Carlos Moreno
Carlos Moreno
Scientific Director
ETI Chair at the IAE Paris-Sorbonne University

Carlos Moreno, University Professor, Researcher and Mayor of Paris' Special Envoy for Smart Cities French university professor, born in Colombia in 1959, Carlos Moreno is an international scientific personality. A globally recognised specialist in the intelligent control of complex systems, he is also a pioneer in intelligent cities and the initiator and organiser of the Human Smart City, the Living City.

Researcher of international renown, Carlos Moreno, is Associate Professor at the Paris IAE - Panthéon Sorbonne University in France and co-founder and scientific director of the ETI Chair « Entrepreneurship – Territory - Innovation ».

Carlos Moreno is known worldwide for his "Human Smart City" concept, the 15-Minute City. In addition, he is a scientific advisor for national and international figures at the highest level, including the Mayor of Paris, Mrs. Anne Hidalgo, as the "Smart City special Envoy”.

Carlos Moreno is one of the visionaries who brings new perspectives to cities. Through his research, he addresses global challenges with 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 "15-minute city" and the "30-minute territory" launched in 2016. The two most recent concepts involve a new urban and territorial approach to chrono urbanism, chronotopy and topophilia.

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

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

His works aim to promote the transformation of our lifestyles and urban spaces and offer solutions to the issues faced by cities, metropolises, and territories in the XXI century. On October 10th 2020, Carlos Moreno is the French personality participating with 39 others in launching the global climate initiative "Countdown". Together with Antonio Guterres, Pope Francis, former US Vice President Al Gore, EU President Ursula Von der Leyen, Prince William, actress and activist Jane Fonda, an appeal was launched to intensify the fight for climate change. The concept of the 15 Minute city was one of the initiatives proposed for cities.

Carlos Moreno was awarded Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honour in 2010 by the French Republic. In 2019 he received the Foresight Medal from the French Academy of Architecture. In addition, he received the 2021 Obel award by the Henrik Frode Obel Foundation.

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Rethinking the cities
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Rethinking the cities
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