Authors

Mark Boyle

Boyle Mark

Mark Boyle is a Scottish trained human geographer (BSc Geography University of Glasgow in 1988 and PhD in Geography University of Edinburgh 1992) who worked from 2003 to 2007 at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow as Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Geography and from 2007 as Professor/Chair of Geography at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. From Aug 2007 to Aug 2012 he served as Head of the large and lively Department of Geography at Maynooth and from 2013 to 2016 as Director of the interdisciplinary National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analyses (NIRSA) at Maynooth. With Caroline Creamer he serves as NUP for Ireland. From January 1st 2018 he will be Director of the Heseltine Institute for public Policy, Place and Practice at the University of Liverpool and Chair in Urban Studies.

Tatjana Marn

Marn Tatjana

Rebeca Pérez López

Pérez López Rebeca
Councilmember and Municipal Spokesperson Murcia City Hall

Rebeca Pérez is the youngest councilmember currently holding office in Murcia, she grew up in “el Esparragal” a town belonging to Murcia Municipality. And although she has worked in the private sector for many years, she has always had a special connection to her town and politics through her father, ex-president of the local town council, and through her efforts while belonging to youth-associations, organising, debating and committing in a hands-on approach to improve her town and its activities. As a councilwoman of Murcia City Hall she holds the portfolios of Youth and Development Cooperation, as well as being the official spokesperson for the Municipal Government.

Maike Schmoch

Schmoch Maike

Maike joined the URBACT-Team in June 2017 as a Communication and Event-Intern and was very involved in the organisation of the URBACT City Festival 2017 in Tallinn. The internship is part of her Masters of International Development Studies in Wageningen (NL). Her interest lays in sustainable urban development in Europe, with a focus on urban agriculture. Before her masters, she worked as a campaign assistant in an environment and human rights organisation in her home country Germany and did her Bachelor in Cultural Anthropology in Frankfurt (DE).

Aldo Vargas

Vargas Aldo

Aldo Vargas Tetmajer is the coordinator of the Polish URBACT National Dissemination point. He is an Architect and Urban Planner by profession, working at the Association of Polish Cities. For many years he has worked at the Institute of Urban Development of Krakow, where he participated in many European projects (Framework programmes, Interreg) dedicated to Urban issues. His passion is exploring the evolution of urban systems and the history of world civilizations. In this field, he is a lecturer at the Department of Comparative Study of Civilizations at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow. He is also a passionate traveler and has visited almost all the continents. In addition to traveling, is also active in the field of culture.

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