Lorenzo is a multidisciplinary researcher chairing the Urban Resilience Research Network (URNet) and lecturer in Barcelona at the International University of Catalonia (UIC). With a background in urban and regional planning, environmental policy and urban geography, his research and teaching activities critically address the governance and planning processes related to city resilience governance. Interested in the complex relationship between urban resilience and sustainability, he is particularly concerned about the nowadays normative application of resilience in cities, and the emergence of unaccounted trade-offs among social, environmental or spatial and temporal aspects of urban resilience. After having worked for the European Environment Agency (EEA) he developed case study research in Mexico, Bolivia, Morocco, Europe and Asia publishing more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, while supervising several PhD and master students from different universities. Involved in different International projects he is currently supporting with UN Habitat and other 11 international partners the creation of the Global Urban Research Institute (GURI) and the international program URNet City Resilience Education.

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