Alfonso Vegara
Founder and President
Fundación Metrópoli

Wharton Speaker >> Biography

Alfonso Vegara is an Architect, Economist and Sociologist and earned a PhD in City and Regional Planning. He is the founder and President of the Fundación Metrópoli, fellow and Trustee of the Eisenhower Foundation. He has taught architecture and planning at the Universities of Madrid, Navarra and Pennsylvania School of Design. He has also worked as an advisor to the Government of Singapore for the One North Project, as well as Cities as Curitiba, Dublin, Bilbao, Casablanca, Sydney, etc. From 2002-2005 he was President of ISOCARP, The International Society of City and Regional Planners. In 2006 he received the European City and Regional Planning Award and in 2007 the Jaime I Award on Planning, Landscape and Sustainability delivered by the King of Spain. His research on Urban Planning has been presented in the book “Territorios Inteligentes”.