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Pablo Sendra

An architect by training, Pablo Sendra combines teaching and research with the professional practice of urban design. He is currently a professor of Planning and Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College of London. He has also taught classes at Cambridge University. His academic work has focused on researching the possibilities of regenerating marginal urban areas that have become obsolete. He is co-founder of the urban design studio Lugardero, which has developed innovative projects for spaces such as the London neighbourhood of Wimbledon, and he has collaborated on various exhibitions and architectural publications. He is also co-founder of “Civicwise”, a network that promotes collaborative urbanism, and throughout his career he has participated in various communities and activist groups that engage in projects centred on interventions and actions in public space. He is co-author of the books Community-Led Regeneration A Toolkit for Residents and Planners (UCL Press, 2020), written together with Daniel Fitzpatrick, and Designing Disorder: Experiments and Disruptions in the City (published in Spanish as Diseñar el desorden by Alianza editorial, 2021), an essay co-written with the prestigious sociologist Richard Sennett, which presents urban design proposals to create cities that coexist with the disruption and diversity that they contain.

Update: 12 July 2021

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