Dr. Fernandez, Manu


Consultant

  • Bilbao, Spain
Human Scale City

Language skills

Spanish
Native or bilingual proficiency (I have a speaking proficiency equivalent to that of an educated native speaker)
English
Elementary proficiency (I have a basic understanding of the language)

Last updated: 2016/02/28

Personal

PhD from the UPV/EHU (2015) with a dissertation entitled "The smart city as socio-technical imaginary". 
Urban strategist, consultant, researcher and speaker, he is the founder of Human Scale City urban agency (www.humanscalecity.org).
He is also the author of Ciudades a Escala Humana blog (www.ciudadesaescalahumana.org). 
As a researcher and urban policy consultant for the last 15 years, he has always been involved in projects relating to local sustainability and urban economies. He is currently focused on three areas: adaptive urbanism strategies to activate vacant sites, the intersection of digital and social perspectives of bottom-up smart cities and, the link of social creativity and local economic development. 
Manu holds a master«s degree in sustainability management and is a graduate in Laws and Economics.