Jordi Honey-Rosés is the lead researcher of City Lab Barcelona at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB). He is an environmental planner by training, specialized in urban impact evaluation. He has published widely on urban experiments and impact evaluation in leading international scientific journals and his teaching has been recognized with the prestigious University Killam Teaching Award from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Prior to joining ICTA-UAB, he was Associate Professor with tenure at the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia (2013-2021). He holds the appointment of Honorary Research Associate at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) at UBC. He has university degrees in Political Economy (BA) and History (BA) from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master in Public Policy (MPP) from the Harvard Kennedy School. He earned his PhD in Regional Planning from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
Prof. Boualem Benatallah is a full professor of computing at Dublin City University (DCU, Ireland) since Jan 2022. He is fellow of the IEEE. His main research interests are developing fundamental concepts and techniques in service Web services middleware, business process automation, quality control in crowd sourcing services, automated and crowdsourced training data curation, intelligent and AI-augmented services, conversational cognitive services, context aware and compositional task-oriented conversational services. He has published more than 300 refereed papers including more than 90 journal papers. He is a member of the steering committee of BPM (Business Process Management) and ICSOC (Int. Conference on Service Oriented Computing) conferences. He is member of Executive Committee of IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Business Informatics and Systems. He has built a strong set of international relationships with leading researchers and practitioners in his field, and multiple productive collaborations with internal universities, industry and government organizations.
Kirsi Pauliina Kallio is professor of environmental pedagogy and education at Tampere University. Her research interests form around the human subject as a constantly developing political being with capacities to act, and relational political space that actualizes contextually in the form of communities and societies with various scalar dimensions. Her current interdisciplinary work focuses on refugeeness (as an experienced condition), humanitarian border (as a topological constellation), relational age (from the perspective of youthful political agency and intersubjective spatial socialization) and lived citizenship (in the city-regional scale and as environmental agency). Kirsi is also actively involved in development projects where the perspective of Positive Recognition, based on co-creative research, is put into practice and further developed in different professional contexts. She leads the Spatial Socialization and Environmental Citizenship Research Collective (SPECS) and is part of the Space and Political Agency Research Group (SPARG).
I am Professor or Regional Studies and lead the Space and Political Agency Research Group (SPARG). I am also the PI for Tampere University part of the Centre of Excellence in Research on the Relational and Territorial Politics of Bordering, Identities and Transnationalization (RELATE) funded by the Academy of Finland, and the vice director of the New Social Research (NSR) profiling programme in Tampere University. My research lies at the intersection of political geography and global and transnational sociology, with focus on the study of political subjectivity, political agency, forced migration and transnationalization. I am particularly interested in the political agency of people in vulnerable positions. I have also studied discourses and practices of territoriality, borders and national identities, urban planning and civic participation, and the methodology of human geography.
Professor Theo Lynn is (Full) Professor of Digital Business at DCU Business School. Professor Lynn specializes in the role of digital technologies in transforming business and society. His main teaching areas are strategy and digital marketing. He has been published widely including JASIST, the European Journal of Marketing, Information, Communications and Society, Computers and Human Behavior, New Media & Society, the Journal of Distributed and Parallel Computing, the International Journal of Advertising, European Planning Studies and others. He is the Series Editor on the Palgrave Studies in Digital Business & Enabling Technologies. He is a regular speaker at both academic and industry conferences.
Dr. Johannes Flacke has over 20 years of theoretical and practical experience in urban and regional planning in the global north and south and the development and use of geo-information and planning support systems. Fields of application have been urban land use planning, informal settlements, health and environmental inequalities, sustainable land management, climate change adaptation, hazard and risk management, and poverty alleviation and targeting. His research focuses on the transformation of urban areas into sustainable and resilient places for all. Main research interests are currently informed spatial decision making for urban planning in the global south, climate change adaptation planning at the local level, the application of collaborative spatial decision support systems in urban planning and micro-level modelling of urban dynamics.
