Gildo Seisdedos Domínguez

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Gildo Seisdedos, Spanish economist specialized in city marketing

Gildo Seisdedos is a Spanish economist and lawyer who specializes in city marketing and smart cities. He is a professor at the IE Business School, lecturer and editor in media and international publications. He has published several books, highlighting Cómo gestionar las ciudades del siglo XXI (Managing 21st-century cities), published in Spanish by Prentice Hall.


As director of the Forum for Urban Management, Seisdedos actively collaborated in Madrid bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1] Segovia, Cuenca, Zaragoza, Nuevo Hamburgo (Brasil), Barcelona, Burgos,[2] Bogotá, Cuenca (Ecuador), Almería, Irún, Viena and Omán, where he participated in the planning project of the Sultanate.[3]

His book Cómo gestionar las ciudades del siglo XXI (Managing 21st-century cities) (2007) published in Spanish, introduced a new methodology, the UDS or urban development strategy.[4]

Seisdedos is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Town and City Management[5] and Sustainable City magazine, where he is a regular contributor. He is a regular collaborator at Design Convergence Urbanism, Member of the International Association of Planners (ISOCARP) with consultative status at UNESCO and belongs to the Spanish area of the Habitat Committee.


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