Methodology and experts

Methodology and experts

USUDS is framed by a series of strategic documents and the participation of international experts.

The features of the Mediterranean region make necessary the adaptation of traditional elements of strategic urban planning to this specific context. With that aim, MedCities has developed, together with other organizations, a series of key documents to frame its actions which aim at being useful to the cities of the network.

Moreover, a selected group of international experts participate in the project by assisting cities developing their CDS and contribute to the successful development of their initiatives on this domain. 

 

  • Towards a New Generation of Cities

    Guidebook for City Development Strategies in Southern Mediterranean Countries (CMI in cooperation with Caisse des Depots, World Bank and MedCités)

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  • Sustainable Urban Development Strategy

    The MedCities Approach

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  • Farouk Tebbal

    International Consultant of the City Development Strategy of Saida. His current position since January 2011 is chief at Shelter Branch in UN-HABITAT. Under this position he is in charge of the supervision and orientation of the normative activities related to the Global Campaign for Secure Tenure, including the Housing Rights Programme, the Global Land Tool Network, Access to Land for Women, Tenural Systems, etc. His major practices are slum upgrading policy and programmes, housing policy, housing finance, land use and infrastructure planning, construction practice and construction materials and reconstruction in post conflict societies. He has been part of the Algerian government from 1978 to 1993 in the fields of Housing, Equipment, and Urban Planning. As an independent consultant, he has completed assignments for the World Bank including studies of Algerian private sector and housing sector policy (1994-1995), Algerian social safety net (1995), Moroccan social housing strategy (February 1998 to June 1998) and The Organizational assessment of the Palestinian Ministry of Housing structures (January to May 1999).

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  • Josep Acebillo

    International Consultant of the City Development Strategy of Larnaca.Graduate in Architecture and Art History at the "Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona" (ETSAB) in 1975, he is currently a Professor at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (AAM – USI) in Switzerland and Principal of Architectural Systems Office in Switzerland. From 1981 to 1987 he was Director of Urban Projects of the City of Barcelona, and from 1988 to 1994 he was the Technical Director of the Olympic Holding of the city of Barcelona. In 1993 he creates Barcelona Regional (BR), the Metropolitan Agency for the strategic development of urban projects and infrastructure of the city. In 1998 he becomes Commissioner of Infrastructures and Urban Planning of Barcelona and in 1999 he is promoted to Chief Architect of the city of Barcelona and becomes honorific member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). As an international expert in urban strategies, he is frequently called to assess other cities in their urban transformation. Recently he founded Barcelona Strategic Urban Systems (BcnSuS), an interdisciplinary consortium with technical experts from Barcelona Regional (BR) and other public and private agents.

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  • Josep Maria Pascual Esteve

    International Consultant of the City Development Strategy of Sousse.Graduate in Economics, he has a broad experience in territorial strategic management and public policies. Currently, he is director of "Estrategias de Calidad Urbana" (Urban Quality Strategies), he is also the president of "Fundación Ciudadanía y Buen Gobierno" (Citizenship and Good Government Foundation) and founder member and coordinator of "Movimiento Internacional África – América - Europa de Regiones y Ciudades" (AERYC, International America – Europe Movement of Regions and Cities). He has been coordinator of the Social Welfare Department at Barcelona's Town hall (1987 – 1988) and Technical Coordinator of the Strategic Plan of Barcelona's Town hall (1989 – 1992). Since then, he has worked in a wide range of issues related with Cities' Strategic Planning. He has managed and advised more than 100 cities and metropolitan areas of Europe, Latin America and Africa.

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  • Alfons Segura Urroz

    International Consultant of the USUDS Project. Graduate in Geography at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 1982. Actually he is a consultant in "Advanced Logistics Group" (www.alg-global.com), company where he is the Manager of the Department of Mobility and Territory. He worked at the Barcelona and Sevilla Town Hall and later he worked as a public management strategy consultant in companies as TUBSA, GFE and SOCINTEC. He has always been linked professionally to the territorial strategic planning processes, design and implementation of structuring projects and economical promotion public policies and promotion of innovation. In the field of urban strategies, he has worked on advisory teams from a number of experiences in cities and regions of Spain (Pamplona, Sabadell, Manresa), Latin America (Río de Janeiro, Bogotá, Cartagena de Indias), Magreb (Sfax, Tetuán) and Middle East (Tripoli).

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