Mark Brussel has a background in Civil Engineering (Delft University of Technology). He has over 25 years experience in the planning and engineering of urban infrastructure, with a focus on developing countries. In the last 20 years he has specialised in the application of Geographic Information Science in urban infrastructure systems. He has developed specific expertise on spatial analytical methods to deal with questions of equitable and sustainable infrastructure provision in urban areas. Such questions deal with issues of spatial variation, spatial interaction, network design and performance, resource allocation and asset management. In support of this work, he has developed expertise in GIS data models and analytical routines for planning and operation & maintenance of infrastructure networks. His current research interests are in spatial and social equity of infrastructure systems, spatial decision support in infrastructure planning, land use transport integration, risk in infrastructure systems and sustainable transport (public transport and cycling in particular).
Gemma Simón i Mas is a PhD student at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), and a founding member of City Lab Barcelona. Her research is on urban cycling among children and youth and in particular their perceptions and experiences. As an urban cycling activist, she has led workshops and training events on cycling issues, and taken a leadership role as the Equity Coordinator for ConBici, a national cycling group in Spain. She has worked as a cycling instructor with the method 1Bici+ developed by Factoría de Ciclistas and has worked at the cycling cooperative Biciclot sccl (2018-2021). She has also worked with the Urban Ecology Agency of the City of Barcelona on the implementation of the Superblocks (Superilles) program. Her undergraduate degree is in Environmental Science from the University of Valencia and she holds a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies on Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability from ICTA-UAB.
Paulo Batista is a junior researcher at the University of Aveiro, where he is developing a research path through the fields that support the building of spatial planning decision support tools. With an initial graduate background in Urban and Regional Planning, he obtained his PhD in E-Planning, from the University of Aveiro. Moreover, he was finished a posgraduation in Data Analytics at Faculty of Economics - University of Porto.
I am a Master of Administrative Sciences with a special interest in human geography, regional science and environmental policy. As a researcher, I am particularly interested in urban planning, participation, agency and citizen science, and the concepts of space and place
Researching bots, stigma, and the spread and influence of disinformation within online subcultures, specifically vaccination deniers on social media platforms such as Twitter. Communication & dissemination manager for EU-funded projects RINNO and MARGISTAR and Research Fellow at the Irish Institute of Digital Business and Safefood.
I'm researching the application of machine learning algorithms in several fields, such as text classification and time series prediction. My PhD research focuses on the development of a solution for automatic placement of Service Function Chain in distributed scenarios of virtualized networks, using machine learning algorithms.
Lorena Velázquez is the communication an community manager for BiciZen; a citizen science project that aims to learn about urban mobility and to make city regions more bikeable. Her work focuses on promoting the platform among the cycling community of Barcelona and other urban regions of Europe.
She holds a bachelor´s degree in Communication Sciences from the Universidad Latina de América (UNLA) in Morelia, México. She is a graduated student in the Travel Journalism Master, at the Unversitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), where she engaged with a large group of professional travel journalists from Spain and Latin America; having the chance to create her own project called “Voces de Núremberg” (Nuremberg´s Voices), a four chapters documentary that explores the history and culture of this German city.
Her professional career covers the areas of communication, broadcasting and production. She has worked in several radio stations in her hometown, reaching big audiences, and now she faces a new challenge by becoming part of the City Lab team as the Communication intern.
Luca Liebscht is an graduate degree student in Smart and Sustainable Cities at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He is currently studying a master on geographical information systems at the UAB. As the Bike Parking Intern at City Lab Barcelona, he assists in the development of a citizen science platform to share data on on-street bicycle parking in cities. Previously, he participated in a citizen science initiative coordinated by TRANSFORM, to develop a waste pilot for the municipality of Mollet. He is interested in geospatial analysis, website and application development, city planning, database management and citizen science. He manages the back-end of the app and the website, and also works on importing and exporting data from and to BiciZen.