriza, en Pasajes, como centro cultural.

Jurgen Bruns

 Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg, Chief Executive Officer, HafenCity Hamburg, Germany
Since 2003, Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg (born 1951) has been chief executive officer of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, a public company owned by the City of Hamburg charged with the development of HafenCity. Bruns-Berentelg is thus responsible for one of the worlds most important city waterfront projects. The eventual goal is that HafenCity will represent an enduring quality of the inner city as a public good that is outstanding world wide. Before his involvement with HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg occupied management positions with British, American and German property companies, sometimes at executive board and board of director level. In the process he was also involved in major projects, such as Berlin Central Station or the Sony Center in Potsdamer Platz, Berlin. Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg studied geography and biology. He is also a real estate economist (ebs). He publishes regularly on questions of urban development.
Latest publications:
-    Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg/Angelus Eisinger/Martin Kohler/ Marcus Menzl (Ed.): HafenCity Hamburg - Places of Urban Encounter between Metropolis and Neighborhood, published Springer Verlag, Vienna, 2010
-    Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg: Public urban spaces and the creation of the public sphere, discussion paper on HafenCity, No. 1, Feb 2010


 Kei Minohara, Tokyo, Japan
Urban planner. Pres. of Minohara Project Conductor/s Office. Graduated from Department of Education, Tokyo Univ. in 1958, and College of Science and Technology, Nihon Univ. in 1960. Joined the Ministry of Works in 1960, and started studying urban planning at University of Pennsylvania Graduate School next year. Worked as Urban Planning Manager at Ibaraki Prefectural Government, and as House Building Manager at the Ministry of Works. In 1985, retired from the Ministry. He's currently a private urban planner and urban consultant. In 2003, awarded The City Planning Institute of Japan Ishikawa Prize for his many years achievement. His main works include Makuhari New Center, Makuhari Baytown Project, Fukuoka Island City Plan, Hiroshima Moto-machi Revitalization Plan, etc.

Kepa Korta

 Kepa Korta, Plan Estratégico Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
Datos académicos
-  Licenciado en Derecho por la Universidad del País Vasco.
-  Ha participado en numerosos Seminarios y Encuentros relacionados con el Desarrollo de las Instituciones Locales en Barcelona, Bruselas, La Haya, Munich, Bolonia, Pau, etc.
-  Ha realizado varios Cursos sobre Dirección y Gestión Estratégica de ciudades, habiendo impartido conferencias sobre dicho ámbito.
Trayectoria profesional
-  Alcalde de Ordizia (1987-1991), presidiendo varias instituciones comarcales (Goierriko Herrien Ekintza, Mancomunidades, Ordiziko Industrialdea, S.A., etc.).
-  Ha sido miembro de la Comisión Ejecutiva de EUDEL (Asociación Municipios Vascos).
-  Ex Consejero de GOIEKI (Agencia de Desarrollo Comarcal).
-  Ex Consejero de KUTXA (Caja Gipuzkoa-San Sebastián).
-  Abogado-Director de IKM Servicios Empresariales S.L. y Responsable de Nuevas Tecnologías del Consejo Vasco de la Abogacía, habiendo sido letrado-asesor de diversas sociedades gestoras de suelo y edificaciones para actividades industriales (Tolosaldea, Ordizia, Lazkao).
-  Consultor del Area de Estrategia en LKS Consultores, habiendo colaborado en varios planes estratégicos y de desarrollo territorial.
-  Desde 2001 Director-Coordinador del Plan Estratégico de Donostia-San Sebastián
-  Vicepresidente del Consejo Social de la Ciudad de Donostia-San Sebastián.
-  Codirector del proyecto sobre valores sociales Gipuzkoa Sarean impulsado
por Gipuzkoa Aurrera.
-  Consejero de Tabakalera, Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea.
-  Vocal de la Eurociudad Vasca, Baiona-San Sebastián en representación del
Ayuntamiento de Donostia-San Sebastián.

Lawrence Barth

 Lawrence Barth, Architectural Association, London, UK
Lawrence Barth is Professor in the Housing and Urbanism Programme at the Graduate School of the Architectural Association. His professional practice and core research interests bring architecture onto the terrain of contemporary urban strategy. Mr. Barth has also lectured in the Graduate School's Landscape Urbanism Programme, developing the political and strategic component of its curriculum, and in 2004, he initiated the formation of a sustained research programme in architectural urbanism at the PhD level. Currently, Mr. Barth is coordinating a new research cluster he has developed at the school, entitled The Architecture of Innovation. This cluster integrates the architectural research of the Housing and Urbanism Programme into multi-disciplinary efforts to develop a dynamic urbanism for today's knowledge economy. Mr. Barth works independently as a consultant urbanist for cities, design practices and research institutes. He has collaborated with diverse architects and landscape architects on large-scale urban projects, and has assumed the lead role in overseeing a multi-disciplinary refinement of the central district within the one-north Masterplan for a next-generation innovation environment in Singapore. He has published widely in architecture and sociology, and is a frequently invited lecturer and critic on the role of architecture and landscape in the contemporary urban process. He participates in an international research network on the growth of global mega-cities and the urban transformations associated with the knowledge economy. He is a member of the UK's Academy of Urbanism and on the advisory panel of MITKE, a European research network on the sustainable intensification of industrial territories. He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for INTA 34, the world urban development congress in 2010.

