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Oriol Nel·lo

Barcelona (Spain)

Oriol Nel·lo


Born in Barcelona in 1957, Oriol Nel·lo is a geographer who specialises in urban studies and planning, subjects about which he has published a considerable number of books and scientific articles. After obtaining a PhD in Geography at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and completing further studies (MA in International Relations) at Johns Hopkins University, he was director of the Institute of the Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies in Barcelona (1988-1999), a Member of the Catalan Parliament (1999-2003) and Secretary for Territorial Planning of the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia (2003-2011).

In recent years he has been a guest lecturer at the School of Environment and Development, Manchester, the Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, and in the Dipartimento di Architettura at the Università di Sassari. He is presently a lecturer in the Department of Geography at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is also a member of the Institute for Catalan Studies. Notable among his published works are:

  • Repensar el Estado. Crisis econòmica, conflictes territoriales e identidades políticas en España (Rethinking the State: Economic Crisis, Territorial Conflicts and Political Identities in Spain, 2013, co-editor)
  • Province e territorio. Riforme amministrative e pianificazione di area vasta in Italia e Spagna (2013, co-editor)
  • Francesco Indovina: Del análisis del territorio al gobierno de la ciudad (Francesco Indovina: From Territorial Analysis to Governing a City, 2012)
  • Ordenar el territorio. La experiencia de Barcelona y Cataluña (Land-Use Planning: The Experience of Barcelona and Catalonia, 2012)
  • La Llei de Barris. Una aposta col·lectiva per a la cohesió social (Neighbourhood Legislation: A Collective Commitment to Social Cohesion, 2009)
  • Aquí, no! Els conflictes territorials Catalunya (Not Here! Territorial Conflicts in Catalonia, 2003)
  • Ciutat de ciutats. Reflexions sobre el procés d’urbanització a Catalunya (City of Cities: Reflections on the Process of Urban Planning in Catalonia, 2001).

[Last update: May 2015].


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