Cynthia Echave has an architecture background and has specialized in urban ecology. She holds a Doctoral degree in Energy and Environment from Polytechnic University of Catalonia UPC. She is currently employed at Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association and has worked at Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona for the past 15 years as a Lead Project Manager. She coordinates projects of urban transformation based in a holistic vision and has a wide experience driving multidisciplinary teams, leading projects at national and international level with different scopes such as mobility plans, public space, energy planning and ecological urbanism. She has co-authored several publications and serves as a Professor at the Architecture School of University La Salle in Barcelona.