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 member of the Instituto Universitario de Urbanística (IUU) of the University of Valladolid and of its Research Group “City and Regional Planning” (IUU_Lab), and he is academic secretary of both the IUU and its journal, Ciudades. As professor in the section of Urban and Regional Planning, he participates in courses of the Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Master of Research and Innovation in Architecture. He is member of the PID “Patrimonio(s) Urbano(s)”, which was awarded with the Premio Consejo Social de Innovación Educativa 2017.
He has 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 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, and he has curated the exhibition “Del plan al plano. 50 años de urbanismo en Valladolid 1969-2019”, organized by the IUU and the Municipal Archive of Valladolid (2019-2020). He has also taken part in other IUU works such as 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), the analysis of management principles and planning instruments for the protection of traditional architecture of rural municipalities in Spain (Ministry of Culture, 2016), the development of the Urban Regeneration Strategy in Castilla y León (JCyL, 2014-15) and the collaboration in the Revision of the General Urban Plan of Valladolid (City Council of Valladolid, 2012-14).
In 2018 he was visiting scholar at the Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani (DAStU) in Politecnico di Milano, supervised by professor Bertrando Bonfantini. He is member of the International Planning History Society (IPHS) and the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP).