Julian Briz has been researching and lecturing for more than two decades at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, with special attention to market research and socioeconomic affaires, dealing with the governance of local policies, publishing articles, books and directing PhD thesis and research projects.
He is President and Founder of PRONATUR, the Spanish Society for Green Cities. As a passionate person about urban farming, three years ago he founded the Observatory of Urban Agriculture in Spain, with regular meetings for discussing the main problems and potential solutions of urban farming, in the Foro Agrario framework.
Actually, he is involved in the development of a Living Lab on Urban Farming with basic research for green houses in terraces, recycling gases from central heating stations. Julian, believes the future global food production should combine rural and urban farming, improving the urban environmental conditions and biodiversity.
Green Cities with green roofs and living wall infrastructure should be the corner stone of the coming urban society which at the moment account for 60 per cent of Human population and the trend is increasing very fast, with serious problems of sustainability, and where urban agriculture is the silent revolution.