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Javier Martinez
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Javier Martínez is Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management within the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). He is also coordinator of the Urban Planning and Management specialization of the 2-year Master’s degree in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation. He graduated as an architect from the Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Design of Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina, and obtained his MSc degree in Geo-Information for Urban Planning from ITC. He received his PhD from the Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, for his thesis Monitoring intra-urban inequalities with GIS-based indicators: with a case study in Rosario, Argentina. His research, publications and education experience are focused on the application of GIS, mixed methods and indicators for policy-making, urban poverty, and quality-of-life and intra-urban inequalities. From 2010 up until November 2014 he was co-coordinator of the Network-Association of European Researchers on Urbanization in the South (N-AERUS). Since 2017, he has been a member of the board of directors of the International Society of Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS).