Marc Parés is Professor of Geography at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB Geography Department) and researcher at the Institute for Government and Public Policies (IGOP). From 2014 to 2016 he got a EU Marie Curie Fellowship, being visiting scholar at the New York University (Wagner School of Public Service) and the KU Leuven (Planning & Development). He has also been postdoctoral researcher at the University of Manchester (School of Environment, Education & Development) and visiting scholar at the University of Sussex (Geography Department). His research has been focused on the fields of Urban Governance, Citizen Participation, Urban Political Ecology, Environmental Management and Social Innovation.

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Last Projects:

  • Yes We Rent! (LLOGUEM!)
  • Commons co-production and territorial development in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (Report)
  • Housing coproduction and participatory management: social initiatives, community capacities and public policies (COPHAB)
  • Local Resilience Capacity Building for Flood Mitigation (CAPFLO Practical Guidelines)
  • Social Innovation against the Crisis: how leadership practices and civic capacity improve neighbourhood development (SOCRISIS Book)
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Academic career:

uab2Autonomous University of Barcelona. Geography Department & IGOP. Lecturer and Researcher (2015-2017 and 2009-2014) / PhD Student (2002-2006)

nyuMarie Curie Researcher. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University (2014-2015)


Visiting Scholar at the Planning & Development Unit, KU Leuven (May – August 2016)

manchester2Postdoc Researcher at the School of Environment, Education & Development, University of Manchester  (2007-2009)

sussexVisiting PhD Student at the Geography Department, University of Sussex (September – December 2003)

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