The staff of IERMB is organized into three main groups: scientists, technicians and management services.

The scientist team gathers licensed doctors in different fields of social sciences, such as geography, sociology, economics, environmental science, anthropology, political science, …

The technical services team brings together professionals in the fields of mapping, statistics, computer science and methods of fieldwork.

The management team includes: management, leadership, accounting management, personnel management, the secretariat, the management of the documentation center and the management of the transparency portal and public procurement.

Sandra AGUILERA MOYANO

Sandra AGUILERA MOYANO
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Sandra AGUILERA MOYANO

Degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB, 2008). Master in Applied Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB, 2012). The areas in which she works are the regional and urban economy.

Before joining IERMB, she worked at the Research Department of “la Caixa” in 2007 and during the 2008-2010 period she took part in the Collaboration Scholarship Program at the Department of Economy and Finance of the Government of Catalonia.

In 2011 she joined the Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies of Barcelona as a researcher within the Department of Regional and Urban Economic.

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Economist
Pau ALARCON PÉREZ

Pau ALARCON PÉREZ

Sociologist and statistician
Aïda ALEMANY SAGALA

Aïda ALEMANY SAGALA
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Aïda Alemany Sagala

Engineer of Roads, Canals and Ports (UPC, 2008), I studied the master’s degree in territorial and urban studies at the School of Public Administration of Catalonia (2010). Graduated in education (2019), I have worked in the private company carrying out studies of generated mobility and analysis of transport networks.

For a few years I also worked as a teacher. Since July 2020 I have been working in the mobility area of ​​the IERMB

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Civil Engineer
Maria Leonor ALMENAR MUÑOZ

Maria Leonor ALMENAR MUÑOZ

Agroecologist
Elena Louisa ALTER

Elena Louisa ALTER
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Elena Louisa ALTER

PhD in Environmental Sciences at ICTA-UAB (from October 2021), Master in Human and Social Ecology (2020), Bachelor in Environmental Sciences and Political Sciences (2016).

In his doctoral thesis, he investigates the scaling of agroecology at territorial level, the role of collective action and social movements in agroecological transformation and the socioecological effects of agroecological practices in the provision of ecosystem services. The main research interests are political ecology, social metabolism, social movements and agrobiodiversity.

Before joining the Ecology and Territory team in 2021, where she works on the PRIMA/Horizon2020 MA4SURE project as a researcher and project assistant, she worked for different NGOs in Germany and Latin America. Most recently, for the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) in Berlin.

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Researcher in ecology and territory
David ANDRÉS ARGOMEDO

David ANDRÉS ARGOMEDO
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David ANDRÉS ARGOMEDO

Degree in Physical Sciences (UB, 2006) and Master in Meteorology (2007), he has developed his professional career in the field of urban habitability, in private consultancy and in public organizations.

He has worked mainly in mobility planning, specializing in its externalities: Air quality, noise and  social cohesion.

As a mobility technician, he has been part of the IERMB team since June 2018. He has partici- pated in the Metropolitan Urban Mobility Plan of the AMB and in studies related to the social perspective in mobility.

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Physicist
Marta ANDREU ESPUÑA

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Marta ANDREU ESPUÑA

Degree in Geography at Universitat de Barcelona (2012) , Master Degree in Geographic Information Technologies (2014) and Official Master Degree in Geoinformation (2018) .

She has focused her professional orientation in the application of Geographic Information Systems in health and urban planning through the elaboration, exploitation and analysis of Spatial Databases

She has worked 2 years as a consultant in health planning consultancy participating in international projects using Geographical Information Systems

Since July 2016 she is part of the Cartography Area in of the Institut d’Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona working in the elaboration and exploitation of the Equipments Geodatabase of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona

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Cartographer
Ana ANDREU VALLVÉ

Ana ANDREU VALLVÉ
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His professional career was developed in the field of public opinion studies. In 1990, after several years at the Central de Campo company carrying out different tasks, she took the position of director of field work and in 1994 as manager, until 2007.
In 2008, she started working at GESOP, as a partner and carrying out the project to create the field work department, which she led together with the administration and personnel department until 2021.
In May 2022, he joined the field work department of the IERMB, as a Field Work Technician, participating in the studies carried out by the department.

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Field work technique
Fernando ANTÓN ALONSO

Fernando ANTÓN ALONSO
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Fernando ANTÓN ALONSO

Bachelor in Sociology (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2004), Postgraduate in Applied Social Research and Data Analysis (CIS, 2006), DEA by the Department of Sociology II (Human Ecology and Population) of the Complutense University of Madrid (2007) and Postgraduate in Economic and Social Management of the City (UOC, 2009).

His research activity began in the Dept. of Human Ecology and Population of the Complutense University of Madrid with researches focused on the metropolitan dynamics of labour and housing markets as well as housing exclusion. Subsequently, in Catalonia, continued his specialisation in urban issues, housing, social exclusion and research methods and data analysis taking part in different applied and academic research projects at local, regional and European level that had social cohesion, housing exclusion or specific analysis on vulnerable or at-risk-of-social exclusion groups as common denominators.

In 2015, he joined for the first time the Society Area of the IERMB for a period of 10 months rejoining the same area in 2016. He works on applied and academic research under the territorial approach. He has conducted studies on urban vulnerability, gentrification, social and urban cohesion, living conditions, labour vulnerability and local labour systems. He has participated in the drafting of the diagnosis documents of the Metropolitan Urban Master Plan (PDUM). He is currently part of the team that designs and develops the Urban Cohesion Survey (ECURB).

