Deputy Director, Department of Urban Planning José Miguel Fernández Güell
José Miguel Fernández Güell was born in Madrid, Spain (1954). He is an Architect and an Urban Planner. He has a Bachelor degree in Architecture by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (1979) as well as a Master and Ph.D degrees in Urban and Regional Planning by Texas A&M University (1982 and 1984). He was Senior Manager of Strategic Services at Andersen Consulting (1988-1998) and Senior Partner at Güell & Partners Consulting (1998-2005). Presently, he is a full-time Professor at the Urban and Regional Planning Department of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He has done consulting work with the European Commission, the Inter American Development Bank and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. In the last few years, his professional and academic interests have been focussed in strategic planning, territorial foresight, economic development and governance studies. As a professional collaborator of Fundación OPTI, he has directed several foresight studies regarding tourism development, energy resources and environmental analysis. Within the foresight field, he specializes in scenario design. He is the author of several articles and books related to strategic planning and foresight tools.