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Carlos Moreno

Researcher of international renown, Carlos Moreno is Associate Professor at the Paris IAE – Panthéon Sorbonne University in France, and also co-founder and scientific director of the ETI Chair « Entrepreneurship – Territory – Innovation ». He is specialized in the study of complex systems and in the development of innovation processes.

He earned recognition as a scientist with an innovative mind, pioneer works and his unique approach on urban issues. He is renowned for his “Smart City” concept, and well-known as successful entrepreneur thanks to an innovative start-up. He is now renowned as a scientific advisor of national and international figures of the highest level, including the Mayor of Paris, Mrs. Anne Hidalgo, in quality of “Smart City” special Envoy of the Mayor.

Carlos Moreno is one of the visionaries who brings a new perspective on issues. He works at the heart of issues of international significance as a result of his research, including the following concepts: the “Digital and Sustainable City” in 2006 (before the appearance of the Smart City concept in 2010), overtaken by the “Human Smart City” launched in 2012, the “Living City” in 2014, as well as the “City of 15mn” followed by the “Territory of 30mn” launched in 2016. The two most recent concepts involve a new urban and territorial approach on the chrono urbanism, the chronotopy and the topophilia.

Carlos Moreno’s contributions are internationally valued for their originality and incorporated in multiple projects of local governance and urban transformations in France and worldwide.

He is also at the initiative and committed to multiple projects involving experts from all over the world, allowing him to put his concepts to the test of real implementation. His activities benefit from the contribution of an extensive national and international ecosystem.

His works aim at promoting the transformation of our lifestyles and urban spaces, and to offer solutions to the issues faced by the cities, metropolises and territories during the XXIst century.

Carlos Moreno was awarded Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honor in 2010 by the French Republic. In 2019 he received the Foresight Medal by the French Academy of Architecture.