Miguel Fernández Maroto (Valladolid, 1988) is Architect (2012) and Master of Research in Architecture (2014, Premio Extraordinario Fin de Máster) from the University of Valladolid, where he is currently assistant lecturer and PhD student and researcher in the Departamento de Urbanismo y Representación de la Arquitectura. His project of PhD thesis, supervised by professor Juan Luis de las Rivas, focuses on the study of recent Spanish urban planning through the case of Valladolid.
As assistant lecturer in the section of Urban and Regional Planning, he participates in courses of the Bachelor of Architecture and the Master in Research and Innovation in Architecture of the School of Architecture of Valladolid, mainly in “Planeamiento Urbano y Proyecto de Ciudad”. He is also member of the Instituto Universitario de Urbanística (IUU) of the University of Valladolid, where he has taken part in various research activities.
He has published in journals such as EGA-Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica (Vol. 22-nº31, 2017), Ciudad y Territorio: Estudios Territoriales (Vol. L-nº196, 2018; Vol. XLIX-nº191, 2017), Bitácora Urbano Territorial (Vol. 26-nº1, 2016), Proyecto, Progreso, Arquitectura (nº14, 2016) and Ciudades (nº20, 2017; nº18, 2015), and has participated in international conferences such as “54th ISOCARP Congress” (2018), “Young urban(H)IST Conference” (2018), “9th EURAU Congress” (2018), “24th ISUF Conference” (2017), “Inventer le Grand Paris: regards croisés sur les métropoles des années 1970 à l’an 2000” (2016) and “17th IPHS Conference” (2016).
He has coordinated the participation of the IUU in the European Research Project INTENSSS-PA (A systematic approach for inspiring and training energy-spatial-socioeconomic sustainability to public authorities), within the framework of the Horizon 2020 program, which included 17 partners from 7 European countries and whose objective consisted of pursuing a better integration between energy and spatial planning. He has also taken part in works such as the study on strategies for the promotion of a new model of housing policy in Castilla y León (2017), the study of the application of urban planning criteria of small municipalities of Castilla y León (2016), the analysis of management principles and planning instruments for the protection of traditional architecture of rural municipalities in Spain (2016), the development of the Strategy for Urban Regeneration in Castilla y León (2014-15) and the collaboration in the Revision of the General Urban Plan of Valladolid (2012-14).
In addition, he has participated as lecturer in some events organized by the IUU, such as the seminar UVa-ULE “El conjunto histórico de Grajal de Campos: de la caracterización patrimonial a la intervención”, the “Séminaire bilateral París-Valladolid” with the LABEX Futurs Urbains (2016 and 2017), the international seminar “Patrimonios urbanos, diagnósticos históricos y futuros del pasado” (2016), the “I Rencontre d’études” with the Institut d’Urbanisme de Paris (2015) and the seminar “Hacia una historia del urbanismo europeo del siglo XX” (2014), and he has been coordinator of the seminar “Hacia la ciudad resiliente. La planificación urbana entre innovación e incertidumbre: experiencias en Italia y España” (2015).
In 2018 he was visiting scholar at the Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani in Politecnico di Milano, supervised by professor Bertrando Bonfantini.