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.