Alvaro Cerezo Ibarrondo

Edited on 10/10/2023

Alvaro Cerezo Ibarrondo

  • Spain

  • Spanish, English, _Other
Alvaro Cerezo
Availability :
Available for Ad-hoc expertise missions

Validated Expert info

Expert can perform Ad hoc expertise missions at network and programme level in relation to:

  1. The design and delivery of (transnational) exchange and learning activities
  2. Thematic expertise:
    > Strategic Urban Planning


I am a Ph.D. architect and urban planner, with over 25 years of experience in various topics related to Urban Planning and Integrated Sustainable Urban Development. These topics include public housing, residential and industrial regeneration interventions, urban renewal, waste management, energy efficiency, transition and renewable energies, the circular economy, economic viability and sustainability, urban legal frameworks, participation processes and Public-Private Partnerships.

In the last 10 years, I have actively participated in collaborative projects within EU programs such as URBACT II and III, Interreg, Lifelong Learning and FP7 and have also been involved in urban knowledge transfer programs for the World Bank in LATAM. I have coordinated working groups and conducted academic research to contribute to the advancement of urban sustainability and public housing developments.

As a professional and public officer, I have been involved in various urban processes that have resulted in inner-city urban developments including public affordable housing, urban regeneration and planning, building energy retrofitting, nature-based solutions and social inclusion. I have also taken part in the implementation of different urban policies, particularly on public regulations and procurements. I can adapt my experiences and knowledge to any European city framework to address the challenges of urban integrated regeneration.

As a professor and EU project expert, I have the ability to effectively communicate complex ideas to audiences with different levels of knowledge and understanding. I have delivered lectures at universities, professional board courses, undergraduate formation and advisory meetings. I have also participated in conferences with administration officers, neighbour associations, citizens´ juries and urban participatory processes. Additionally, I have taught summer and extension courses and participated in international meetings, such as URBACT III Implementation Networks, Focus groups and international workshops.