Marc Parés is Professor of Geography at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB Geography Department) and head of the  Research Group on Urban Governance, Commons, Internet & Social innovation (URGOCIS) at the Institute for Government and Public Policies (IGOP). In April 2019, he became a Member of the Catalan Parliament and he is currently in leave of absence at the University.

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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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