Li Pengyu

 Li Pengyu, District Mayor of New Shenbei District, Shenyang City, China
Mr. Li Pengyu, born in April of 1969 in Jinzhou, Liaoning Province, northeast of China, is a Master in Economics. He is the District Mayor of New Shenbei District, located in Shenyang City, the capital of Liaoning Province, Director of Puhe Newtown Management Committee, a member of New Liaoning Council, a member of standing committee of Liaoning Youth Federation, Executive Vice-Chairman of Liaoning Youth Photographers Association. Mr. Li Pengyu has rich experience and great achievement in the city construction and city regeneration. He has organized the large-scale renewal of Old Industrial Base in Tie Xi Disctrict, Shenyang and has successfully fulfilled the transformation of Tie Xi District from traditional industrial district to modern city. He has also led the construction of Xi He Economics Zone, contributing to the transformation of heavy chemical industry Zone. Since leading the management of New Shenbei District, he has dedicated his efforts to the development of a new city covering 300-square kilometers. The aim is to create a livable eco city which is condusive for residential and business within 10 year.


 Lorenzo Sancho de Coulhac, Real Estate and Public Spaces, RATP, Paris, France


 Luis Tagle Pizarro, Director Nacional de Urbanismo, Lima, Peru
LUIS OBDULIO TAGLE PIZARRO, peruano de nacionalidad, Arquitecto de profesión,  graduado de la Universidad Nacional  de Ingeniería, Facultad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Artes; con más de treinta y cinco años de experiencia laboral en la Administración Pública, en temas de Desarrollo Urbano, Urbanismo, Planificación y Gestión Urbana; Catastro; Arancelamiento Predial; Renovación Urbana entre otros, del Gobierno Central y Local. Principales cargos ocupados en la Administración Pública, como Director de la Oficina del Plan Metropolitano de Lima y Director de Desarrollo Urbano de la Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima; Director de Desarrollo Urbano de la Municipalidad Distrital de San Isidro; Gerente de Desarrollo Urbano de la Municipalidad Distrital de Ate  Vitarte; Director y Miembro del Banco de Materiales SAC  BANMAT., Director Ejecutivo del Programa de Gestión Territorial  PGT., del Ministerio de Vivienda, Construcción y Saneamiento; actualmente ejerce el cargo como Director Nacional de Urbanismo del Viceminsiterio de Vivienda y Urbanismo del Ministerio de Vivienda, Construcción y Saneamiento, desde el año 2002. Ejerce la docencia en la Carrera de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Territorio de la Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola  USIL., en Lima  Perú. LUIS OBDULIO TAGLE PIZARRO, peruano de nacionalidad, Arquitecto de profesión,  graduado de la Universidad Nacional  de Ingeniería, Facultad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Arte; con más de treinta y cinco años de experiencia laboral en la Administración Pública, en temas de Desarrollo Urbano, Urbanismo, Planificación y Gestión Urbana; Catastro; Arancelamiento Predial; Renovación Urbana entre otros, del Gobierno Central y Local.  Principales cargos ocupados en la Administración Pública, como Director de la Oficina del Plan Metropolitano de Lima y Director de Desarrollo Urbano de la Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima; Director de Desarrollo Urbano de la Municipalidad Distrital de San Isidro; Gerente de Desarrollo Urbano de la Municipalidad Distrital de Ate  Vitarte; Director y Miembro del Banco de Materiales SAC  BANMAT., Director Ejecutivo del Programa de Gestión Territorial  PGT., del Ministerio de Vivienda, Construcción y Saneamiento; actualmente ejerce el cargo como Director Nacional de Urbanismo del Viceminsiterio de Vivienda y Urbanismo del Ministerio de Vivienda, Construcción y Saneamiento, desde el año 2002. Ejerce la docencia en la Carrera de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Territorio de la Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola  USIL., en Lima  Perú.


 Manfred Schrenk, Managing Director, Central European Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Studies of Urban Planning and Regional Science at Vienna University of Technology, has been working as well in research as in planning practice. Specialisation in Information- and Knowledge-Infrastructures, Planning and ICT, Impacts of ICT on Spatial Development, Transportation planning, Geographical Information Systems, Sustainable Development, Global Aspects of Urban Development, Cities and Regions of the the Future.


 Mansour Falamaki, Professor of Architecture, Teheran University, Iran


 Marc Baïetto, Chairman Metropolitan District of Grenoble, France (Discussant)


 Marc Glaudemans, Fontys University, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Marc Glaudemans is Dean of the Academy of Architecture and Urbanism in Tilburg since 2004. He graduated in Architecture and Urbanism and holds a PhD in Architectural Theory and History. Marc Glaudemans lectured at several Dutch and International Universities and participated in many international conferences (Carmel, Stockholm, Montreal, Perth, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Hanoi, Lausanne, Torino, Istanbul, Delft, etc.). In 2000 he started an architectural consultancy firm to work on urban visions and strategies for public and private clients. In 2006 he founded Stadslab European Urban Design Laboratory, as the postgraduate international program of the Academy, aiming at medium sized cities. Marc Glaudemans was appointed professor of Urban Strategies at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in 2007. He combines this position with the position as Dean. Professor Glaudemans published numerous articles and books on Urban landscaping, urban development strategies and architecture.


 Marco Segurola Jiménez, Urban Planning Department, LKS, Gipuzkoa
Geógrafo, Master en Urbanismo, Ordenación del Territorio y Medio Ambiente. 18 años de experiencia profesional, 14 de ellos en LKS. Es socio de la empresa y responsable del Área de Urbanismo en la oficina de Donostia-San Sebastián. Ha participado en diversos planes y estudios de ordenación territorial y entre 1997 y 2009 ha sido responsable de la asistencia técnica en materia de ordenación del territorio y movilidad de la Mancomunidad del Alto Deba (8 municipios y 60.000 habitantes). Dirige y coordina multitud de estudios de viabilidad, propuestas de ordenación y planeamiento urbanístico en áreas residenciales, industriales y de equipamientos. Cabe señalar la realización de estudios y planes urbanísticos en diversos espacios para la innovación: Parque Tecnológico de Alava, Polo de Innovación Garaia, Oñati Ciudad Universitaria y Tecnológica, Polo de Innovación del Goierri, ampliación del Parque Tecnológico de San Sebastián en Galarreta, etc. Ha sido responsable de diversos programas de renovación urbana en el entorno de la Bahía de Pasaia y forma parte del equipo del Masterplan para la regeneración de la Bahía de Pasaia.
Asesora en materia de urbanismo a la Autoridad Portuaria de Pasajes y a diversas empresas.

