JOAN BUSQUETS. Architect, Urban planner and Chair Professor of Urban Planning and Design at the GSD, Harvard University since 2002. Before he was professor at School of Architecture in Barcelona UPC-ETSAB. Founder of LUB Barcelona. Head of Urban Planning for the Barcelona City Council in the preparations for the Barcelona Olympics 1992. Urban projects in The Hague, Delft, Geneva, Rotterdam, Toledo, Lisbon and Toulouse among others around the world like Singapore, Montreal and Sao Paulo. Awarded with the 2012 Paris Grand Prix Spécial de l'Urbanisme (France) and 2011 Erasmus prize (The Netherlands). Elected full member of the Académie d'Architecture de France (2016).
Busquets has published many books, including: Barcelona: the Urban Evolution of a Compact City (2014), Toledo and its Future (2000), Barcelona, Ciutat Vella: old town with a future (2003), Bringing the Harvard Yards to the River (2004), Six projects for Downtown's Den Haag (2004), Cities X-Lines: A new lens for the urbanistic project (2007), Cerdà and the Barcelona of the future (2009), “Joan Busquets - City in layers”(2011), World Architecture Magazine n º 272 WA - Designing Urban Architecture: Joan Busquets+BAU/BLAU (2013), , Toulouse - Identité et partage du centre-ville (2014), Redesigning Gridded Cities - 4 Volume Set: Hangzhou Underlays, Manhattan Framework, Chicago Boundless and Barcelona Collage (2017), Savannah: Rethinking the multi-scalar capacity of the city project (2018), Zhengzhou: From Rail-City to Metro-polis (2019) and Urban Grids: Handbook for Regular City Design (2019).