Alfonso Valenzuela-Aguilera

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Alfonso Valenzuela-Aguilera
Born 1964 (age 52)
Mexico City, Mexico
Fields Urban Planning, Architecture, Sociology
Institutions University of Lisbon; University of California Berkeley; University of Texas at Austin; IUAV Venice; Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos
Alma mater University of Paris; UNAM; IUAV Venice; Universidad Iberoamericana
Known for Research on the Social Construction of Fear, Global Urban Devices and Spatial Cognition
Influences Henri Lefebvre, Milton Santos, MIchel Foucault
Notable awards Fulbright, Onassis and Guggenheim Fellow
Website
www.obs-seguridad.org

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

Professor of Urban Planning at the State University of Morelos, Mexico, he was trained as an architect at the Universidad Iberoamericana, holding 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 for three years a visiting scholar at the Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD), University of California at Berkeley. 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 Fulbright and a Guggenheim Fellow and selected by the World Bank Institute as one of the Top 30 Social Innovators in 2010. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo, Oxford Brookes University, the Technical University of Athens, and the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS), University of Lisbon. He was appointed the Alfonso Reyes Chair at the Institute of High Studies for Latin America (IHEAL) at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and a Visiting Professor at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia and at the University of Texas at Austin;.

Visiting Appointments[edit]

  • Visiting Professor at the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Policy, University of Texas at Austin, 2017.
  • Visiting Professor at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, 2014.
  • Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS), University of Lisbon, 2013-2014.
  • Visiting Professor at the Center for Sustainable Urban Regeneration, University of Tokyo, 2014.
  • Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Urban and Regional Development (IURD), University of California at Berkeley 2007-2010.
  • 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.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the French Institute of Urbanism (IFU), University of Paris VIII, 2002-2003.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • International Award on Local Development, granted by the Regional Studies Association and the European Commission, 2017.
  • International Award, XX BAQ, Panamerican Architecture Biennial of Quito, Theory, History and Criticism publications, 2016.
  • International Award for Best Practice granted to the Observatory of Citizen Security and Social Cohesion. Fundación Paz Ciudadana, Motorola Foundation and International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA), 2015.
  • National Award, Francisco de la Maza INAH award for best book on Heritage Conservation Research, 2015.
  • National Best Practice awarded to the State Commission for the Evaluation and Assessment of Social Policies, 2015.
  • International Award for Best Essay in the Social Sciences Honorable Mention, Latin American Studies Association-Mexico Section, 2015.
  • Selected by the World Bank Institute as one of the Top 30 Worldwide Social Innovators, Cape Town, 2010.
  • Magna Cum Laude, Doctoral dissertation and Alfonso Caso Silver Medal Award for outstanding achievements, UNAM, 2004.
  • National Researcher by the National Research System of Mexico (SNI) Level II (2015-2018).

Grants and Scholarships[edit]

  • National Endowment for Arts and Culture Fellowship in Cultural Studies; 2006–2007.
  • Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship for Latin America 2008.
  • Fulbright-García Robles Fellowship, 2003-2004.
  • National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) Fellowship, University of Paris VIII, 2002-03.
  • PhD fellowship by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT ) Fellowship, 1996-2000.
  • Masters fellowship by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italian Government Fellowship, 1991–1994, Italy.
  • National Endowment for Arts and Culture Fellowship in Urban Design; 1999–2000
  • Exchange Fellow by the American Field Service Fellowship; 1982–1983, United Kingdom.

Selected publications[edit]

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