Marta is an architect and urban planner with extensive experience in master planning, urban management, and the incorporation of health in urban development. She is a senior strategy consultant at Bax & Company, leading the healthy cities focus area, and she is passionate about making urban planning a tool to improve the health of cities and citizens.
Prior to joining the company, Marta worked in both the public and private sectors. During her work for the City Council of Vic (Barcelona) she created the city’s Master Plan that won the Catalonia Urbanism Award 2020. She also led a project on the implementation of indicators and evaluation of the impact on health of urban planning and coordinated the European project URBACT-Healthy Cities network.
She has also collaborated with the University of Vic, the Barcelona Provincial government (DIBA), the Barcelona Public Health Agency (ASPB) and several urban planning authorities as an advisor to incorporate the health perspective in urban planning. She is the author of several publications, including the “Guide for incorporating health into master planning”, “Cities and Health” and “Urban planning for healthy cities”.
Currently Marta is the Director of the Postgraduate Course “Urban planning and health” at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and lecturer of the Master’s degree in Community Health Promotion at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU). She speaks Catalan, Spanish and English.