Maria José Sobrini

 Maria José Sobrini, Director Internet Business Solution Group Cisco, Madrid, Spain
Maria-Jose Sobrini manages the Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) of Cisco in the Mediterranean territory.  Cisco's IBSG works with many of the world's leading companies and organizations to help them become more competitive through effective business processes and technology deployment. She joined Cisco in August 2000, and maintains long term succesful engagements with big corporations such as BBVA, Repsol-YPF, Government of Spain and Government of Greece amongst others. Member of Cisco's spanish and mediterranean management teams she is also Member of Cisco's Global WAN (Women Access Network) core team and leader of spanish WAN. Prior to joining Cisco, Maria-Jose was Managing Director for Ernst&Young Consulting Spain. She was responsible of building solutions around e-business strategy and managing the operational teams at the advanced technological center (ATC) that E&YC had in Madrid. This included business strategy and advanced technology deployment focused on improving customer relationship and productivity. She worked with top Spanish customers mainly in the areas of finance, oil and public sector. Prior to Ernst&Young Consulting, Maria-Jose was Sales Manager in the IT strategy area for Coopers & Lybrand. Maria-Jose Sobrini collaborates with different universities and business schools in Spain (UFV, IESE, IE, Santander) as a frequent speaker in courses and seminars. She also collaborates with different media specialized in the sector with articles mainly around the business impact of advanced technologies deployments in organizations.


 Markel Olano, Council leader of Gipuzkoa Province
Markel Olano, nacido en Beasain el 2 de junio de 1965.
Licenciado en Filosofía por la Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU)
Desde 2007 ocupa el cargo de Diputado General de la Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa.
En el seno de su militancia en el PNV ha desempeñado diferentes cargos. De 1996 a 2000 fue miembro del Gipuzko Buru Batzar (Territorial guipuzcoana del PNV), estando bajo su responsabilidad el área de Euskara, Educación y Cultura.
En el año 2000 fue nombrado miembro del Euzkadi Buru Batzar del PNV (Ejecutiva nacional del PNV). Bajo su responsabilidad estuvieron el área de Juventud, Euskara, Cultura y Deportes. A ésa responsabilidad se le sumó la recién estrenada de Tecnologías de información y comunicación.


 Martijn Kanters, Senior Consultant - Retail & Urban Development, ECORYS Research & Consulting, Netherlands
After receiving his Master's degree in International Economics & Economic Geography, Martijn started working in the Czech Republic in 2000 as real estate consultant for Kolpron. From 2002, he is specialized in Brownfield regeneration when he was assistant team leader of the Ostrava-Vítkovice Demonstration Regeneration Project. After having worked a short time as Deputy Director at Middle Europe Investments (MEI), Martijn became Head of Consulting & Research at DTZ in January 2007. DTZ C&R is now established as one of the leading advisers on real estate development in the Czech Republic and wider CEE, specialized in development strategies for large urban regeneration projects. Recent work includes a strategy for the 1,600 ha RPG land portfolio in Moravia-Silesia, a regeneration strategy for the 123 ha former Tractorul site in Brasov and economic impact and feasibility of the Bubny site in Prague; the last 2 projects are among the largest urban development schemes in Europe today.

Michael Moradiellos

Michael Moradiellos, Ecosistemaurbano, Madrid, Spain
Ecosistema urbano is an architecture and engineering team that focuses on the research and ecological design of new architecture projects that understand sustainable development as a resource for innovation and enthusiasm.  
Its principle members have backgrounds in architecture and civil engineering from Madrid Polytechnic University, the Bartlett School of Architecture at the University College London, Institut dArchitecture Victor Horta of Brussels as well as Cambridge University Engineering Department.  They are design studio professors in the School of Architecture of Madrid, International University of Catalonia in Barcelona and visiting professors at several universities in Spain, South America, Asia and United States (Cornell, Yale, Cooper Union, California, Arizona, Shanghai, Mexico DF, Chile&).
They have received more than 30 awards since the year 2000 in national and international architecture design competitions. On the year 2005, they have received the European Acknowledgement Award from the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction (Geneva, 2005) and the selection as one of the Top ten spanish architects under 40 by the Antonio Camuñas Foundation. In 2006 they have received the Architectural Association and the Environments, Ecology and Sustainability Research Cluster Award (London, 2006). In 2007 they have been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award  Emerging European Architect and they received the AR AWARD for emerging architecture in London, selected between more than 400 teams from all around the world. In 2008 they received the ARQUIA Award from the Caja de Arquitectos and the silver award for Europe from the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.
Exhibitions of their work have been shown in several national and international institutions.  Their work has been covered by the national and international press, television programs, and specialized publications (Holland, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovenia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Taiwan, Thailand, Russia, China, UAE, Canada and USA).  
Recently a monograph of their projects, entitled Monoespacios 8, was published by the Association of Architects of Madrid.  Presently their work is being shown in the collective exposition FRESHMADRID (www.freshmadrid.com) and in Milan (Spazio gallery).  Nowadays they are preparing the edition of a monograph by an Australian editorial group, Images Publishing Group, within the Neo Architecture collection.   
Currently the team is involved in research projects about future paths of city design called eco-techno-logical cities, financed by the Spanish Ministry of Industry.  As for their latest project construction, they have achieved the second phase of the EcoBoulevard project in Madrid (pilot project of bioclimatic revitalization of a public space) and the Meteorological Museum in the historical Buen Retiro Park in Madrid.
At the moment, they are working on several urban proposals for different municipalities (as Mexico City) and their work will represent Madrid at the Shanghai Expo 2010.

