Foto van Mercè De Miguel Capdevila
20232024

Onderzoeksresultaten per jaar

Persoonlijk profiel

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"I have a particular interest in developing urban planning/design theory and practice with the aid of Smart City’s technology deployments in order to transform our complex urban areas into future proof environments for people to enjoy life."

Research profile

Mercè de Miguel I Capdevila is currently conducting the PhD research: link Smart & Physical city at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) engaging urban morphology of cities, and harbours with smart city experiences. Her aim is to develop urban planning/design theory relating urban planning/design development through history with emerging urban strategies from practice and smart city’s technology deployments. Her research unveils physical consequences of the challenges European metropolitan areas must face coming years related to land use intensification, climate change and energy transition, while developing circular economy. Port-city transition areas have been selected as specific urban type to develop and illustrate the new theory. The cities and harbours of Antwerp, Bilbao, Copenhagen and Rotterdam are cooperating with this research.

Academic background

Through her career, Mercè de Miguel Capdevila continues building bridges between academic and practice environments. She previously headed Urban design and development departments in several European cities. Until 2012, holding this position from the municipality of Rotterdam, she was also responsible for several projects between universities (TU Delft, ETSAB- Barcelona or TU Eindhoven) and strategical city developments. Between 2007 and 2010 she collaborated as assistant professor at R-MIT within TU Delft. Her topic was the development of station areas in Europe. In 2014 she was appointed director of the ambitious Dutch Smarter Cities program, where solutions to city challenges were found through innovative collaborations between public-private-and academic partners. Graduated in Architecture and Urban design at the University of Barcelona ETSAB, she began her career in 1989 reshaping the city of Barcelona for the Olympic games 92’ as a civil servant at the municipality.

Expertise gerelateerd aan duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelstellingen van de VN

In 2015 stemden de VN-lidstaten in met 17 wereldwijde duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelstellingen (Sustainable Development Goals, SDG's) om armoede te beëindigen, de planeet te beschermen en voor iedereen welvaart te garanderen. Het werk van deze persoon draagt bij aan de volgende duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelstelling(en):

  • SDG 7 – Betaalbare en schone energie
  • SDG 8 – Fatsoenlijk werk en economische groei
  • SDG 11 – Duurzame steden en gemeenschappen
  • SDG 12 – Verantwoordelijke consumptie en productie
  • SDG 13 – Klimaatactie
  • SDG 15 – Leven op het land

Externe posities

Proces- en Programma manager, P2

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