Rafael De Balanzo Joue

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Visiting Assistant Professor Math and Science rdebalan@pratt.edu 718.636.3764 p Brooklyn Campus, Activity Resource Center LL

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Ecology for Architects
Friday 9:00AM–11:50AM / Brooklyn Campus / North Hall, Room 108

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Ph.D. in Sustainability Science, Architect, Landscape Architect, and Urban Designer


An E.U. registered architect, Rafael de Balanzo is the founder of the Urban Resilience Thinking Design Studio. He is also a member of the Habitat Action Without Borders Work Program of the Architects Without Borders International (ASF-int), and he received the 2021 Russell Sage Research Project Grant Award. He received architecture awards from the Belgium Government, the Associations of Spanish and Catalan Architects and he was the recipient of the 2019 Colombia Fulbright Chair for Urban Resilience at Del Tolima University, Ibague, Colombia. He is also an adjunct professor at EINA School of Design at the University Autonoma de Barcelona and visiting professor at ENSAP School of Architecture and landscape in Bordeaux in France. He taught at University Pompeu Fabra, ELISAVA School of Engineering and Design, Barcelona, Spain, and the University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art, UK. Currently, his research in Sustainability used the resilience thinking approach by understanding the social-technological-ecological systems dynamics and cycles of change in linked complex adaptive systems such as cities, communities, and buildings. My last peer-review publications are the following: * Saez Ujaque, D.; Roca, E.; de Balanzó Joue, R.; Fuertes, P.; Garcia-Almirall, P. Resilience and Urban Regeneration Policies. Lessons from Community-Led Initiatives. Sustainability 2021, 13, 12855. https://doi.org/ 10.3390/su132212855 * Balanzó, R. & Rodríguez-Planas, N. (2018) “Crisis and Reorganization in Urban Dynamics: The Barcelona Case Study”. Ecology & Society, 23(4):6. https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol23/iss4/art6/