Michel Séraphine

 Michel Séraphine, Députy Mayor of Le Port, La Reunion, France
Fonctions électives
. Conseiller général de La Ville de Le Port (2ème canton) de 1998 à 2001
. Deuxième Adjoint au Maire de la Ville de Le Port de 2001 à 2008
. Premier Adjoint au Maire de La Ville de Le Port depuis 2008
chargé de l'aménagement, des dossiers portuaires, des commissions municipales et de l'administration générale
. Vice-Président du Territoire de la Côte Ouest (communauté d'agglomération), délégué à l'aménagement du territoire
. Conseiller technique à la commission port à la Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de La Réunion (CCIR)

Missions Professionnelles
. Cadre à la CCIR
. Chargé de mission auprès du Président de la CCIR dans le cadre de la réforme portuaire des ports dEtat dOutre-mer


 Michel Hek, Ecorys, The Netherlands
Michel Hek MSc is senior consultant at ECORYS Real Estate. He followed a combined study of Architecture and Real Estate & Housing at the Technical University of Delft (The Netherlands). He is specialized in the adaptive reuse and transformation of monumental and commercial real estate. From its knowledge on both the cost side (construction costs, ground values) and the turnover side (exploitations, optimizations) and the administrative context (legislation) he plays an important role in the implementation of the more complex inner area (re) development projects. He is also the author of the book Herbestemmingswijzer: herbestemming of bestaand vastgoed (Adaptive reuse of existing real estate) written together with the Technical University of Delft. Some interesting projects he has done:
- Adaptive reuse of the former 4th Craft Industry School in Amsterdam to a multifuntional center called Het Sieraad (The Jewel).
- Restoration and Transformationplan for the Petrus and Paulus Cathedral at Pararamibo - Surinam - (the largest wooden Cathedral in the Southern hemisphere).
- Functional plan and process support plan for a new area development of the City Harbour Area in Rotterdam (part of the old port of Rotterdam transformed into an urban environment with a mixture of living, working and entertainment).
- Redevelopmentplan for the Dr. Neherlaboratorium, the former head laboratory of the Dutch multinational KPN, which is transformed into a health-living resort. At present he conducts for the Dutch Government feasibility studies to the redevelopment of special projects such as the Noordsingel Prison (situated in the city Rotterdam) and the Tapijn Barracks (situated in the middle of the city Maastricht).

Miguel Buen

 Miguel Buen Lacambra, President of the Port Authority of Pasaia
Miguel Buen es Presidente de la Autoridad Portuaria de Pasaia (Gipuzkoa, País Vasco, España), cargo al que llegó  hace  año y medio. Veterano y prestigioso político socialista vasco, dejó su escaño en el Parlamento de Madrid para ocupar, en junio de 2009 y  a petición propia, la presidencia de dicho organismo estatal. Es un gran conocedor de todo el entorno portuario pues durante cerca de dos décadas fue  alcalde de Errenteria, uno de los principales municipios en cuyos terrenos se hallan las instalaciones portuarias

Desde el comienzo de su mandato al frente de la APP, el señor Buen ha ratificado una y otra vez de manera clara y rotunda, que su principal prioridad es lograr la construcción de la dársena exterior, única vía posible para la Regeneración Integral de la Bahía de Pasaia, donde actualmente se enclava el puerto. Y en ese empeño viene trabajado con ahínco, habiendo alcanzado ya importantes avances.

La construcción de ese nuevo puerto es, en su opinión, como en otros tantos lugares del mundo, la única forma de resolver el complejo nudo de contradicciones que se dan en el contexto de la difícil convivencia puerto-ciudad. Porque los ciudadanos del entorno no pueden por más tiempo soportar los inconvenientes generados por la intensa actividad portuaria a escasos metros de sus casas. Pero ni ellos ni el territorio de Gipuzkoa, donde se halla, pueden prescindir del puerto cuyos beneficios económicos, empezando por los propios empleos directos e indirectos que genera, son indispensables.

Mikhail Petrovich

 Mikhail Petrovich, Director Peterburgsky NIPIGrad, Ltd., St. Petersburg, Russia
Mikhail Petrovich, Russia, St.Petersburg, ZAO "Peterburgsky NIPIGrad", Deputy Director, member of   the Board of Non Profit Partnership "National Urban Planner Gildia", civil engineer. Specialization: urban+transport  modeling, transport and planning scheme drafting for large Russian cities. Involved in drafting the General Plan for St.Petersburg (2005), Rostov-na-Donu (2007), Astrahan (2007), Barnaul (2008), Complex Transport Schemes for Perm (2008), Samara (2009), Tyumen (2010) and others. Special area of activity - prepared new Urban and Land Use Code for Russian Federation as an expert USADI in 1995 - 1997, chief of transport part of  TACIS Synergy Project for St.Petersburg and Leningradskaya Oblast in 1998 - 2000, created Territorial Information System for Historic Centre of St.Petersburg under World Bank Foundation in 1999 - 2001. Expert  of  the Ministry of Transport,   Russian Federation. Interested in discussing: changes in communication space of modern Russian Cities compared to Western and Eastern Cities.

Miran Gajsek

 Miran Gajsek, Head of the Urban Development Department of the City of Ljubljana

Mohamed MBarki

 Mohamed MBarki, Director General for the Eastern Provinces, Morocco
M.Mohamed Mbarki, est Ingénieur, Architecte et titulaire dun Doctorat dUrbanisme.
Dans les domaines de lHabitat, de laménagement et du développement régional, il a occupé au Ministère de lHabitat, entre autres, les fonctions de Directeur du Contrôle technique de la Construction, puis de Directeur Général de la Société Nationale dEquipement et de Construction, chargée de subroger létat pour lachèvement de toutes les opérations dHabitat entamées par le Ministère de tutelle au plan national depuis sa création.
Il a également été nommé, au sein du groupe de la Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion, Directeur Général de la Société dAménagement Ryad, pour la réalisation du projet « Hay ryad » (600 hectares), et Directeur Général de la Compagnie Générale Immobilière (CGI).
En Mars 1998, il est nommé par Sa Majesté le Roi Hassan II, Secrétaire dEtat chargé de lHabitat dans le Premier Gouvernement dalternance, et reconduit à ce poste par Sa Majesté Mohammed VI en 2000, jusquà la fin de la législature en Novembre 2002.
Il est ensuite nommé Wali de Tétouan, jusquen Avril 2005, date à laquelle il est désigné par Sa Majesté le Roi, Directeur Général de lAgence pour la Promotion et le Développement Economique et Social de la Préfecture et des Provinces de la Région Orientale du Royaume.

