Irene Luque Martín is Architect, Spatial Planner and expert in urban technologies applied to planning practice.
She has been enrolled in diverse planning offices in practice. Then, she co-founded a young planning office http://infusionesurbanas.es/ . In parallel, she started her academic career through a MSc in Planning in the research project “The Urbanism of Non-city”. Afterwards, she started the International PhD degree in the same University with a visit during ten months in the Governance and Inclusive Development research group in the University of Amsterdam. Nowadays, she focuses in the academic career with some collaborations in planning practice.
My research interest are focus on: implement the diverse urban technologies into planning practice, Improve and implement in practice collaborative processes, create links between academic exercise and planning practice, and understand the usefulness and usability of complex system tools (such agent-based models) in planning practice.
Since complexity in cities is increasing everyday and conventional planning methods and tools are not longer suitable to deal with complex issues, this thesis proposes a conceptual alternative in order to improve the current planning practice toward a collaborative planning approach open to technology implementation which support practitioners to explore the complexity of cities. To define such conceptual alternative this thesis develops a literature review about theory in planning, theory of planning, and about urban technologies available taking special attention to the technologies which explores complex systems. This thesis concludes with a test of the conceptual alternative in a specific case study in the south of Spain (Jerez de la Frontera) by which is provided the key advantages and disadvantages of this conceptual alternative and perform the first steps in the future research pathway of the conceptual alternative.