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Julio A. Soria-Lara

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

E.T.S.I. de Caminos, Canales y Puertos

Julio A. Soria Lara

Director of the Department of Transport Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning

PhD. Urban and Regional Planning
Associated Professor / Profesor Titular

Dr. Julio A. Soria-Lara is Associated Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the Universidad Politécnica Madrid (2019-present) and Tenured Scientist at the Spanish National Research Council-CSIC (leave-of-absence). Before coming to Madrid, he was an Assistant Professor of Geography (2012-20103) at the University of Zaragoza, Spain. Then, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship and moved to Amsterdam (Netherlands), being part of the Centre for Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam (2013-2015). In February 2015, Dr. Soria-Lara was awarded with a Marie Curie Postdoc Fellowship, joining to the Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford, UK.


He has developed an accomplished, independent research career, focuses on three main research topics: (i) participatory scenario building; (ii) accessibility planning; (iii) environmental impact of urban mobility. In these fields, Dr. Soria-Lara has been PI of international, national, and regional R&D projects, such as: “BACK-SCENE”, “TRANS-URBAN”, “iCITIES”, “SIM4PLAN”, and “VIR2ALL”.


His research findings have been published in more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, including scientific journal articles, books and book chapters. He also has made more than 80 contributions to international conferences, being frequently invited to present his ongoing activity as a distinguished researcher.


Finally, Dr. Soria-Lara is actively involved in several national and international research and policy networks. It is worth highlighting he is currently Co-Chair of the Urban Mobility Thematic group at the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI).


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