Miriam García García
PhD in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planner, founder and Director of LAND LAB, Landscape Laboratory S.L., office based in Barcelona. I collaborate from the studio in different projects aimed at the promotion and development of spatial planning, landscape, urban design and its adaptation to climate change. Many of these works have national and international recognition such as the Prize of the XII Biennial of Spanish Architecture and Urbanism or Good Practice 2012 of the Un-Habitat Committee. In addition to this professional experience, I worked in the public administration of the Government of Cantabria, heading the Directorate General for Urban and Regional Planning, at the beginning of my professional career (2003-2007).
I combine professional practice with research and teaching on both sides of the Atlantic. I have been a researcher, guest professor and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard (US), Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and Universidad de los Andes (CO); Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (DO), the University of Rome La Spienza and the Politecnico di Milano (IT); and the University of Cyprus (UCY), the Master of Landscape Architecture at the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya (CAT), as well as in several Spanish universities. I have directed the Landscape Architecture Degree at the Camilo José Cela University in Madrid. I am currently a professor in the Master's Degree in Landscape Design at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (CO), in the Master's Degree in Urbanism and Territorial Studies at the Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública de Madrid (ES) and in the Department of Urbanism and Territorial Planning at the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya (CAT). I am also a member of the BINOCULAR research group at the Centre for Art and Nature of the Beulas Foundation (CDAN), Huesca.
My research and professional practice are linked to landscape and ecology as motors of change for plans and projects at multiple scales. In this sense, many of the studies and projects focus on the resilience of coastal, urban, or metropolitan environments to the effects of climate change. My doctoral thesis: Towards the synthetic metamorphosis of the coast. Designing Resilient Landscapes (2017) has been awarded the Extraordinary Doctoral Thesis Prize of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (academic year 16/17), an Honorary Mention in the 2nd Manuel de Solà-Morales European Prize (2019), selected to form part of the Spanish pavilion at the 16th Architecture Biennale held in Venice in 2018, and the prize of the 12th edition of the Biennial Architecture Thesis Competition of the Arquia Foundation (2019). Author of numerous articles in national and international books and scientific journals. I collaborate in numerous research projects and socio-ecological activism, such as European Ideas Lab.
I am also a Member of the European Commission's Climate Neutral and Intelligent Cities Assembly and of the Scientific Committee of Europan Europe.
MA in Architecture by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. I achieved my degree in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Engineering in Zaragoza. Before that, I studied in Brussels during an Erasmus scholarship. Working in architecture and landscape architecture studios both national and internationally gave me the opportunity to focus on urban and landscape design at different scales.
Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Arts of the Piloto University of Colombia.
Master's degree in Landscape Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
Manuel Esteban Álvarez
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