Alejandro González: Coordinator of eco-union and responsible of tourism and climate change projects, mobility and urban ecology.
He holds a degree in tourism and two Masters in Tourism Planning and Territorial Planning.

Izaskun Martí: Agronomist Engineer, Conservation Director of the Direction of Green Spaces and Biodiversity of Barcelona. Currently working on naturalization and ecological management of the gardening of the city.

Keynote: Green Trajectories and social equity in Cities

Dr. Isabelle Anguelovski – Director, Barcelona Laboratory for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability (BCNUEJ):

PhD in Urban Studies and Planning from MIT. Situated at the intersection of urban planning and policy, social inequality and development studies, her research examines the extent to which urban plans and policy decisions contribute to more just, resilient, healthy, and sustainable cities, and how community groups in distressed neighbourhoods contest the existence, creation, or exacerbation of environmental inequities as a result of urban (re)development processes and policies. She is also a Senior Researcher and Principal Investigator at the Environmental Science & Technology Institute (ICTA), Barcelona Autonomous University (UAB) and coordinator of the research group Healthy Cities and Environmental Justice at Institut Hospital del Mar d’Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM)

Plenary Session: Public health and Nature in Cities

Carolyn Daher: (MPH) is the coordinator of the Urban Planning, Environment and Health Initiative at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain. She has a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University anda  Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public. She has implemented research and community health programmes worldwide. Currently, she is particularly interested in using evidence to create healthy living environments.

Wilma Zijlema: Wilma Zijlema (PhD) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Air Pollution and Urban Environment program of the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain. She is an epidemiologist by training and is particularly interested in healthy living environments. Wilma obtained her Master’s degree in Health Sciences from the VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She was awarded her PhD from the Department of Epidemiology at the University Medical Center Groningen, in the Netherlands. Her doctoral research investigated adverse health effects of traffic-related noise and air pollution. Her current research focuses on the health benefits of green and blue spaces.

Laurent BrayPhD in plant biology and physiology and postgraduate management.  Head of the Botanical Garden Division during more than 20 years, at the Direction of Green Spaces and Environment, City Council of Paris. He joined the city of Limoges in 2017 as Director of Green Spaces, Environment and Biodiversity.
Among the ongoing projects, he is working in differentiated management projects, the Pollinarium Sentinelle® and the Botanical Garden where he wants to set up a local plant label, by favoring the use of regional plants. 

Hans Keune:

Hans Keune (PhD) is a Political Scientist (University of Amsterdam – 1997) with a PhD in Environmental Sciences (University of Antwerp – 2012). He works on critical complexity, inter- and transdisciplinarity, action research, expert elicitation, decision support methods and integrated approaches; environment & health, ecosystem services, biodiversity & health, One Health/EcoHealth; experience both in Belgian projects and EU-projects. He coordinates the Belgian Community of Practice on Biodiversity and Health.  In Belgium he currently coordinates the NAMED-project which investigates the relation between mental health and the built/non-built living environment in Brussels. He was lead Author on the IPBES Regional Assessment Europe – Central Asia where he coordinated the work in relation to nature – health linkages

Building Water Resilience systems for naturalization in Mediterranean cities

William Fettig: William is an Engineer in Water and Environment Sciences and Techniques (Polytech ‘Montpellier, Ex-ISIM graduate) and has a double degree in Physical Sciences of the Environment and Engineering of the Water for Urban Planning and Sustainable Rural Environment (Graduated from Napier University and ENGEES – National School of Water and Environment Engineering in Strasbourg).
His experience focuses on cycle management and water engineering – from engineering to project management. His expertise focuses on sustainable management of the local water cycle, through an integrated and coherent approach in terms of environmental protection. Founder of Orchis Engineering. 

Thierry Maytraud: Thierry Maytraud has from the beginning of his professional life sought to address the issue of sanitation, rainwater management by combining technical (urban hydrology) and the design of space (urban planning, architecture, landscape ).
This approach has been practiced for twenty years in the French department of Seine-Saint-Denis (93), at the Water and Sanitation Department (DEA). Thierry Maytraud was able to implement this integrated approach to a multitude of development projects that are now a reference in the field of water in the city. The storage of rainwater no longer generates special equipment but urban spaces  supporting other uses.

François Hamon: Co-founder and CEO at GreenCityZen. This company is a greentech pioneer in the industrial Internet of things (IoT) for industry and smart city. The HummBox® is a continuous measurement solution for the monitoring of environmental data : from the sensor to the dashboard. Low energy devices, fast deployment and interoperability are strong assets to bring immediate benefits such as reduced costs of field trips, improved process performance and help to enrich service offerings.