Alfonso Vegara is an architect, economist and sociologist. D. in Urban and Regional Planning, he has served as Professor of Urban Planning at the School of Architecture in Madrid, as well as at the University of Navarra and as Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and advisor in the Department of Urban Planning at the Zurich Polytechnic ETH.
He has been president of the International Association of Town Planners. His ideas have been disseminated through more than 30 books and international conferences and his projects have been awarded by the United Nations, the European Union and other international organizations. On three occasions he has been awarded the European Prize for Urbanism for his work in Euskal Hiria and the design of the eco-city of Sarriguren (Navarra).
For approximately 15 years he has been an advisor to the Government of Singapore, as well as to several cities around the world such as Yokohama, Mexico City, Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Kuala Lumpur, Sao Paulo, Casablanca, Moscow and Medellin.
He is also the founder and honorary president of the Metropolis Foundation, an international center of excellence dedicated to research, design and innovation in cities around the world and working at the intersection between technology and territory.