M. Mohamed Mbarki a été élu à Paris, en Janvier 2002, Président de « lAssociation internationale de Développement Urbain », (INTA), dont le siège est situé à la Haye, et réélu pour un second mandat à la tête de cette institution.


 Motoo Kusakabe, Open City Foundation, London, United Kingdom
Motoo Kusakabe is the founder and president of Open City Foundation (London, U.K.) which supports the enhancement of governance of local governments in developing and developed countries using the Open City Portal, as a tool to share knowledge. He developed the OCP as one of the advanced knowledge management system for local governments, which supports participatory urban & regional development strategies.
Before he established the Foundation in March 2009, he worked for the World Bank as the Vice- President for Resource Mobilization and Co-financing for 6 years, and the senior counsellor to the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for four years. In both organizations, he was instrumental in drumming up support for the ICT and Development, and community-driven initiatives and promoted partnership with NGOs and foundations.
He has a more than 25 year career in the Ministry of Finance, Japanese Government, during that time he served as Deputy Commissioner of the National Tax Agency, Deputy Director General of the Banking Bureau, Chief Economist in the Institute of Fiscal and Monetary Policies.
He is a Visiting professor of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Oita, Japan), a Senior Enterprise Fellow, Essex University, Senior Advisor to the Global Alliance of ICT for Development (United Nations, NY), and Deputy Chair of the Development Gateway (Washington, DC).
He has a B.A and M.A. in Mathematics at the University of Tokyo, and MPhil & PhD candidate in economics at Yale University, USA, and visiting fellow of the Stanford University in 2003.


 Norliza Hashim Malaysian, Institute of Planners (MIP), Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia (discussant)

Odon Elorza

 Odon Elorza, Mayor of San Sebastian
Licenciado en Derecho. Fue Parlamentario Vasco desde 1984 hasta 1991 especializado en las áreas de Vivienda, Infraestructuras y Transportes. Cargo del que dimitió para dedicarse exclusivamente a las tareas municipales. Desde Junio de 1991 es ALCALDE del Ayuntamiento de Donostia-San Sebastián. Ha sido miembro de la Comisión Ejecutiva de EUDEL (Asociación de Municipios Vascos) y de la FEMP. Fue durante 12 años Presidente de la Comisión de Circulación y Transportes de la FEMP. Ha vuelto a ser elegido Presidente de la Comisión de Participación Ciudadana y Gobernanza de la FEMP (Federación Española de Municipios y Provincias). No ostenta cargos en el Partido Socialista.


 Oihana Otaegi, Engineer in Automatic and Electronic Industry, Vicomtech, Gipuzkoa
Dr. Oihana Otaegui is the responsible of ITS and Engineering Department in VICOMTech - IK4 research Instiute. She received her MEng and PhD degrees in 1999 and 2005 respectively from University of Navarra, Spain. She has a large experience in Satellite Navigation, Communication technologies and Transportation fields. She has participated in several EU and ESA Projects publishing more than 30 scientific papers. She is the Regional Responsible for European Satellite Navigation Competition for the Gipuzkoa region. From 1999 until 2003 she worked at CEIT Research Institute in San Sebastian in Digital signal processing laboratory. In 2003 she moved to Fraunhofer Institute in Germany were she worked as senior researcher in the Navigation Department where she was de responsible of signal acquisition and positioning algorithms for diverse application sectors (Safety of Life, Mass market, Automotive &). In 2007 she joined Vicomtech to start an ITS area and since 2007 she is the head of ITS and Engineering at Vicomtech Spain. Her main research interests are, Navigation, LBS, ITS and Logistics.


 Patricia Rodríguez Alomá, Director of the Master Plan for the revitalization of the Old Havana, Cuba
Dra. Arquitecta Patricia Rodríguez Alomá (La Habana, 1959) graduada por la Facultad de Arquitectura del Instituto Superior Politécnico -José Antonio Echevarría- en 1982. Ha trabajado para la rehabilitación de La Habana Vieja desde 1984, en el Centro Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museología, y a partir de 1994 en la Oficina del Historiador de La Ciudad de La Habana, donde es Directora del Plan Maestro de Revitalización Integral de La Habana Vieja. Además es colaboradora directa del Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler, Historiador de la Ciudad de La Habana. Ha ofrecido conferencias en importantes eventos especializados, nacionales e internacionales y ha sido convocada como experta a diversas consultorías, algunas de ellas organizadas por la UNESCO. Ha trabajado en múltiples investigaciones y proyectos a escala urbana y realizado varios proyectos de rehabilitación de edificios en el Centro Histórico. Fue representante de la Oficina del Historiador ante El Programa de Desarrollo Humano Local, auspiciado por el PNUD, desde 1999 hasta 2002. Es Profesora Asistente de la Facultad de Arquitectura de La Habana y del Colegio de San Gerónimo de La Habana. Ha publicado varios ensayos y títulos referidos a su especialidad. En Doctora en Ciencias Técnicas, título otorgado por el desarrollo de la tesis "Gestión del desarrollo integral de los centros históricos". Es miembro de las Comisiones Provincial y Nacional de Monumentos, de ICOMOS Cuba y de la UNEAC (Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba).


