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Hello.

Officially I’m an economist, consultant, expert in sustainable, integrated urban development and city to city cooperation.

Actually, I'm a connector.

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I help

cities and their key stakeholders to identify (connect with) what they do well, (we all have something we are very good at, but not all of us are aware, people or cities).

I tweak it

to transform it into a good practice and link (connect) it with national and international strategic frameworks.

I position it

as a benchmark and a success story to transfer and capitalise, putting it on the map to facilitate access to European funds.

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How.

With a network of contacts (connections) at all levels that I have been developing over almost 20 years with an important premise: "Workation", working while having fun (in my personal interpretation of the term). If we collaborate enjoying ourselves, problems are solved with creativity, the results have a stronger impact and we will surely return home happier.

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So...

if you're looking for a traditional jacket and tie consultant, this is definitely not your place.
If you prefer something more personalised, a breath of fresh air, see you on a terrace in the sun...

... we’ll find them even in Brussels!!

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“Capitalising” on the philosophy of Groucho Marx, I will tell you some of the work that we have enjoyed the most… but if you don't like them,

I have many more!

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Integrated approach to the urban transformation of the city of Malaga

Working at the Urban Environment Observatory in the European Programmes Departments, I managed for 13 years a portfolio of projects of approximately € 50M. These projects transformed the historic city center between 2004-2017, including areas such as Soho or Pozos Dulces under urban agendas for sustainable and integrated urban development

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Collaboration with the European Commission - DG Regio

To support Spanish cities that develop Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development Strategies (EDUSI 2014-2020) and contrast the lessons learned with cities in Italy and Portugal through the Urban Development Network (UDN)

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I help cities

To find their guiding principles for the city strategy, identifying key projects that are part of their Urban Agenda, positioning them internationally as leaders in sustainability while facilitating their access to European funds.

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International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IUC-2016-2020) and (IURC- 2020-2023)

Where European cities exchange urban experiences with cities around the world. I developed the programme's working methodology for action planning, led the cooperation with Latin America and, currently from the Brussel’s office, I lead the coordination of the programme for the European Commission (Service for Foreign Policy Instrument  and DG Regio). More info about (IURC- 2020-2023)

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I help the Spanish DG of European Funds

Of the Ministry of Finance to lead the governance in the Mediterranean together with the rest of member states through the PANORAMED project of Interreg Med. I am a SUPERFAN of the Mediterranean!

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Coordination of the CAT Med project and network

On Sustainable and Integrated Urban Models including more than 30 Mediterranean cities and mayors, to recover and transfer the classic urban model of the city of proximity, compact in its building volume and complex in the diversity of uses and functions. What they now call a 15-minute vision, was already developed in the Mediterranean centuries ago!  And its capitalisation through the URBAN EMPATHY project.

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Spreading the word!

And everything that we do together, they invite me to speak about it, facilitate workshops and discussions and moderate events in different parts of the world such as Habitat III Quito, Medellin World Urban Forum, Committee of the Regions, European Parliament, European Commission (DG Regio), IDB Washington, Spanish Ministry of Finance, annual events of European programmes, forums, etc.

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And on this route here and there ...
I have accompanied on the way:

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Ministerio de Hacienda Pública de España
Instituto Valenciano de la Edificación
Observatorio de Medio Ambiente Urbano
Ayuntamiento de Málaga
Consorcio Provincial de Residuos Sólidos Urbanos
Ayuntamiento de Adra
Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Ayuntamiento de Murcia
Acciona Ingeniería
Ciedes Foundation
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European Commission
The Urban Development Network
Interreg Mediterranean - PANORAMED
GIZ
European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation
Ramboll
Kolping Bildung
Eurocities
Inter-American Development Bank