Alfonso Valenzuela-Aguilera

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Alfonso Valenzuela-Aguilera
Born 1964 (age 49)
Mexico City, Mexico
Fields Urban Planning, Architecture, Sociology
Institutions University Lisbon; University of California Berkeley; Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos
Alma mater University of Paris; UNAM; Universidad Iberoamericana
Known for Research on the Social Control of Space, Perception of Fear and Spatial Cognition
Influences Henri Lefebvre, Ivan Illich
Notable awards Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow
Website
www.cuernavacaforum.org, www.urbanorth.org

Alfonso Valenzuela-Aguilera is an Architect, Critical Theorist and Urban Planner.

Professor of Urban Planning at the State University of Morelos, Mexico, was trained as an architect at the Universidad Iberoamericana, he holds degrees in Urban Planning by the University Institute of Architecture of Venice and a PhD in Urbanism by UNAM, Mexico. Dr. Valenzuela was a postdoctoral Fellow at the French Institute of Urbanism in Paris, a visiting Fulbright scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in the last three years a visiting scholar at the Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California at Berkeley. He also has been a visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo, Oxford Brookes University, the Technical University of Athens, and was appointed the Alfonso Reyes Chair at the Institute of High Studies for Latin America (IHEAL) at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. A consultant on urban revitalization strategies to the UN Economic Commission for Latin America, his work has been funded by several international institutions and organizations and has published widely in specialized planning journals. He was named a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow and selected by the World Bank Institute as one of the Top 30 Social Innovators in 2010. He served as a visiting scholar at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon and researcher at the Observatory of Human Security, Technical University of Lisbon, 2012-2013, and as a Visiting Professor at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia in 2014.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Visiting Professor at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, 2014.
  • Selected by the World Bank Institute as one of the Top 30 Worldwide Social Innovators, Cape Town, 2010.
  • Guggenheim Fellowship Award for Latin America and the Caribbean 2008.
  • Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Urban and Regional Development (IURD), University of California at Berkeley 2007-2010.
  • Alexander Onassis Fellow at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2007.
  • Alfonso Reyes Chair in Mexican Studies at the Institute of High Studies for Latin America, University of Paris Sorbonne III, 2005.
  • Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SPURS/DUSP, 2003/2004, Fulbright and OAS / Leo Rowe Pan-American Fund Fellowships.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the French Institute of Urbanism (IFU), University of Paris VIII, 2002-03. National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) Fellowship.
  • Ph.D. Magna Cum Laude, held National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT ) Fellowship, 1998-2000.
  • Masters fellowship by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italian Government Fellowship, 1991–1994, Italy.
  • Alfonso Caso Silver Medal Award for outstanding achievements, UNAM, 2004.
  • National Researcher by the National Research System of Mexico (SNI) since 2000.
  • National Endowment for Arts and Culture Fellowship in Cultural Studies; 2006–2007
  • National Endowment for Arts and Culture Fellowship in Urban Design; 1999–2000
  • Exchange Fellow by the American Field Service Fellowship; 1982–1983, United Kingdom.

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