 Paul D'Arelli, LEED attorney at Berger Singerman, Fort Lauderdale, & Ujjval Vyas, Alberti Group, Chicago, USA
Born in Walsall, a traditional industrial town in the English West Midlands, Paul has dedicated most of his working life to analyzing urban development issues. As a director of ECORYS UK (formerly ECOTEC) and head of the companies regeneration and economic development division Paul has managed studies that range from the international to the local. He is the principle author of the recently published Evaluation of the Urban Community Initiative 2000-2006 for the European Commission and previously contributed to the State of European Cities report that reviewed urban trends across Europe based on data from the Urban Audit. In 2009 he was co-author of a report published by the Chartered Institute of Housing (UK) Transforming Estates, that examined the progress of the regeneration of four run down housing estates. Paul has evaluated local area based initiatives ranging from the EU sponsored Urban Pilot Projects in the 1990s to City Challenge, Housing Market Renewal Pathfinders and the Single Regeneration Budget (all in the UK). Paul is a planner by profession having trained at South Bank University. He is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and was an accredited trainer for the British Urban Regeneration Association.


 Paul Gerretsen, Agent, Delta Metropool, Delft, The Netherlands
Paul Gerretsen is chief designer in the fields of regional planning, urban planning and architecture. He has studied at the renowned Universities TU Delft and ETH Zurich. He graduated with honourable mention in 1999 at the TU Delft as Master of Architecture.  After his education he has been employed by the Dutch National Spatial Planning Agency where he has been involved in studies for the development of strategic regional planning. 
From 2003 Paul Gerretsen has worked at Maxwan Architects and Urbanists on both urban and regional planning projects.
He has been the project leader of the prestigious Barking Riverside Master Plan, a new town for 25000 people in East-London and the regional project Deltametropool, a study on the future of the Randstad Region in the Netherlands, housing 7 million inhabitants.
Between 2005 and 2007 Paul Gerretsen was appointed Director of the South Wing Studio for Research and Design of the Province South-Holland. In this function he was responsible for projects and publications considering topics such as the Network City, Accessibility and Mixed-Use Areas. Since 2001 he teaches and lectured at numerous schools and universities most prominently at Delft University of Technology and Technische Universität München.
From 2008 onwards he is appointed director of the Deltametropolis Association. The Deltametropolis Association is a members association that focuses on the development of the Randstad area, consists of the metropolitan area around the four major cities of the Netherlands. Members are government institutions, non-governmental pressure groups, companies and private persons.


 Paul Jeffrey, Director Ecorys, Birmingham office, UK
Born in Walsall, a traditional industrial town in the English West Midlands, Paul has dedicated most of his working life to analyzing urban development issues. As a director of ECORYS UK (formerly ECOTEC) and head of the companies regeneration and economic development division Paul has managed studies that range from the international to the local. He is the principle author of the recently published Evaluation of the Urban Community Initiative 2000-2006 for the European Commission and previously contributed to the State of European Cities report that reviewed urban trends across Europe based on data from the Urban Audit. In 2009 he was co-author of a report published by the Chartered Institute of Housing (UK) Transforming Estates, that examined the progress of the regeneration of four run down housing estates. Paul has evaluated local area based initiatives ranging from the EU sponsored Urban Pilot Projects in the 1990s to City Challenge, Housing Market Renewal Pathfinders and the Single Regeneration Budget (all in the UK). Paul is a planner by profession having trained at South Bank University. He is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and was an accredited trainer for the British Urban Regeneration Association.

Pedro Castro

 Pedro Castro Vázquez, President Spanish Association of Municipalities, Getafe, Spain

Pedro Esnaola

 Pedro Esnaola, President, Cámara de Gipuzkoa
-    Licenciado en Ciencias Económicas, especialidad Coyuntura y Sector Público, por la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales de Sarriko (Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU).
-    MBA por la Universidad de Deusto  San Sebastián.
-    Presidente de la Asociación de Empresas de Publicidad de Gipuzkoa (1995-1998 y 2007-2008).
-    Miembro de la Junta Directiva de la Federación Nacional de Empresas de Publicidad (1995-1998 y 2007-2008).
-    Miembro del Consejo Rector de ADEGI (Asociación de Empresarios de Gipuzkoa).
-    Miembro de la Junta Directiva de la Asociación Guipuzcoana de Investigación y Prevención del Abuso de Drogas (AGIPAD).
-    Tesorero de la Cámara de Gipuzkoa en 2008.
-    Vicepresidente de la Cámara de Gipuzkoa en 2009.
-    Socio Accionista y gerente de PUBLIS NCM, S.A., Premio de la Cámara de Gipuzkoa a la Empresa de Servicios 2008.
-    Presidente de la Cámara de Gipuzkoa tras las elecciones del 26 de marzo de 2010.


 Philippe Serizier, LEED, OECD, Paris, France
Philippe Serizier is currently consultant seconded to the OECD LEED (program of action and cooperation for economic development and local employment). Economist by training, his career was spent in the field of engineering projects of territory, through pilot programs for urban and territorial development of the Deposits and Consignments. From 2005 to 2009 he was Project Director for the long-term sustainable development plan of La Reunion, attached to the SEM development agency of the Regional Council.

Pierre Gautier

 Pierre Gautier, Architect representing Eiffage, Paris, France

Pierre Jamet

 Pierre Jamet
À partir de 1980 consultant dans les domaines de l'aménagement et de l'urbanisme auprès des grandes collectivités (Direction de l'architecture de la Ville de Paris- Marseille-Nevers .... et surtout de la Communauté urbaine de Lyon et de son Agence d'urbanisme). Depuis le 15 mars 1990 Directeur général des Services départementaux et Directeur de Cabinet, mise en place de la Décentralisation en relation étroite avec les Services de l'État; réorganisation complète des services départementaux visant à un rapprochement avec les usagers. Mission de préfiguration de la CNSA pour une prise en charge solidaire et responsable de la perte d'autonomie. Membre du Groupe projet transversal « RACINES » « prospective de la demande d'État stratégie de la part des collectivités territoriales auprès du Plan Commissariat Général. 29 janvier 2010 chargé de mission « de diagnostic et de propositions » auprès du Premier Ministre sur les finances des départements et des collectivités. Nommé professeur associé à l'Université Jean Moulin Lyon III en septembre 2006.


