Laia Grau Balagueró, Urban Planning Manager of the Barcelona City Council since 2019. Architect-urban planner from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and postgraduate degree in Gender and Equality from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
In 2017-2019 she joined TerritorisXLM office as a partner as a specialist in municipal advice on urban planning, and strategic issues of city and territory. Since 2018 she is a member of the board of trustees of the Barcelona Institute of Technology for the Habitat (BIT Habitat) foundation. She is a member of the open women’s commission of the COAC.
Since 2006 she has been part of the special body of architects of the Generalitat de Catalunya, performing different functions, until 2013 as head of the Bages region of the Territorial Commission of Urbanism of Barcelona of the Department of Territory Sustainability, advising city councils on urban planning. She has also collaborated in the drafting of urban development Master Plans for economic development, promoted by the Generalitat de Catalunya. From 1999 to 2006 she collaborated with the firm Jornet-Llop-Pastor arquitectes, in planning projects at different scales, specializing in urban planning and public space.