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Josep Canals-Molina


Biologist with a specialization in Ecology of the Systems and Organisms. He holds a long-standing expertise on urban issues. He also holds a postgraduate degree in land and landscape management and a master’s degree in territorial and urban studies.

  • Secretary General of MedCities since June 2019.
  • Independent advisor of the Inter-American Development Bank, the UNESCO Chair on Sustainability and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Research (2018-2020).
  • Advisor on public space, water cycle and waste management of the Mayor of Bogota, Colombia, 2012-2015, and advisor on public space of the Sabadell City Council (Catalonia) 2017-2019. He has collaborated with UNHabitat.
  • Elected councillor of Corbera de Llobregat (municipality of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB)) from 2003 to 2011 and mayor (2009-2011). Metropolitan councillor of the AMB 2007-2009
  • Advisor on environmental and urbanistic policies of the AMB and the Parliament of Catalonia between 2003 and 2010.


Presentation on the topic “Smart City Policies What for?”


Advisor, Speaker in MGI Webinar “Smart City Policies”





My aim is to help municipalities to improve and strengthen their skills so they can provide better services to its people regarding urban ecology and a principle of sustainability: mobility, waste management, water cycle, energy efficiency, social cohesion.