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Sociologist
Aleix ARCARONS CAMPS

Aleix ARCARONS CAMPS
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Aleix ARCARONS CAMPS

Graduated in Architecture from the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona, ​​UPC (2015). I completed the master’s degree in MSc Spatial Data Science and Visualization by The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College of London (2020) and the postgraduate degree in sustainability and architecture by the Sert School, Official College of Architects of Catalonia (2016 ).

I specialize in spatial data analysis and geographic information science.

I was awarded a postgraduate scholarship from Fundació La Caixa within the specialty of architecture and urban planning (2019) and the Architectural Association Visiting School Barcelona scholarship (2013). I have done academic and professional stays in Milan, London, Fredericia and Lesvos.

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Architect
Pol ARMENGOD RUIZ

Pol ARMENGOD RUIZ
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Pol Armengod Ruiz

Graduated in network computer systems administration (Cultural 2020). Graduated in network computer systems administration in cyber security profile (ITB 2021).

I started as a trainee student at the Pere verges Badalona school in 2019 as an IT assistant.

My stay at the IERMB began in January 2022 as an assistant technician in the IT department and I have been doing it until now.

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Computer Assistant Technician
Xavier BACH COMA

Xavier BACH COMA
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Xavier BACH COMA

Degree in Geography from Universitat de Barcelona (2011). Master in Logistics, Mobility and Transport from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (2016).

Previously, he worked as a mobility technician in the consultancy Intra SL for 4 years, writing studies on mobility, traffic and road safety and specializing in traffic microsimulation.

In 2012 he spent a period in an urban planning office in Belgium, in the framework of an internship agreement.

Since June 2017 he has been part of the team of Institut d’Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona as a researcher in the area of mobility.

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Geographer
Roger BARRES GONZÁLEZ

Roger BARRES GONZÁLEZ
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Roger BARRES GONZÁLEZ

BA in political science and public administration from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2009). MSc in political science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2010) and MA in urban studies from Malmö University (expected June for 2019).

He has developed his professional activity as a researcher at the Pompeu Fabra University and the Carles Pi i Sunyer Foundation and from 2015 to 2018 as a consultant for public and private organizations.

Since April 2018, he joined the Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies of Barcelona as a researcher at the Department of Governance and Public Policies.

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Political scientist
Araceli BARRIGÓN DE SAN MARCOS

Araceli BARRIGÓN DE SAN MARCOS
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CFGS Administration and finance (Badalonès College)

I am administrative/accountant with experience in the management, health and private education sector for 9 years. Currently, I am administrative in the Accounting and Human Resources department of the IERMB in April 2022, the main ones are the time management of the staff and the justification of subsidies before public institutions, among other jobs.

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Administration technique
Marina BORRÀS LLARCH

Marina BORRÀS LLARCH

Environmentalist
Laura CALVET MIR

Laura CALVET MIR
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PhD in Environmental Sciences (UAB, 2011), master’s in Ecological Economics (UAB, 2007) and degree in Environmental Sciences (UAB, 2006).
His research has mainly focused on urban and rural agriculture, agroecological transitions and biocultural diversity in a context of global change, with particular attention to climate change. In the study of local socio-ecological systems, he has combined ethnographic approaches with quantitative methods such as statistics and social network analysis. His main research interests are agrobiodiversity, agroecology, ecosystem services, ethnoecology, political ecology and traditional ecological knowledge.

Since 2014, she has been coordinator of the postgraduate program in local agro-ecological revitalization at the UAB and since 2017 has been part of the SGR Urban Transformation and Global Change Laboratory (TURBA Lab) at the UOC. Since June 2022, he has been part of the Urban Sustainability team, focusing on the food systems part.

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Environmentalist
Susana CANO ARIAS

Susana CANO ARIAS
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Susana CANO ARIAS

Countable administrative officer, with 20 years of experience in the private sector. In 2014 I started my career at IERMB, as a medium technique, to support the accounting and human resources department.

 

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Administration Assistant
Antoni CARNEROS ESCUDERO

Antoni CARNEROS ESCUDERO

Geographer
Jorge CÁTEDRA MARTÍNEZ

Jorge CÁTEDRA MARTÍNEZ
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Jorge CÁTEDRA MARTÍNEZ

Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Certificate of Pedagogical Aptitude (UB, 2000). Postgraduate in Advanced Techniques of Social Research (UB, 2001). Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Migrations and Interculturalism “(UAB, 2010). He started his professional career as freelance with commissions of sample designs, as well as Customer and User Satisfaction studies. He developed his research career at the IERMB within the Territory and Mobility area, the Economics area and the Social area. He is currently developing his research in the methodological fieldwork field, in a transversal way, in collaboration with all the IERMB areas.

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Sociologist. Head of field work
Joan CHECA RIUS

Joan CHECA RIUS
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Academic qualification:
Graduated in Geography from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2015). Master in Territorial and Population Studies, UAB (2016), and Master in Urban and Metropolitan Studies UAB-IERMB (2018).

Teaching and Research Activity:
Researcher at the Dept. of Geography at the UAB within the Energy, Territory and Society Studies Group (2017-2022).

He has been an associate professor at the UAB since September 2017.

Since May 2022 he has been a technician in the mobility area.

