In his three decades of professional experience, urban planner Ignacio Alcalde has contributed to the creation of urban spaces, the transformation of cities and the development of regions from the perspective of Intelligent Territories, taking an approach that integrates strategic vision and action.
He has held responsibilities for projects that have earned international recognition, winning the European Prize for Urbanism on four occasions, the global prize for the most innovative idea at the Smart City Expo 2015 in Barcelona and the global prize for the best urban project of 2017 awarded by the Association International Urbanists.
Throughout his career he has combined professional activity with research and teaching. He is currently vice president of the Fundación Metrópoli, an international center for innovation in cities and territories, which guides his research on Smart Territories. He has been coordinating professor of the area of urbanism and director of the Master in Urbanism at the University San Pablo CEU. He was a member of the group of experts that advised the Ministry of Education on the Campus of International Excellence program and co-designed the campus of the University of Alicante.
One of the subjects on which his professional activity has focused is the confluence between physical reality and the digital world in cities.