 Remi Feredj, Director for Real Estate and public spaces, RATP, Paris, France


 Robert Cadalbert, President, St Quentin en Yvelines District, France


 Robert Orou-Yorouba, Centre for Local Authorities, Benin

Roni Vardi

Roni Vardi, Deputy chief engineer, City of Holon, Israel
Architect, MA graduate of the Technion in Haifa, Israel. Dissertation topic: The Structure of master plans in Israel. Specialised in planning and designing urban projects, Architecture and Town Planning, in the Regional & Urban Design. Over 28 years experience in planning, supervising, and implementing architectural projects and urban planning, including public planning work, as well as experience in teaching Architecture and design. Currently Deputy chief engineer and manager of the building permissions department at the Municipality of Holon. During the years 1997  2006 I served as Chief planner of a regional planning & building comission in central Israel,  and was responsible for consolidating planning policy of the local authorities that comprised the commission, and for licensing and supervision issues within the region. I was involved in infrastructure projects - the trans-Israel highway, Israel Railway, and the natural gas pipeline. During the years 1990  1999 I was  head of the department of Architecture & Design and chairman of the pedagogic committee at Meimad Visual Arts College in Tel Aviv. My responsibilities included developing academic curricula; fostering the academic sphere in tandem with the Open University; planning practical-engineering studies in conjunction with the Education and Labour ministries; teaching and lecturing staff and external relationships. During the years 1987 - 1997 I owned a planning & design office. The office specialised in project planning in a range of areas. The office also processed submissions to planning commissions, and receiving building permits.


 Ruurd Gietema, Partner, KCAP, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


 Said Morteza Saghaeian Nejad, Mayor, Isfahan Municipality, Iran


 Siti Saffur bt Mansur,  Director of Public Works Department, City Hall Kuala Lumpur Malaysia


 Stefan Denig, Head of Corporate Communications - Issue Management, Siemens AG, Munich, Germany
Stefan Denig is Head of Corporate Communications - Issue Management at Siemens AG, based in Munich, Germany. His work includes identifying major trends with business relevance for Siemens and managing research projects and thougt leadership programs on issues of public debate. Stefan has undertaken extensive projects on the issues of urbanization, demographic change and climate protection. He is leading a research program on sustainable infrastructure and resource efficiency in urban agglomerations. A comprehensive stakeholder research on urban infrastructure issues in the world's 25 largest cities was published at the 2007 World Economic Forum in Davos (Megacity Challenges  A Stakeholder perspective). He also led the development of the first ranking regarding the environmental sustainability of Europe's major cities which was published at the 2009 UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) and will be rolled out to cities worldwide. Stefan joined Siemens in February 2006 after holding various communication positions for companies such as Deutsche Bank; HypoVereinsbank and Allianz. He is a graduate of Université Paris IV/Sorbonne Nouvelle and Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, France, and has taught at universities in Munich, Germany, and Pittsburgh, USA.


 Toomas Sepp, Tallinn City Secretary, Tallinn, Estonia 
Toomas Sepp, born in 1959 in Tartu, has worked as the administrative leader of Tallinn City Office since 1992 and has been actively involved in the process of administrative reform of local government in both in Estonia and Tallinn since then. Being graduated as a lawyer from Tartu State University, Mr Sepp started his public service career in the Ministry of Housing and Engineering of Estonia. Parallel to his present employment as a City Secretary of Tallinn, Mr Sepp has studied civil law and participated in a number of seminars on local government issues in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, U. K. and Canada. As a City Secretary Mr Sepp is the highest civil servant in Administration of Tallinn and his responsibilities cover management of Tallinn City Office and coordination of City's human resource development, IT, finance, strategic development policy and legal affairs. Mr Sepp is actively involved in local government training programmes, lecturing both at home and abroad on public administration reform and new ICT solutions incl implementing e-services in local governance.

Victor Santiago Tabares

 Victor Santiago Tabares, Deputy Mayor, Cáceres, Spain
He has a Teaching Degree from the University of Extremadura. Mr Santiago Tabares has been Director of the Popular University of the Moraleja City Council (Extremadura, Spain), Director of Historic and Artistic Heritage Rehabilitation, Rural Development and Environment Projects and General Manager of the Autonomous Agency for Regional Development of the Provincial Council of Cáceres (Spain). He was also advisor to the President of the Regional Government of Extremadura in matters related to regional and local development and innovation, and Partner and Chair of the Knowledge Management and Innovation Department in a consulting firm. www.ayto-caceres.es

Vincent Feltesse

 Vincent Feltesse, President, Greater Bordeaux, France
Vincent Feltesse (1967) est président de la Communauté Urbaine de Bordeaux (CUB), maire de Blanquefort et président de la Fédération nationale des agences durbanisme. Il est membre du Parti socialiste.

Diplômé dHEC et de lIEP de Paris, il coordonne après ses études un programme de recherche en histoire financière entre la France et les Etats-Unis pour la Caisse des dépôts et consignations, avant de devenir secrétaire de rédaction de la Revue déconomie financière.

En 1994, il est nommé conseiller technique en charge des affaires sociales au cabinet du Président du Conseil Général de Gironde. En 1997, il devient chargé de mission auprès du ministre des Relations avec le Parlement, avant dêtre nommé directeur de cabinet du Président du Conseil Régional dAquitaine.

