Associated researchers and groups

Besides COMURES' own research team, the project counts with a large team of associated researchers and groups.

Sonia Arbaci

Sonia Arbaci is an associated professor of Spatial Planning at the Bartlett School of Planning of the University College London. He research areas are: Urban Studies, segregation, housing, regeneration, migration and ethnic studies.

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Teresa Martín Palomo

Teresa Martín Palomo is Professor at the University of Almería and is a member of the Centre for the Study of Migration and Intercultural Relations. Her fields of research are: gender, care, vulnerabilities, care policies, sustainability, epistemology and methodology of social sciences.

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Lucila Finkel

Lucila Finkel is a hired Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid and belongs to the research group CIBERSOMOSAGUAS. Her fields of research are the sociology of work and professions and the analysis of inequality, both from the point of view of job insecurity and higher education.

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Teresa Costa Pinto

Teresa Costa Pinto is an Associate Professor at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and is a member of the Centre for Socio-economic Change and Territory Studies Her fields of research are: Urban studies, ways of life and lifestyles, Territorial and social exclusion, Housing and housing policies, Urban quality of life, Residential mobility, Peri-urban areas, Urban sociology, housing and cities.

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Olga Salido Cortés

Olga Salido Cortés is a Senior Lecturer at the Complutense University of Madrid and belongs to the research group Employment, Gender and Social Cohesion. Her fields of research are: Study of gender inequalities in the labour market and the system of social stratification, Analysis of public policies aimed at women and their impact on the welfare balance in comparative perspective, Analysis of the relationship between the economic cycle, poverty and inequality.

Elisa Brey

Elisa Brey is an Associate Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid and is a member of the International Migration Studies Group. Her fields of research are urban sociology and migration sociology.

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Mercedes Di Virgilio

Mercedes Di Virgilio is a tenured Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and a CONICET Senior Researcher based at the Instituto de Investigaciones of the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Instituto Gino Germani. Her fields of research are: Urban social issues and urban and housing policy management.

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Monserrat Crespi Vallbona

Montserrat Crespi Vallbona is Associate Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona and is a member of the Grup de Recerca Consolidat en Empresa (Business and Management Research Group). Her fields of research are: Human Resources Management: motivation, satisfaction, shared values, and skills as well as cultural and creative tourism and its economic, social and cultural repercussions.

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Cristina López Villanueva

Cristina López Villanueva is Associate Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona and belongs to the research group Territory, Population and Citizenship (Universitat de Barcelona) (Universitat de Barcelona) Her fields of research are: Well-being and welfare, quality of life and social policies, Demography, households, ageing and life course, Family change and policies, Society, community and environment, Mobility and migrations and Residential dynamics, urban regeneration and housing policies.

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Fernando Gil Alonso

Fernando Gil Alonso is Associate Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona and belongs to the research group Territory, Population and Citizenship (Universitat de Barcelona). His fields of research are: Human Geography, Population Geography, Geographical Demography, Historical Demography, Population Characteristics, Population Growth, Internal Mobility and Migration, International Mobility and Migration, Fertility, Mortality.

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Jordi Bayona Carrasco

Jordi Bayona Carrasco is a lecturer at the Universitat de Barcelona and belongs to the research group Territory, Population and Citizenship (Universitat de Barcelona). His fields of research are: Mobility and international migration and Urban demography.

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Miguel Rubiales

Miguel Rubiales is Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona and is a member of the research group Territory, Population and Citizenship (Universitat de Barcelona). His fields of research are: Geography of elites, Gentrification, socio-spatial classes and the right to the city, Research techniques applied to urban planning and Methodology and tools for socio-spatial research.

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María Victoria Gómez García

María Victoria Gómez García is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences of the University Carlos III. Her fields of research are: Urban Studies, Sociology of Space, Family and Gender Studies and Historical Memory.

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Antonio Álvarez Benavides

Antonio Álvarez Benavides is Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. His research interests include new movements, the sociology of migration and sociological theory.

