Architect holding a PhD in Urbanism and a postdoc in Sustainable Management of Cultural Landscapes.
Scientific researcher at the Technische Universität München and coordinator of the Doctoral and Master's Programmes on Land Management and Geospatial Science. Project Manager of ADLAND "Advancing Collaborative Research in Responsible and Smart Land Management in and for Africa", a consortium of 6 partner universities in collaboration with NELGA (Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa) and financed by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit).
Co-convener of the Sustainability team of Our World Heritage Foundation. Founder member of the research groups inLAB: Territory and Urban Artefact in Germany and Mexico and Ginna Kanda in Spain, and lecturer in UNESCO Chair FLACAM (Foro Latinoamericano de Ciencias Ambientales, Argentina).
Leads research projects that use urban planning and land management tools to generate intervention strategies, in which the natural and built environments are as important as built and intangible heritage, hence the local culture acts as a catalyst for development.