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Javier Martínez is Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management within the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, the Netherlands. He is also coordinator of the Urban Planning and Management specialization of the 2-year Master’s degree in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation.

He graduated as an architect from the Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Design of Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina, and obtained his MSc degree in Geo-Information for Urban Planning from ITC. He received his PhD from the Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, for his thesis Monitoring intra-urban inequalities with GIS-based indicators: with a case study in Rosario, Argentina. Between 1999 and 2001, he worked in Argentina in the Office of Strategic Planning in Rosario (PER) designing its Urban Indicators System.

His research, publications and teaching experience are focused on the application of GIS, mixed methods and indicators for policy-making, urban poverty, community well-being, quality-of-life and intra-urban inequalities. From 2010 up until November 2014 he was co-coordinator of the Network-Association of European Researchers on Urbanization in the South (N-AERUS). Since 2017, he has been a member of the board of directors of the International Society of Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS). In 2019 he co-edited the book GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management: A Global Perspective (Maarseveen, M. F, Martinez, J. A., & Flacke, J. Boca Raton: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis). He is member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Community Well-Being (Springer).

He holds a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO) and a Senior University Teaching Qualification (SUTQ/SKO).

 

He is project leader at ITC of the following Erasmus+ projects:

Building Inclusive Urban Communities

www.itc.nl/global-impact/itc-major-projects/!/binucom

Social Inclusion and Energy Management for Informal Urban Settlements

www.itc.nl/global-impact/itc-major-projects/!/ses

Building Resilient Urban Communities

www.breucom.eu/

 

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Research Output 2000 2019

Community Well-Being Data Collection Methodology, the Case of Enschede, the Netherlands

Martinez, J. & van den Bosch, F. H. M., 2019, Perspectives on Community Well-Being. Kee, Y., Lee, S. & Phillips, R. (eds.). Springer, p. 105-133 29 p. (Community Quality-of-Life and Well-Being.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Netherlands
well-being
methodology
community
South Korea
27 Downloads (Pure)

Mapping Dynamic Indicators of Quality of Life: a Case in Rosario, Argentina

Martinez, J., Jul 2019, In : Applied research in quality of life. 14, 3, p. 777-798 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Argentina
quality of life
well-being
trend
divergence
10 Downloads (Pure)

Spatial Patterns of Residential Fragmentation and Quality of Life in Nairobi City, Kenya

Jimmy, E. N., Martinez, J. & Verplanke, J., 4 Jul 2019, In : Applied research in quality of life. p. 1-25 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Kenya
fragmentation
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resident
community

A Collaborative Planning Framework to Support Sustainable Development: The Case of Municipal Housing in Guatemala City

Morales, J. A., Flacke, J. & Martinez, J. A., 2018, GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management: A Global Perspective. van Maarseveen, M. F. A. M., Martinez, J. A. & Flacke, J. (eds.). Boca Raton: CRC Press, p. 29-44

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Análisis espacial de la calidad de vida urbana: un enfoque geográfico y mixto

Martinez, J., 2018, Nuevas propuestas para estudiar ciencias sociales. Buenos Aires: Universita di Palermo, p. 85-119

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Prizes

indicator research
social indicators
Ethiopia
quality of life