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Elisa Pozo Menéndez

Researcher in charge of Architectural Design

Urban architect by the Polytechnic University of Madrid (2017), MSc in "Villes Durables" (IFU-Paris, 2014) and MSc in "Environment and Bioclimatic Architecture (UPM, 2019). She is currently doing her thesis on urbanism, health and dementia in the "Sustainability and Urban Regeneration" program with international mention through a stay at the National Innovation Centre of Ageing (Newcastle University, UK) during which she has visited projects such as Hogeweyk (Netherlands), Harmonia Village (UK) or residences of the network of "small scale units and normalized living" in Flanders (Belgium). She has completed several specialization courses in "Active Aging, Quality of Life and Gender" (ENCAGE-CM, 2019), "Age-Friendly Cities" (IMSERSO, 2019) and "Design and Dementia" (DSDC, 2020). She combines professional practice in her studio mita atelier with research on the topics of health and urbanism, evidence-based design and inclusive environments. In 2020 she received the third Talento Joven-Carné Joven award in the category of Solidarity from the Community of Madrid for her work with the elderly in the district of Usera.