His research mainly focuses on the analysis of social and territorial dynamics, as well as their relationship with the energy issue. Main lines: urban segregation; living conditions; housing; mobility; urban planning

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Geographer
Paolo CHEVALIER

Paolo CHEVALIER
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Paolo Chevalier

PhD in demography at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a PhD in urban planning and territorial planning at the Universitat Paris-Est, I worked for the consultancy Hove (subsidiary of the transport group Keolis), a French company that uses “Big Data” sources ” to analyze daily mobility in different countries (France, United States, Australia, etc.).
Passionate about data analysis in order to study individual mobility, I work as a “data scientist” in the mobility department of the Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies in Barcelona. One of my goals at IERMB is to help my colleagues in the analysis of large complex databases, the development of interactive viewers to analyze results and facilitate the automation of repetitive tasks

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Senior Mobility Technician
Francesc COLL PUJOL

Francesc COLL PUJOL
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Francesc COLL PUJOL

Degree in Geography from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2005) and a Master’s degree in Geographic Information Technologies (2007), held at the Geographical Information and Remote Sensing Laboratory (LIGIT), at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

He has worked on spatial analysis, mapping, digitization and photointerpretation, maintenance of databases and cartographic databases, providing technical support to the different IERMB projects.

He has been part of the IERMB team since 2007 and is currently responsible for the area of ​​cartography.

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Cartographer. Head of cartography
Cecilia CONDE LÓPEZ

Cecilia CONDE LÓPEZ
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BA in Political Science and Public Administration from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (2009). MSc in Conflict resolution and governance and MSc in Latin American Studies from University of Amsterdam. Specialization in Media and Politics from CLACSO (expected for June 2020).

From 2015 to February 2020 was responsible for the participatory system of Cuenca’s spatial planning and territorial development plan in Ecuador.

Conflict Resolution professor at University San Francisco de Quito and at University of Cuenca (Ecuador).

Currently working as a researcher at IERMB’s Department of Governance and Public Policies.

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Political scientist
Mari COROMINAS PÉREZ

Mari COROMINAS PÉREZ
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MARI COROMINAS

I am a researcher at the Children’s Institute and I mainly coordinate the research and participation program Boys and Girls Talk: the well-being of children in Barcelona, ​​promoted by Barcelona City Council.

I got my doctorate in psychology, health and quality of life at the University of Girona and I have the accreditation of researcher/lecturer in social sciences from AQU Catalunya. I am also a collaborating professor at the Open University of Catalonia.

He had previously studied at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (masters in educational research and communication after a degree in psychology) and had been on the Superior Council for the Evaluation of the Educational System (Generalitat de Catalunya), apart from having worked directly with children and teenagers

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9010-6076

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maricorominas

Twitter: https://twitter.com/maricorominas

 

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Psychologist
Emma CORTÉS MAUREL

Emma CORTÉS MAUREL
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Emma CORTES MAUREL

Superior degree in Social Pedagogy from the University of Barcelona (2009), diploma in Social Education from the University of Barcelona (1999), post-graduate degree in Socio-Educational Intervention through Play from the Ramón Llull University (2002) and post-graduate degree in General Management of companies by the Open University of Catalonia (2012).

Professional experience in the direction of socio-educational projects, specialized in the fields of childhood and family, education and play, participation and community, the management of public services and the management of teams in a specialized consultancy and in a cooperative of services attention to both people providing services to the public administration, mainly municipal. I begin my duties as an advisor and coordinator in the area of ​​public policy advocacy with the Bofill Foundation, the Federation of Pedagogical Renewal Movements and the Barcelona Institute of Childhood and Adolescence.

Since May 2018 I have been coordinating projects at the Barcelona Childhood and Adolescence Institute linked to Barcelona City Council which, in January 2019, will be integrated into the IERMB as a specialized unit.

 

Web page of  Institut Infància i Adolescència de Barcelona

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Social Pedagogue
Irene CRUZ GÓMEZ

Irene CRUZ GÓMEZ
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Irene CRUZ GÓMEZ

PhD in Sociology from, Master in research methodology and Bachelor in Sociology. She joined the Institute as a methodologist in 2017, in the area of social and urban cohesion.
Her research activity began in 2009 in the Women’s Studies Seminar and in the Center for Sociological Studies on Everyday Life and Work.

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Sociologist
Laia CURCOLL VALLÈS

Laia CURCOLL VALLÈS
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Master’s degree in Communication Management (UPF, 2014), Master’s degree in advanced journalism, reporting (Ramon Llull, 2009) and Bachelor’s degree in Journalism (UAB, 2006).
I am convinced of the power of communication and its potential for social transformation when it is at the service of the initiatives and organizations that pursue it. In this sense, I am passionate about contributing to making scientific knowledge digestible and making it available to citizens and political decision-makers in order to generate awareness, reflection and concrete improvements for childhood and adolescence.

I worked as a journalist for more than 5 years for different media (such as Diari AVUI, La Vanguardia, El Temps, Diaris Més, TV3 or Ràdio and Televisió d’Andorra, among others) and finally I specialized in the communication of third sector organizations and public administrations. I have worked for Mans Unides, the Catalan Social Voluntary Federation, Lluïsos de Gràcia, the Catalan Down Syndrome Foundation, and the Municipal Institute for Disabled Persons of Barcelona City Council, among others.
Since 2016 I have been the head of communication at the Barcelona Institute for Childhood and Adolescence. And I occasionally give training courses on corporate communication.

More info:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/laiacurcoll/

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Journalist
Elena DOMENE GÓMEZ

Elena DOMENE GÓMEZ

Environmentalist. Head of Urban Sustainability
Carles DONAT MUÑOZ

Carles DONAT MUÑOZ
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Carles DONAT MUÑOZ

PhD in Geography from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Associate professor in the Department of Geography at the UAB since 2001-2002 and researcher at the Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies in Barcelona since 2003, where I have been head of the Territory and Housing areas. I am a member of the Research Group on Energy, Territory and Society Studies (GURB). Since 2017 I have been head of projects at the Barcelona Housing Observatory.