En 2001 et 2008, il remporte les élections municipales à Blanquefort.

De 2005 à 2008, il occupe le poste de Secrétaire national adjoint du Parti socialiste en charge des nouvelles technologies. En mars 2007, il fait partie de la Commission Rocard qui remet à Ségolène Royal un rapport sur les enjeux du numérique. Pendant la campagne présidentielle, il est chargé de la web-campagne du Parti socialiste.

En 2007, il est élu président de la Communauté urbaine de Bordeaux, puis réélu en 2008  au terme des élections municipales qui ont également vu sa réélection au 1er tour du scrutin comme maire de Blanquefort. Il est aujourd'hui le plus jeune président en exercice d'une Communauté urbaine de France.

Le 20 octobre 2010, il est élu président de la Fédération nationale des agences d'urbanisme.

Waikeen Ng

 Waikeen Ng, Architect, Dublin, Ireland
Waikeen Ng has an honours degree in Architecture from the National University of Singapore and a Masters in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was named Lewis Mumford Scholar. He joined Scott Tallon Walker's Urban Design and Planning Group in 2008. Scott Tallon Walker is an innovative practice, with offices in Ireland and the UK that has had an important role in architecture and urban development in Ireland, and has a reputation for high quality buildings and master plans, including many university campuses and technology buildings. The specialist in-house urban planning and design team provides input on sustainable urban development and planning issues. Between 1999 and 2007, he was Director of Cities Hub at Fundación Metrópoli, based in Madrid, Spain, where he was responsible for urban planning research and design projects, both within Spain and internationally, and for maintaining its international network. Earlier in his career, as an architect with the Public Works Department (now CPG Corporation) in Singapore, he was involved in the planning, design and construction of a dozen educational institutions and the 24-storey Ministry of Education Headquarters. Over the course of his academic and professional career, Waikeen has been involved in planning and design projects in China, Colombia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Morocco, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, UK and the US. He has lectured in universities and international conferences, and participated in expert panels. He is a member of the American Planning Association and the International Society of City and Regional Planners. His research interests are in strategic urban planning, sustainable urbanism and creative cities.


 Werner Heinz, Cologne, Germany
Former senior researcher and local authorities adviser within the German Institute for Urban Affairs, the central research institute of German cities. After studies in architecture and urban planning (Dipl.-Ing.: Technical University of Darmstadt) and sociology (Dr.phil.: University of Bremen) free lance urban researcher in Frankfurt am Main.  From 1978 to 2009, senior researcher and project coordinator in the German Institute for Urban Affairs; since 1984 head of the Cologne department of the institute (till retirement in 2009). Running and managing a variety of projects on urban and regional development (policies) mostly with international relations and international participants. Numerous publications and lectures (in European and non-European countries) with regard to urban development and regional management issues. Most recent study and publication The deep transformation  German cities in the wake of globalization. Member of several advisory and steering committees; member of the ARL (academy for state and regional planning).

Yehude Simon

 Yehude Simon, former Prime Minister of Peru
Fundador y actual Presidente del Partido Humanista del Perú (PHP), Yehude Simon es un reconocido político peruano con una larga trayectoria en la gestión pública. Ha sido Presidente del Consejo de Ministros del Perú (2008-2009),  Presidente del Gobierno Regional de Lambayeque (2002-2008), Coordinador de la Asamblea Nacional de Gobiernos Regionales y diputado por Lambayeque (1985-90). Graduado en la Universidad Nacional Pedro Ruiz Gallo de Lambayeque (Perú) como médico veterinario, Simon es Magíster en Gestión y Políticas Públicas por la Universidad Carlos III (España) y cuenta con estudios de posgrado en sociología y derecho.  Ha sido docente universitario, consultor y conferencista en foros del Perú, América Latina y Europa. En los años 90 Simon fue condenado injustamente por apología del terrorismo y pasó 9 años en prisión. En el año 2000 fue indultado y reinició su vida pública. La experiencia de la cárcel lo marcó profundamente y le permitió fortalecer su vocación humanista y cristiana. Simon desarrolló una activa labor social, humanitaria y literaria en prisión. En el 2001 recibió el premio del Fondo de Emergencia PEN/Novib en Amsterdam, otorgado por el Comité de Escritores en Prisión (Writers in Prison Committee). Yehude Simon ha recibido diversas condecoraciones entre las que destaca  La Gran Cruz de la Orden Isabel La Católica, otorgada por el Rey Juan Carlos de España.


 Zainab Mohd Ghazali, Director of Master Plan Department, City of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Zainab Mohd. Ghazali is the Director of Master Plan Department, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Malaysia. Since her appointment as a town planner in 1979, she has been involved in the preparation of development plans and planning guidelines that set strategic directions for the development of the City of Kuala Lumpur.  The Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2020 and the Draft Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 are two major plans that are prepared under her supervision.  She also shares her knowledge and experiences with state and federal government officials in formulating national and regional development plans like the 5-Year Malaysia Plans, the National Key Result Areas and the National Key Economic Areas. With a strong belief that community participation is very crucial in the formulation of a sound and practical plan, she works enormously with various citizen groups incorporating their needs and requirements, views and ideas as part of the development and redevelopment programs.  She is Chief to the Local Agenda 21 Kuala Lumpur Secretariat (LA 21 KL) playing advisory and monitoring role to the various action committees that forge smart partnerships between Kuala Lumpur City Halls officials and NGOs, resident associations, business communities, schools and institutes of higher learning and other government officials, working on social, environmental and local economic projects within residential neighborhoods or special groups.  She is also Technical Advisor to CIFAL Kuala Lumpur, a regional training centre for the Asia-Pacific Region for Urban Planning and Management; a centre managed through collaboration between Kuala Lumpur City Hall and United Nations Training and Research (UNITAR), CITYNET, Violea Environment (France) and other local partners.

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