José Luis Lezama
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Dr.José Luis Lezama
June 4, 1952 |
Doctor José Luis Lezama (born June 4, 1952) is a Mexican researcher in the fields of Environmental Sciences, Urbanism, and Demography.
José Luis Lezama earned his PhD in Social Sciences with specialization in Environmental Policy at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, University College London in the United Kingdom. Dr. Lezama is currently the Director of the Centre for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies (CEDUA) of El Colegio de México and Director of the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Environmental Studies at El Colegio de México. He was Visiting Researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Department of Air, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, coordinating the Chapter on Environmental Policy and Institutional Analysis in the Mexico City Air Quality Project under the coordination of the Nobel prize Dr. Mario Molina. Dr. Lezama is a columnist in the Mexican national newspaper Reforma writing on environmental, technological and social issues. He has recently been appointed as a member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT.
Dr. Lezama is the author of the following books: 1) Population, City and Environment in Contemporary Mexico; 2) Environment, Society and Government: The Institutional Question; 3) The Social and Political Construction of Environment (2004);4) The Environment Today: Crucial Issues in the Contemporary Debate (2003); 5) Divided Air: Criticism to the Air Pollution Policy in the valley of Mexico (2000); 6) Social Theory, Space and City (1993); 7) Society, Space and Population (1990). Dr. Lezama is the author of more than 60 articles in books, journals and newspapers in Mexico and abroad on environment, social theory and urban development.
Prize to the National Ecological Merit. Honorific Mention (2002). Semarnat.
National Journalism Prize José Pagés Llergo for environment (2009)