In recent years, I have published more than twenty articles in academic and dissemination journals and book chapters. I have worked on numerous projects for public administrations and taught in master’s programs at various university centers.

Researcher at the Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies of Barcelona (IERMB) since 2004, where he has collaborated in the following projects:
– Plan Delta Observatory.
– Labor market agreements in the province of Barcelona.
– Reorganization of the Health Map of the Health Region of Barcelona.
– Impact of logistics platforms on the territory.
– Characteristics of housing supply and demand in Barcelona in the metropolitan context.
– Characteristics of the supply and demand of activity estates in Catalonia.

Associate Professor in the Geography Department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona since the 2001-2002 academic year, teaching the following subjects:
– Geography of the metropolitan region of Barcelona.
– Political and administrative geography: The administrative map of Catalonia.
– Political and administrative geography: Territorial conflicts in Catalonia.
– Territorial planning.

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Geographer. Project Manager of OHB
Marc FÍGULS SIERRA

Marc FÍGULS SIERRA
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Marc FÍGULS SIERRA

Degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona (UB, 2008). Master in Autonomic and Local Finance from the University of Barcelona (UB, 2011). The areas in which he works are the labor market and the regional and urban economy.

Since July 2006, he has been part of the team of the Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies of Barcelona as a researcher within the Department of Regional and Urban Economic.

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Economist
José Luís FLORES VALDIVIELSO

José Luís FLORES VALDIVIELSO
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José Luis Flores Valdivielso

Degree in Geography from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 1990, with a Certificate of Pedagogical Aptitude (UAB, 1991).

I started my professional career at the IERMB in 1990, specifically at the Survey of the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona. Living conditions and habits of the population, where I worked and learned from great professionals, such as Marina Subirats and Oriol Nel·lo, among others. In 2009, I left the Institute to work for the company TNS (Investigació de Mercats i Opinió) as a fieldwork coordinator for different studies for several years.

In the first semester of 2016, I was part of the coordination team for a study by the Barcelona City Council’s Social Rights Area on the living conditions of the user population of the council’s social service centers. At the end of the same year, I joined the National Institute of Statistics (INE) as a temporary worker, in the field work area of ​​the EPA (Active Population Survey), until from September 2021 I return to to be part of the IERMB team as a technician in the Field Work Area, where I work on different projects. The saying goes: “Roda el món i torna al Born”.

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Senior technician in field work
Vittorio GALLETTO

Vittorio GALLETTO
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Vittorio GALLETTO

Degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB, 1996). Master in Applied Economics (UAB, 1999) and PhD in Economics (UAB, 2014). The areas in which he works are the regional and urban economy, local production systems and innovation.

Before joining the IERMB, he worked at the Department of Applied Economics at the UAB as associate professor and researcher. He has also worked in the private sector in consulting companies carrying out local economic development projects for different city councils and other public institutions.

Since July 2009, he has been part of the team of the Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies of Barcelona as a researcher and since 2011 he is the Head of Regional and Urban Economic Department.

More information at the following URL:

http://urban.uab.es

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Economist. Head of Regional and Urban Economy Department
David GIL SOLSONA

David GIL SOLSONA
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David GIL SOLSONA

Sociologist and Political Scientist from the University of Valencia (2016), and master’s degree in Sociology and Demography from the Pompeu Fabra University (2017). I have worked during the last years as a pre-doctoral researcher in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology of the University of Valencia, with an FPU contract (2017-2022), focusing my research on the study of Youth and Emancipation processes in southern Europe. During my career, I have accumulated experience in the use, design and combination of different quantitative and qualitative research techniques, and I have published different works and participated in different competitive research projects, mainly focused on youth issues.

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Sociologist
Ricard GOMÀ CARMONA

Ricard GOMÀ CARMONA

Political scientist. Director
Núria GÓMEZ GARCÍA

Núria GÓMEZ GARCÍA
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Núria GÓMEZ GARCÍA

Graduated in Sociology (University of Barcelona, ​​2021) and postgraduate in Data Analyst for political analysis and public management (University of Barcelona, ​​2022).
In 2020 I will join the Social and Urban Cohesion Area of ​​the IERMB.

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Sociologist
Raquel HERNÁNDEZ MIGUEL

Raquel HERNÁNDEZ MIGUEL
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Raquel HERNÁNDEZ MIGUEL

Degree in Journalism (URLL, 2005), Postgraduate SEO & SEM (Inesdi, 2016) and Master in Community Management & Online Reputation (EAE Business School, 2013).

I have worked since 2005 in the world of communication. I worked for five years in various media (20 Minutos, La Vanguardia, El Punt Avui, ElDabat.cat), in the society and politics departments. In 2010 I started working in a communication agency, where I managed the relationship with the media of sports, health and technology companies. In 2014 I joined the communications department of a private company in the energy sector. Since May 2019, I have been responsible for communications at the Barcelona Metropolitan Housing Observatory, within the IERMB.

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Journalist
Laia HERRERA PUJOL

Laia HERRERA PUJOL
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Laia Herrera Pujol has a degree in History (UB), a Postgraduate degree in Citizen Participation (UAB) and a Master’s degree in gender and equality (UAB). He works on the design and analysis of local educational policies in the field of post-compulsory education. Its areas of work are the revitalization of spaces for participation in debate and reflection with the educational community and support and advice on the design of strategies to promote the continuity of educational trajectories and school dropout.

