Alfonso Vegara Gomez (1955 in Alicante-Spain) is an Urban Architect with a Ph D on City and Regional Planning at University of Navarra. Also he is graduated in Economics and Sociology.
Alfonso Vegara has been lecturing on Urban Planning at the Technical University of Madrid, the University of Navarra and CEU San Pablo University. He was also appointed visiting scholar on City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, as well he was lecturer at universities and conferences worldwide.
Vegara was the president of ISOCARP (2002-2005).
Advisor of the Government of Singapore for the district One-North Project, from 2005 is the Honorary Consul of Singapore in Spain.
In 2006 Vegara won the «European City and Regional Planning Award» of European Council of Spatial Planners - ECTP-CEU in its 6th Edition with the "Basque Regional Strategy" (Basque Country (autonomous community), Spain).
Vegara was in charge of carrying out a development project about Province of Alicante in 2007. He exposed his research under the name of "Alicante Innovation and Territory" programme a year after and it was constituted as a strategic plan for Alicante Province.
In 2008 he won again the «ECTP-CEU’s Award», but in a different category with "Ecocity of Sarriguren" (Navarra, Spain).
Also he was member of the Jury of the «ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architect Award» in Istambul 2011.
Currently Vegara remains being the President of the Foundation Metropoli, a non-profit institution dedicated to the investigation of the evolution of cities and Education with an International Master’s degree program. Also, he is member of the Board of Trustees of Eisenhower Fellowships.
Alfonso Vegara’s philosophy:1 “Stmart Places” are designed by the community.
2 They are environmentally sensitive and responsible.
3 They are capable of creating competitive advantages.
4 They have a commitment with social cohesion and development.
5 They count with effective structures for governance.
6 Their relationship with the surrounding is strong.
7 They are committed to innovation.
8 They are connected to city-networks.