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December 2019. SEMINAR: Special online seminar as part of the course Repositioning Architecture in Global Asia. Place: National Taipei University of Technology. Paper: Sustainable Cartographies: Crafting Hybrid Maps of Emerging Cities in the 21st Century: Cases of Mexico and China

November 2019. CONFERENCE: 5th Forum on Urban Spatial Culture and Science. Place: Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China. Paper: Mapping Water Habitats in Shanghai: Lessons from Ancient Cartographic Styles of China and Mexico

October 2019. CONFERENCE: AIS 2019 Conference: Interdisciplinarity in Global Contexts. Place: The University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Paper: Thinking with Eyes, Hands, and Bodies: Hybrid Research Practices in Sustainable Development & Ecological Design

July 2019. Member of the Editorial Board of Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Sustainable Environment and Architecture (SENVAR 2018) (Atlantis Press) Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia (2019) Editor: Dr. Ofita Purwani. Online: https://download.atlantis-press.com/proceedings/senvar-18/publishing

June 2019. SEMINAR: Sustainable Urban Design: International Experiences. Place: ICLEI East Asia- Local Governments for Sustainability, Seoul, South Korea. Paper: Sustainable Cartography 2.0: Hybrid Maps in Urban & Rural Design

June 2019. Graduation Ceremony of the 2015 cohort of the program Ecological Architecture Design

May 2019. Thesis Defense of the 2015 cohort of the program Ecological Architecture Design

December 2018. SEMINAR: Discovering Design Alternatives and Research Methods. Place: Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts. Shanghai, China. Paper: The Art of Research: Words, Stories & Diagrams in the Design Process

September-October 2018. Design and implementation of the special course The Art of Research: Discovering Design Alternatives & Research Methods in the Thesis Project of three academic programs: Themed Environment Design, Ecological Architecture Design, and Technoetic Arts.

June 2018. Graduation Ceremony of the 2014 cohort of the program Ecological Architecture Design

May 2018. Thesis Defense of the 2014 cohort of the program Ecological Architecture Design

April 2018. An appointed jury of the Shanghai chapter of the event Map the System, organized by the University of Oxford and the SAID Business School. Participants are asked to demonstrate a deep understanding of pressing social or environmental issues by mapping out the landscape of the current solutions and identifying missing opportunities for positive change

February 2018. Appointed Academic Coordinator of the Ecological Architecture Design at DETAO-Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, China

November 2017. Implementation of two modules in the Design Workshop of Ecological Architecture at Wuhan Institute of Design and Sciences, China

August 29th, 2017. Appointed Senior Lecturer in Ecological Design at DETAO-Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, China. Coordinator of 4th Year and Principal Thesis Supervisor

April 18th, 2017. Publication of the book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (Penguin Random House). My research in this book focused on airplane fuel efficiency and walkable cities

October 17th, 2016. Talk at ITESM, Mexico City. Ciudades Sostenibles y Cambio Climatico (Spanish)

July 2016. Appointed Research Fellow at Project Drawdown, California

June 2016. Graduation Ceremony at the University of Edinburgh

May 2016. PROKALO SEMINAR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

February 2016. Publication of my paper ‘Sustainable Orientalism: Hegemonic Discourses of Environmental Sustainability and their Transmission to Non-Western Urban Habitats’ in the journal Critical Planning, edited by the Department of Urban Planning in the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).