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Francesc Muñoz

Urbanist and professor

Professor of Urban Geography at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and director of the university’s Urban Planning Observatory. A specialist in urban structuring and planning and design of territorial strategies, he has participated as an expert adviser in Council of Europe missions in this field and has been the director of the Cerdà Postmetropolis International Congress. He has also been a guest lecturer at universities in other countries, for example France, Italy and the United Kingdom. He has studied the present-day transformation of urban and metropolitan landscapes and has published texts in France, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia and the United Kingdom. Director of the book collection Paraula i Paisatge (Word and Landscape, Àmbit editors), we can find amongst his recent work urBANALización: paisajes comunes, lugares globales (UrBAN(AL)isation: Common Landscapes, Global Places) Gustavo Gili, 2008 and Estratègies vers la ciutat de baixa densitat: de la contenció a la gestió (Strategies for the Low-Density City: From Containment to Management) Diputació de Barcelona, 2011).

Update: 2 July 2020



Has participated in

Cities and the Anthropocene

Conversation with Suzanne Hall and Nigel Thrift

Cities in the 21st Century

Meeting with Francesco Indovina - 'Cities in the 21st Century' book launch

The Street and the Home. Readings to Inhabit the City

Justice and Equality

Lecture by Saskia Sassen

"Modern Ruins, a Topography of Lucre", by Julia Schulz-Dornburg

Book presentation

Global Tourism, Souvenir Cities

"The Pleasure of the City", by Xavier Monteys

Book presentation

Seminar 4 RECYCLING. The Future of Industrial Landscapes

Sant Adrià de Besòs

Seminar 3. EXTENSIONS. The New City

El Prat de Llobregat

Round table: “The City to Come: Futures in Question”

To mark the presentation of the catalogue of the exhibition “Local, local!”

Seminar 2. LANDSCAPES. Integration of Urban Surroundings

Auditorium of Biblioteca Vapor Badia (Sabadell)


The Recovery of the City

Targeted Publics:

Arts and Technologies of the Security City

Barcelona, Metacity

Take away Landscapes - 2008

Lectures in the master's degree course "Landscape Intervention and Management"

Barcelona – Krakow

Changing Visions – Visions of Change

Barcelona’s New City Walls

Take away cultures

Urban traumas

Cities and disasters

(In)visibles cities

Spaces of risk, spaces of citizenship

Local, local!

The city to come