C40’s Regional Director for Europe
Global Cities and Smart Real Estate
Global Master in Real Estate Development
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Júlia López is C40’s Regional Director for Europe. She has over a decade of experience working for the city of Barcelona, including the IT International Office, which she headed from 2013-2015.
She helped Barcelona develop collaborative relationships with institutions such as the European Commission and the World Bank, and she developed an international urban knowledge transfer strategy by co-leading Barcelona’s candidacy for the first European Innovation Capital. She also led the Barcelona Smart City Office, where she was responsible for the development of a local digital strategy for the city based on sustainable public-private partnerships.
Julia is a frequent lecturer at the Polytechnich University of Catalonia Foundation with courses on City Strategy and Governance. She is a fluent speaker of English, French, Spanish and Catalan and holds an MSc in Telecom engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. She is also pursuing a Master’s Degree in Sociology.
Júlia López currently teaches about Global Cities and Smart Real Estate in the Global Masters in Real Estate Development program at IE school of Architecture and Design.