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Jesús Leal Maldonado

Jesús Leal Maldonado is Professor, and currently Honorary Professor, at the Complutense University of Madrid, and collaborates with ESNE. His fields of research are: urban sociology, urban social morphology, spatial segregation, and the analysis of residential behaviour and housing patterns.

Kristin Reichborn-Kjennerud

Kristin Reichborn-Kjennerud is researcher at Centre for Welfare and Labour Research of Oslo. Her fields of research are: evaluation, monitoring and accountability, governance in the public sector, urban development, democracy and organising for joint decision-making in urban regeneration processes.

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Claudia Ortiz

Claudia Ortiz is an associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Her fields of research are: Resilience, urban and metropolitan planning, urban morphology, emerging urban processes, well-being/quality of life indicators, mobility and decision-making tools.

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Roberta Kronka

Roberta Kronka is a professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo - FAUUSP. Her fields of research are: environmental comfort, working mainly on ergonomics, sustainability, environmental impact and performance.

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Stefano De Marco

Stefano De Marco is a lecturer at the University of Salamanca and is part of the research group Data Science and Soft Computing for Social Analytics and Decision AID. His research interests are the digital divide, digital inequality, political participation and the internet, the digital democratic divide and political disaffection.

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Carlos Echaves

Carlos Echaves is Associate Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid. His lines of research and publications deal with social vulnerability and stratification from the perspective of Urban Sociology.

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Montserrat Gibernau Berdún

Montserrat Guibernau Berdún es Doctora en sociología por la Universidad de Cambridge con una tesis doctoral dirigida por el profesor Anthony Giddens, profesora de distintas universidades inglesas, como la Open University o Queen Mary University, y, recientemente, colaboradora con el Departamento de Sociología de la Universidad de Cambridge, experta en espacios de pertenencia e identidades.

NGOs and Associations

The Club de debates urbanos (Urban Debates Club), is formally constituted as an Association of public utility as it aims to promote the welfare of the citizens of Madrid, the improvement of the city through the rational use of urban space, and citizen participation in any activity related to it, creating a genuine link of communication and collaboration between citizens and all those entities and agents involved in the process of growth, modification or preservation of Madrid's urban environment.

The Regional Federation of Neighborhood Associations of Madrid (Federación Regional de Asociaciones Vecinales de Madrid, FRAVM in spanish) is a non-profit organization that brings together the majority of neighborhood organizations in the region of Madrid, as well as other neighborhood collectives such as women's groups, cultural associations and community radio stations. Since its creation in 1977, the federation has been working to improve the living conditions of Madrid's inhabitants, through the promotion of democracy and citizen participation and the defense of public freedoms and basic rights such as the right to decent housing, public health care and education system of quality, and accessible and affordable public transportation.

Foundation el Puente (Fundación el Puente; which means bridge in spanish) promotes collaborative teaching, generating learning spaces from the everyday and the common. They believe that learning is not something subject to experts and that everyone is part of this process. El puente has functioned as a space for collaboration, where one can propose initiatives, generate community and serve as a place of reference to find people to learn with.

Provivienda is an association that works since 1989 to ensure that everyone enjoys the right to housing on equal terms and responds and advocates for residential needs, especially those of which who find themselves in the most difficult situations.

Associated companies

Traza Territorio is formed by a team who works on designing and promoting processes which are based on a critical analysis and transformation of the habitat, with a creative reinterpretation of territories and the city as starting point. Improvistos identifies opportunities and proposes strategies to link different agents and facilitate the design of innovative solutions with a social base. In collaboration with experts from various fields, the public administration, private entities and the civil society, they research intervention mechanisms for the reuse, recovery and enhancement of those processes of social production of the habitat.

Paisaje Transversal is a social enterprise formed by a team of professionals united by a passion for making cities on a human scale while respecting economic and environmental sustainability. Paisaje Transversal develops integrated urban planning and design projects, through which they seek to reduce the environmental impact of cities and improve the quality of life of its inhabitants.

LIMES, has a team that covers in its professional activity several areas and scales of intervention: ranging from Architecture, Land Management, Environmental and territorial impact, Landscape, Rehabilitation of buildings and venues, Housing Rehabilitation and Design.