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Historian
María José LA ROTA-AGUILERA

María José LA ROTA-AGUILERA
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María José LA ROTA-AGUILERA

PhD in Terrestrial Ecology (UAB, 2022) and Master’s in Geography and Environment (UT, 2007). He is part of the Ecology and Territory area where he currently manages the MA4SURE project (PRIMA-EU) and leads the “Integrated socio-ecological analysis” work package. His research focuses on the agroecological transition in the Mediterranean based on methodologies that integrate landscape ecology, ecological economics and rural sociology. His interests are studying the contribution of biocultural landscapes and agroecology to the sustainability of agri-food systems in metropolitan regions (Barcelona and Cali). He has worked with several rural communities in Colombia using a socio-ecological framework to strengthen community initiatives for rural development and post-conflict territorial planning.

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PhD student of Terrestrial Ecology (UAB)
Joffre LÓPEZ OLLER

Joffre LÓPEZ OLLER
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Joffre LÓPEZ OLLER

Degree in Sociology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1997), Master in Social Policies and Housing from Pompeu Fabra University and Johns Hopkins University (2001). I have accumulated more than twenty years working in the field of housing and the labor market from the public sector (local and regional), the private sector and the third social sector. For eleven years I was a technician at the former Secretariat of Housing and Urban Improvement, contributing to the preparation of official housing statistics and the quantitative exploitation of administrative records.

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Sociologist
José María LÓPEZ RIBA

José María LÓPEZ RIBA
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Senior research technician in the area of ​​coexistence and security.

His training has been as follows: Doctorate in Criminology from the UPF (2019); Postgraduate in Big Data and Data Science by UNED (2022); Master in Criminology and Criminal Execution by the UPF, the UAB, the UdG and the UOC (2015); Degree in Criminology from the University of Barcelona (2014).

His professional career has been linked to teaching and research in criminology. His main lines of research are: the police institution, the victimization of vulnerable groups, the geographical distribution of facts of criminological interest and the techniques of quantitative analysis in the social sciences.

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Criminologist
Marc MARTÍ COSTA

Marc MARTÍ COSTA
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Marc MARTÍ COSTA

Degree in Sociology from the University of Barcelona (2000) and PhD in Public Policy from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2010).

He is interested in the analysis of local policies, especially in the field of urban planning and participation, and the study of urban governance. See his work at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marc_Marti-Costa

He has been a lecturer in the Master’s Degree in Urban Studies at Flacso Ecuador. Currently, he collaborates with the Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and the City at the UOC and the Metropolis Master’s Degree at the IERMB.

In 2017, he worked as a researcher in the Area of ​​Social Cohesion at the IERMB and since 2018 is the Head of the Area of ​​Governance and Public Policies at the same Institute.

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Sociologist. Head of Governance and Public Policies
Daniel MARTÍNEZ BOU

Daniel MARTÍNEZ BOU
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Technical Computer Systems Engineer (UPC, 2009).

I started in web development in 2004, since then I have developed different projects; educational web applications, e-commerce and LMS. I have also had experience working as a developer for private sector companies on ERP platforms and in web portal maintenance and migration teams.

I have been part of the IERMB team since 2020 and I am currently the organization’s IT manager.

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Computer scientist. Head of computing service
Joan MARULL LÓPEZ

Joan MARULL LÓPEZ

Biologist. Head of Ecology and Territory Department
Juan Carlos MIGOYA MARTÍNEZ

Juan Carlos MIGOYA MARTÍNEZ

Manager
Dolors MIÑARRO CHOCLÁN

Dolors MIÑARRO CHOCLÁN

Management Secretary
Miriam MONTANÉ GOETZENGERGER

Miriam MONTANÉ GOETZENGERGER

Political scientist and sociologist
Raúl MORCILLO LÓPEZ

Raúl MORCILLO LÓPEZ
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Diploma in Statistics (University of Barcelona) and Graduate in Research and Market Techniques (Open University of Catalonia).

I have been acting as a Data Analysis Technician for 18 years in market research projects in the banking, telecommunications and food sectors.

In September 2021 I joined the statistics area of ​​the IERMB as a Statistical Technician.

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Statistical
Marta MURRIÀ SANGENÍS

Marta MURRIÀ SANGENÍS
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Marta MURRIÀ SANGENÍS

BA in Sociology (University of Barcelona, June 2002). Master in Criminology, Crime and Security Policies (University of Barcelona, 2013).

Its lines of analysis focus mainly on applied research oriented to the design of prevention policies in the field of urban security and conviviality, especially those related to the design and application of surveys and other tools to measure and analyze victimization, perception of security, neighborhood relations and the social use of spaces.

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Sociologist. Head of Coexistence and Urban Safety Department
Lara NAVARRO VARAS

Lara NAVARRO VARAS
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PhD in sociology (UAB, 2019), MSc in Labour and Social Policy (UAB, 2012), Specialist in Applied Social Research and Data Analysis (CIS, 2007) and BA in Sociology (UAB, 2003). Since 2008, she has been part of the IERMB conducting academic and applied research projects on poverty, inequality and social stratification, as well as on local welfare policies.

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Sociologist
Anna OLIVA LÓPEZ

Anna OLIVA LÓPEZ
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Journalist specialized in Corporate Communication and Social Media Strategies. I started my professional career in the media, such as Betevé, Ràdio Barcelona and RAC1. Subsequently, I have been in charge of communication for several institutions and projects. Among them, I have assumed the direction of the communication of several departments of the Generalitat de Catalunya and recently of Education 360, a project promoted by the Bofill Foundation, the area of ​​education of the Diputació de Barcelona and the Movements of Pedagogical Renewal .

Degree in Journalism (UAB), Postgraduate in Community Manager & Social Media (UB) and Master in Scientific Communication (UPF).

More information at:

Email anna.oliva@uab.cat

Telephone 634.61.40.66

Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/olivaanna/

Twitter @annaolival

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Journalist
Núria PÉREZ SANS

Núria PÉREZ SANS
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Núria PÉREZ SANS

Degree in Geography (2001 URV) and Postgraduate in Mobility Planning and Management (2007 UPC-UPF). She began her professional career in a private consulting and, later, in the local administration (Mollet del Vallès City Council and Diputació de Barcelona) conducting studies and projects on strategic urban planning and urban mobility.

She has been working at the IERMB since 2005, where she develops research on the analysis of mobility patterns based on daily mobility surveys; mobility planning and management; treatment and analysis of transport databases; manuals and methodological guides. Currently she participates in studies and projects derived from the Barcelona Metropolitan Urban Mobility Plan.

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Geographer
Laia PINEDA RÜEGG

Laia PINEDA RÜEGG
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Laia PINEDA RÜEGG

Autonomous University of Barcelona graduate in Sociology (1996), with a postgraduate in Local and regional development from the University of Barcelona (2001) and a specific training on Leadership and Social Innovation for NGO’s from ESADE-URL (2015).

She began her career as a freelance consultant, completing several studies for different city councils around Barcelona. After a brief time working in the local Public Administration, she began her work at the Jaume Bofill Foundation, coordinating the panel survey “Social Inequalities in Catalonia” (2001-2012). After the panel survey project, she combined the coordination of several research projects in education (families, local government, university, social inequalities,…) with evaluation and information systems projects for the same Foundation.

From 2016-on, she is project manager at the Institut d’Infància i Adolescència de Barcelona, a specialized unit within the Institute of Regional Metropolitan Studies of Barcelona with autonomous management. She is responsible for the deployment of the projects The children have their say, a project for learning about the wellbeing of children in the city based on their point of view and with them as the focus of attention, and  BCN 0-17 Observatory a Barcelona City Council tool for analyzing, monitoring and consulting data relating to childhood and adolescence in the city.

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Sociologist. Director of IIAB
Manel PONS SANVIDAL

Manel PONS SANVIDAL

Statistician. Head of statistics
Sergio PORCEL LÓPEZ

Sergio PORCEL LÓPEZ

Sociologist. Head of Social and Urban Cohesion Department
Laura PORZIO

Laura PORZIO
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I have a PhD in Social Anthropology from Rovira i Virgili University (2009), with a thesis on youth cultures, migrations and body biographies. Juan de la Cierva post-doctoral researcher 2010-2013 at the Anthropology Department of the CSIC-Barcelona. I worked for years on the theoretical-methodological perspective of Body and Gender Anthropology in youth cultures and street organizations in public space. Currently my lines of work focus on applied research and qualitative evaluation in social care models to accompany and improve innovation in intervention practices and increase the impact and reduction of social inequalities. Since 2018, I have combined research and technical coordination tasks with teaching, as an associate professor of social anthropology at the School of Social Work at the UB, and of qualitative research methods at the UOC psychology degree.

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Anthropologist
Maria PRUNA I BASSA

Maria PRUNA i BASSA
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Maria PRUNA i BASSA

Bachelor in Mathematics (2013) and Statistics (2015) by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

She has been part of statistical support teams in research and innovation projects in medical areas (2013 and 2015-2017); patterns of water consumption (2013-2015); and market research (2015-2017).

She has been working in the Statistics area of IERMB since June 2017.

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Mathematician and statistician
Elisabet QUERALT BLANCH

Elisabet QUERALT BLANCH
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Elisabet QUERALT BLANCH

In 1993, he joins the IERMB as part of the team responsible for the Survey on Victimization and Opinion about Safety of Barcelona and its Metropolitan Area.
He has also coordinated the field work of various studies carried out by the IERMB, such as the Public Safety Survey of Catalonia, the Survey on Mobility on working days, the Survey on Daily Mobility’06, and the Survey on Male Violence.

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Expert in field work
Reyes RAMÍREZ GÓMEZ

Reyes RAMÍREZ GÓMEZ
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Reyes RAMÍREZ GÓMEZ

Degree in Geology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2000.

His professional career has mainly been in the field of administration and personnel administration.

Currently, she is part of the administration and HR department of the IERMB and is in charge of the Institute’s Transparency Portal.

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Administration Assistant
Sebastià RIUTORT ISERN

Sebastià RIUTORT ISERN
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Sebastià RIUTORT ISERN

PhD in Sociology (University of Barcelona, 2016) with a thesis about energy democracy and cooperative economy. He has been visiting PhD student at the Centre for Social Economy (Université de Liège) and the Centre de Recherche sur les Innovations Sociales (Université du Québec à Montréal) and he has collaborated as researcher in European projects about innovation and local welfare systems (WILCO) and energy cooperatives (RESCOOP 20-20-20). His main fields of work are innovation in social public policies, economic democracy and its forms of governance. Since 2016 he is part-time professor in the field of Economic Sociology and Welfare Policy (University of Barcelona). Since 2017 he is working on different implementation aspects of the B-MINCOME pilot project (UIA) in the Eix Besòs area and its link with the URBinclusion network (URBACT program).

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Sociologist
Frederic ROMEA MOYA

Frederic ROMEA MOYA
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Frederic ROMEA MOYA

Frederic Romea Moya is an external consultant at Research and Knowledge Department in Barcelona’s City Council Social Rights Area.

