Miguel Fernández Maroto (Valladolid, 1988) is Architect (2012), Master of Research in Architecture (2014, Premio Extraordinario) and PhD in Architecture (2019, Mención Internacional) from the University of Valladolid, where he is currently Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, in the Department of Urban Planning and Representation of Architecture. His work focuses on spatial planning techniques and tools, taking into account both its recent history and current lines of innovation.
He conducts his research as a member of the Instituto Universitario de Urbanística (IUU) of the University of Valladolid and of its Research Group “Urban and Regional Planning” (IUU_Lab), and he is the academic secretary of both the IUU and its journal, Ciudades. As a professor in the section of Urban and Regional Planning, he teaches in courses of the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture and the Master of Research and Innovation in Architecture. He is a member of the Teaching Innovation Group “Patrimonios Urbanos”, which was awarded with the Premio Consejo Social de Innovación Educativa in 2017.
He has got published in journals such as Journal of Urban History, Planning Perspectives, Ciudad y Territorio: Estudios Territoriales, EGA-Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica, Bitácora Urbano Territorial, Proyecto, Progreso, Arquitectura and Ciudades, and he has participated in international conferences such as “Second urbanHIST Conference” (2019), “Récits de ville. Usages de l’histoire et changement urbain” (2019), “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 is currently leading the project “Applied development of the NIM-MIUB tool for the evaluation of urban regeneration actions through a pilot study in the Entrevías neighbourhoods (León)”, funded by the University of Valladolid, and participates or has participated in projects funded by the European Horizon 2020 programme (2ISECAP, INTENSSS-PA) and by the Spanish State Plan (PER-START, PUH-RePlan). He has also taken part in other IUU works such as the drafting of the Guidelines for the adaptation and promotion of the Spanish Urban Agenda in Castilla y León in a context of recovery and resilience (JCyL, 2021), the elaboration of the base document of the Strategy for the Energy Transition in the cities of Castilla y León (JCyL, 2020), the design and proposal of an R+D+i development tool for the Urban Regeneration Strategy of Castilla y León (JCyL, 2018), the study on strategies for the promotion of a new model of housing policy in Castilla y León (CESCyL, 2017), the study of the application of urban planning criteria of small municipalities of Castilla y León (JCyL, 2016) and the analysis of management principles and planning instruments for the protection of traditional architecture of rural municipalities in Spain (Ministry of Culture, 2016).
In 2018 he was visiting scholar for three months at the Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani (DAStU) in Politecnico di Milano, supervised by professor Bertrando Bonfantini. He is a member of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), the International Planning History Society (IPHS) and the International Seminar on Urban Form – hispanic (ISUF-H).