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Ernesto Valero Thomas

2016 Research Fellow

Ernesto Valero Thomas is a researcher in the fields of Architecture and Urban Studies. His research focuses on designing cartographic and visual methods of representation in the built environment. His research traces the flow and consumption of water, food, oil, waste, and telecommunications in emerging cities around the world. Ernesto’s goal is to shape architectural practices, digital technologies, and cultural narratives of environmental sustainability in developing contexts. 

Ernesto’s professional background is in developing solutions to urban mobility and implementing them in Mexico City. He has taught courses at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), including Technology and Environment 1 and 2, where he explored the study of energy efficient and sustainable architecture and urban projects. Ernesto served as President of the Mexican Society at the University of Edinburgh from 2012 to 2013. 

Ernesto was a member of the Editorial Committee that published volume 33 of the Edinburgh Architecture Research Journal, Methodologies for Sustainable Projects (2013). His work has been published in academic journals from the United States (UCLA) and Mexico (UNAM), and his research findings have been presented at conferences in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Scotland, and Ireland. 

Ernesto holds a PhD in Environmental Design and Architecture from the University of Edinburgh, an investigation that was funded by the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT, Mexico). He received an MSc in Advanced Sustainable Design from the University of Edinburgh, and a BArch at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Research Focus: 
Walkable Cities
Mass Transit
Specialties: architecture, urban design, sustainable development, urban mobility
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