Intermediate Cities - Urbanisation and Development

Members UIA-CIMES 176+
A network with new members appointed by the Sections
  1. Mukhtar Al Shibani, Region IV
  2. Arturo Yep Abanto, Region V, Perú
  3. Royée Alvarez Cartín, Region V, Costa Rica
  4. Fabiana Izaga, Region V, Brasil
The lines of work programme of UIA-CIMES are three:
  1. Increase international relations with UCLG and UN-HABITAT
  2. Improve the method of "base plan" along with architects +
  3. Module training of architects in planning, with base plan
A1. 2014 November Days 7+8 - Plan Base Provincia Santa Fe - Argentina
A2. 2015 January Days 26+27+28 Kigali, Musanze, Huye-Rwanda Base Plan
A3. 2015 March Days 2+3+4 - Base Plan Methodology ONU-HABITAT Nairobi
A4. 2015 March Days 2+3+4+5 - Base Plan Mozambique (Nampula & Matola)
A5. 2015 March Days 23+24 - Intermediate Cities with UCLG - Barcelona
B1. 2051 April Day 27+28+29+30-Congress CIMDEPE Cidades Medias Brasil
B2. 2015 April Day 29 - Meeting with IBA en Rio do Janeiro (Base Plan)
C1. 2015 Peru
C2. 2015 Costa Rica
C3. 2015 Cuenca-Ecuador
C4. 2015 Nampula-Mozambique
C5. 2015 Cochabamba-Bolivia
Alter: Module training of architects in planning, with base plan
> Philippines
> Arab Countries
> Others
Alter: 2016 September UCLG World Congress (Bogotá, Colombia)
Alter: 2016 October III UN-HABITAT Summit (Quito, Ecuador)


Josep Maria Llop Torné - Spain

Josep Maria LLOP TORNÉ (1951) Architect from 1974, with a specialization in Urbanism, in the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB). He developed several experiences in the field of local urbanism management, particularly as Director of Lleida's Urbanism (1979-1987), Director and Coordinator of Barcelona's Urbanism, before having the Olympic Games in 1992 (1988-1991) and also as Director of Urbanism and Environment of Lleida (1991-2003). He was President of AAUC (Catalan Association of the urbanisms and towns planning architects of Catalonia) from 1989 to 2001.


Professor University of Lleida. Professor ESTAB (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) and others Universities (Master's and Postgraduate's Courses). As Director of Urban Planning  of Lleida 1995-2015, obtained the First Prize of Urbanism of Catalonia, granted by SCOT and sponsored by Generalitat de Catalunya. Gold medal 2010 from COAC for promoting the urbanism. At the moment he coordinates a Common Project of the Network URB-AL (Urbanization in Latin America) about "Urbanization Management and Control", with the cooperation of six cities and CEPAL (Economic Commission for Latin America), about “Instruments of redistribution urban revenues”.


Finally now he directs one UNESCO CHAIR and the International Program of Work of the UIA (International Union of Architects), about CIMES or "Intermediate cities – Urbanization and Development", from 1996 to 2014.