Oriol Nel·lo

Professor of Urban Geography at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He holds a PhD from UAB and a Masters Degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University. He was director of the Barcelona Institute for Metropolitan Studies, a member of the Catalan Parliament, and Secretary for Territorial Planning of the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia. He is also a member of the Institute of Catalan Studies. Notable among his published works are Ciutat de ciutats. Reflexions sobre el procés d’urbanització a Catalunya (City of Cities: Reflections on the Urbanisation Process in Catalonia, 2001); Aquí, no! Els conflictes territorials a Catalunya (Not Here! Territorial Conflicts in Catalonia, 2003); La Llei de Barris. Una aposta col·lectiva per a la cohesió social (The Neighbourhood Law: A Collective Commitment to Social Cohesion, 2009) and Ordenar el territorio. La experiencia de Barcelona y Cataluña (Land Use Planning: The Experience of Barcelona and Catalonia, València, Tirant lo Blanch, 2012), an analysis of territorial policy applied to Catalonia between 2003 and 2010.

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