He holds a PG Dip in Quantitative Data Analysis for Public Policy research from the (Universitat de Barcelona, 2017) and a BA in Sociology (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2011).  Currently he is working in projects related to urban poverty, social inclusion, spatial analysis of vulnerability and income poverty and data analysis for public policy design and evaluation. He also worked as a consultant in multiple research projects involving data analysis for the public sector in fields such education and social work

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Sociologist
Ana ROMERO VALLE

Ana ROMERO VALLE
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Ana ROMERO VALLE

Degree in Business Administration and Management (UAB, 2012) and Diploma in Business Science (UAB, 2010).

Has been part of the IERMB Administration team since 2004 and is currently responsible for the Accounting and Human Resources department.

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Technical in upper management. Head of the department of accounting and HR
Miquel RUEDA GARCIA

Miquel RUEDA GARCIA
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Miquel Rueda Garcia

Graduated in management of smart and sustainable cities (UAB 2021). Master in territorial studies and planning (UAB 2022).
I started as an intern at the IERMB in February 2022 participating in reports related to the Feiner Daytime Mobility Survey (EMEF). From then on, I was part of the institute’s mobility team as a mobility technician working on various projects.

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City Manager
Núria RUIZ FORÉS

Núria RUIZ FORÉS
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Núria RUIZ FORÉS

Master in Statistics and Operations Research (UPC & UB, 2012), Master in Marketing Management (ESERP, 2005), Degree in Marketing and Market Research (UB, 2004) and Degree in Statistics (UB, 2002).

Before joining the IERMB, she worked in the private sector in consulting companies as an analyst statistician of market studies, designing questionnaires, coordinating field work processes, controlling the quality of information and as analysing the data.
Since February 2007, she has been part of the team of the Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies of Barcelona as a Statistician. She is currently the main statistician of the Area of Coexistence and Urban Safety, and carries out the analysis of the Victimization Survey of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona and the Public Safety Survey of Catalonia, among other.

Since 2018, she is associate professor in the University of Barcelona, at the Dept. of Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economics.

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Statistician
Diego SAEZ UJAQUE

Diego SAEZ UJAQUE
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Diego SAEZ UJAQUE

Architect for the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona of the UPC (2002) and Master in Sustainability UPC (2014). I am currently completing my PhD studies in Sustainability at the UPC (expected 2022). My area of ​​interest focuses on socio-ecological resilience applied to urban environments, therefore, on approaching the changing dynamics of urban systems through the spatial and temporal interaction between the various subsystems that make it up. This multi-scalar and multi-dimensional approach allows us to approach the understanding and management of socio-ecological systems (SES), both on a territorial scale and on an urban scale.

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Architect
Albert SALES CAMPOS

Albert SALES CAMPOS
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Albert SALES CAMPOS

PhD in Criminology (Pompeu Fabra University, 2018). Diploma in Specialized Higher Studies in Sociology (University of Barcelona, ​​2007). Master in Public and Social Policies (Pompeu Fabra University and The Johns Hopkins University, 2004). Degree in Political Science and Administration (Pompeu Fabra University, 2001).

Associate professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) from the academic year 2004-2005. He has also been an associate professor at the Department of Public Law of the University of Girona.

He has given classes in postgraduate and master studies, among which the Master’s in Public and Social Policies of the Pompeu Fabra University and The Johns Hopkins University, the Master in Public Services and Social Policies of the University of Salamanca.

His main area of ​​research is social exclusion in urban areas. He has participated and coordinated applied research projects for international development cooperation entities, for organizations in the third social sector and for Spanish public administrations.

He has advised the social services of the Barcelona City Council in the analysis of poverty and social exclusion and in the development of policies for inclusion and the reduction of inequalities.

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Political scientist. Head of the Social Rights and Public Policies Area
Alicia SÁNCHEZ MORA

Alicia SÁNCHEZ MORA
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Alicia SÁNCHEZ MORA

Degree in Marketing and Market Research (UAB, 2010) and Degree in Statistics (UAB, 1999).

She has been working as a technical Statistician for the multinational Company Mango and since September 2006 She is Statistician as part of the team of the IERMB, where she worked in the diverses surveys from all the Areas, specially in the Survey on living conditions.

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Statistician
Mar SATORRAS GRAU

Mar SATORRAS GRAU
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PhD in Environmental Sciences (UAB, 2017) (International Honors), Master in Climate Change and Global Environmental Change (UAB, 2012), degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology (URV, 2013) and degree in Environmental Sciences (UAB, 2010).

My research focuses on socio-environmental transformations to deal with climate change and global change, particularly in urban contexts. Starting from an interdisciplinary perspective, I have combined the geographical and historical analysis of socio-ecological systems with ethnographic, qualitative and quantitative techniques. My main research interests are urban climate and water governance, vulnerability and adaptation to hydro-climatic risks, environmental history and just eco-social transitions.

Since 2017, I have been part of the Urban Transformation and Global Change Laboratory (TURBA Lab) of the UOC, where I have worked as a Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher and as a teacher in the Master of Cities and Urbanism. In March 2022 I joined the Urban Sustainability team of the IERMB, focusing on the lines of climate change and the urban water cycle.

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PhD in Environmental Sciences
Mireia SENDER MARTÍ

Mireia SENDER MARTÍ
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Mireia SENDER MARTÍ

Architect licensed by the Escola Técnica Superior d’Arquitectura del Vallès, UPC (2018, graduated with honours). Postgraduate in Housing Policies from the Sert School, COAC (2020), Social and Urban Research Techniques Course (2019) and Metropolis Master in Urban and Metropolitan Studies (2022, graduated with honours) from the IERMB, UAB

Expert in housing policies and metropolitan dynamics in the field of social sciences, I have developed in the public sector –Urban Planning Department, AMB– and the private sector –Cooperativa d’Arquitectura Arqbag–, I have collaborated in various exhibitions and dialogue tables between local bodies and citizens in the field of architecture and territorial planning and I have done academic stays in Rome.

