Francesc Baró is an urban environmental scientist currently appointed as Asst. Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium, both at the Geography and Sociology Departments. Francesc holds a PhD in Environmental Science and Technology (Autonomous University of Barcelona – UAB, 2016), an MSc in Geographic Information Systems (Polytechnical University of Catalonia, 2007), an MSc in Ecological Economics and Environmental Management (UAB, 2005) and a BSc in Environmental Science (UAB, 2004). His research is motivated by making cities inclusive, healthy, livable, resilient and sustainable for all. In order to understand the complexity of urban social-ecological systems, he conducts applied research at the interface of urban ecology, urban geography, urban planning and ecosystem service science. His interdisciplinary research approach combines geospatial modelling, advanced quantitative and qualitative data analysis and participatory methods. He serves as the advisor for local and metropolitan governments and other organizations, and he has been involved in several international research projects on urban ecosystem services, green infrastructure and nature-based solutions.
Urban ecosystem services; green infrastructure; nature-based solutions; geospatial analysis; landscape and urban planning; urban ecology; social-ecological systems; urban resilience; environmental justice and equity; green gentrification.
Green Nexus Green-health-safety Nexus for new Urban Spaces (EU650)
Geospatial analysis of access to green and blue infrastructure from other foundational amenities in the Brussels Capital Region (GREENEQUITIES)
CLEARING HOUSE:Collaborative Learning in Research, Information-sharing and Governance on How Urban tree-based solutions support Sino-European urban futures