HABITAT III. TOWARDS A NEW URBAN AGENDA: THE GLOBAL URBAN CHALLENGES FOR URBAN DESIGN & PLANNING
Jose María Ezquiaga, Professor of Urban Planning at the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Dean of the Official College of Architects of Madrid (COAM).
From the very beginning of his professional career, his work has been linked to the city and to Urban Planning. During recent years, both his academic and his professional interest have been focused on theoretical research and practical integration in projects of the different scales, the geographical and the social, that make up the territory and ultimately, the city. His projects have been the means for experimenting and researching in what refers to the process of creation of the contemporary landscape.
Awards: “European Urban and Regional Planning Award” granted by the European Council of Spatial Planners, ECTP-CEU, 2012. “Premio Nacional de Urbanismo 2005” (National Award for Urbanism 2005). “Premio de la XII Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2013” (Award at the Spanish Biennial on Architecture BEAU 2013).“Premio de Investigación” de la Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2012 (Research Award at the IberoAmerican Biennial on Town Planning and Architecture BIAU 2012), among others…
Tenured Professor in the Urbanism Department at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid since 1995.
He’s been a Guest Lecturer at the Universities of: Technical University of Torino, Rome (La Sapienza), “Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia” (University Institute of Architecture in Venice), TU Delft, Dortmund, Oxford Brooks, Oporto, Lisbon, Tongji of Shanghai, Rochester Institute of Technology in Dubai, UNAM Mexico, Brasilia, “Nacional de Colombia” (National in Colombia) Bogotá and Medellin among others…
He’s published more than one hundred and fifty essays and research studies in books and specialized magazines in the United States, Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, Holland, Switzerland, Spain and Latin America.
The professional experience in Spain: Menorca Island Land-use Plan 2005, Strategic Project for Madrid’s City Centre, Basis for the Regional Plan and Spatial Strategy for Madrid (Madrid City Council Urbanism Award 1995, among others…