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Architect
Tarik SERRANO TOVAR

Tarik SERRANO TOVAR
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Tarik SERRANO TOVAR

PhD in Environmental Sciences, MsC in Ecological Economics and currently research technician in the area of Ecology and Territory at the IERMB. His research topics have focused in the development of analytical methods using the Multi-Scale Integrated Analisis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism (MuSIASEM). Specifically, Tarik worked on the analysis of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, especially applied to rural systems, and incorporating Geographic Information System (GIS) tools. Tarik worked in projects studying different countries like India, Lao, Guatemala, USA, Ecuador and diverse European countries.

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Environmentalist
Cristina SOBRINO GARCÉS

Cristina SOBRINO GARCÉS
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Cristina SOBRINO GARCÉS

PhD in Criminology from the UPF (2017). Master in Criminology and Criminal Enforcement (2012). Diploma in Higher Studies Specialized in Theory and Methodology of Social Sciences from the UAB (2008) and Degree in Sociology from the UAB (2004). She is a member of the research group in Criminology and the Penal System at the UPF and has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the UPF since the 2009-2010 academic year and in the Department of Criminal Law at the UDG since the academic year 2012-2013.

He has carried out much of his research in both national and international projects in the field of social exclusion for the public administration and for different Third Sector entities. His lines of research are: prevention, urban security, social exclusion, gender and gender-based violence.

Joins the coexistence and urban security team.

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Sociologist
Gemma SOLÉ MASSÓ

Gemma SOLÉ MASSÓ
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Gemma Solé Massó

Degree in Geography (2003) from the UAB and Master in Mobility Planning and Management (2009) from the UPC and UPF. In 2021 I studied the first edition of the Postgraduate in Urbanism and Health: Urban Planning as a Health Tool for the UPC.

I have worked in the field of urban mobility since 2004 in different sectors: university research group, research center linked to public administration and private consultancy. My tasks have focused on the development of mobility, accessibility and territory studies from a social and environmental sustainability perspective, as well as the management and analysis of mobility surveys, including the Survey of Mobility in Dia Feiner (EMEF) since the 2019 edition. My professional relationship with the IERMB dates back to 2005.

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Geographer
Elisabet Ana STINUS BRU DE SALA

Elisabet Ana STINUS BRU DE SALA
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Elisa STINUS BRU DE SALA

Coordinator of the 2021-2030 Children’s Plan and the 0-17 BCN Observatory of the Institut Infància i Adolescence de Barcelona (IIAB-IERMB) from 2021. She has a PhD in public policies and social transformation with a thesis on policies of reconciliation of family and work time (UAB, international internship at the University of Oslo), Master’s in public management (UAB-UB-UPF), Master’s in social and community policies (UAB) and Bachelor’s degree in public policies (UAB, internship at Paris City Hall). She has experience as a consultant since 2004 in the analysis, design, participation and dynamism of public policies, especially in the areas of childhood, time use, education, care and gender equality.

Twitter: @elisastinus / Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/elisastinus

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Political scientist
Andreu TERMES LÓPEZ

Andreu TERMES LÓPEZ
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Andreu TERMES LÓPEZ

Andreu Termes is a post-doctoral fellow at the Barcelona Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies (IERMB) and, also, a member of the GEPS (Globalization, Education and Social Policies) and GIPE research groups (Interdisciplinary Group on Education Policies) since 2012. His main interest deals with privatization of education and accountability policies, political economy of educational reforms, and segregation and social closure processes.

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Sociologist
Alexandra Emanuela TUDOSA

Alexandra Emanuela TUDOSA
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Graduated in Management and Public Administration from the University of Barcelona (2018).

My professional career has always been linked to the field of management and public administration, in various institutions such as the Diputació de Barcelona or AMB Information and Services.

I am currently an administrative technician at the Barcelona Metropolitan Housing Observatory and the Barcelona Institute of Childhood and Adolescence, two units within the IERMB consortium.

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Administration technique
Marc VILA RECIO

Marc VILA RECIO
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Marc Villa Recio

Degree in Geography from the University of Barcelona (2000) and Master in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems from the Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya and the Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (2001).

I have worked in the field of private consultancy and also in public companies. My field of professional action is focused on mobility, geoinformation, cartography and GIS technologies applied to projects. I have also worked in the areas of urban, territorial and environmental planning, in logistics and transport and in the planning of sectors of economic activity.

Since April 2022 I have been part of the team of the Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies of Barcelona as a researcher in the area of ​​mobility, although I had already worked at the Institute in previous stages

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Geographer
Jaime VILA TRAVER

Jaime VILA TRAVER
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Jaime Vila Traver

Technical Forestry Engineer (UPV), degree in Environmental Sciences (UPV) and master’s in Agroecology (UCO) and doctorate in Environmental History (UPO).
Particularly interested in the modeling of complex, historical and future scenarios, with geographic information systems and long-term time series, which serve to guide the agroecological transition and the public policies that promote it.
Since January 2021 I have been part of the Area of ​​Ecology and Territory and work in different lines of research and projects, related to climate change, changes in the use of the sun, integrated socio-ecological analyses, the monitoring of metropolitan biodiversity and the improvement of urban forests.

 

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Forest technical engineer
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