Marco Adelfio

Forskare at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning

Marco Adelfio is an Urban Planner with a PhD in Geography from the Autonomous University of Madrid (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). His research focuses on multi-stakeholder processes and driving forces contributing to compact, mixed-use and socially sustainable urban/suburban development. He has expertise in mixing qualitative and quantitative methods, assessment of best practice transferability and use of geographic information systems for co-production of knowledge. Before moving to Sweden he was teaching urban design and urban planning at different Spanish universities. In the past he also worked in Madrid as an urban planning consultant, dealing with large clients such as the Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), the National Agency of Spain for Land Development and Endesa - a leading electricity company in Spain and Latin America.


Showing 13 publications


Social sustainability and new neighbourhoods

Iqbal Hamiduddin, Marco Adelfio
Urban Social Sustainability: Theory, Policy and Practice
Book chapter

The complex interrelation of community action and planning

Marco Adelfio, Carmen Mendoza Arroyo

Disentangling the compact city drivers and pressures: Barcelona as a case study

Marco Adelfio, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Liane Thuvander et al
Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift
Journal article

Difusión residencial metropolitana en zonas de frontera con tradición rural-agraria: Cubas de la Sagra (Madrid)

Marco Adelfio
Planur-e. Vol. Invierno 2015 (published in 2016) (6), p. 1-24
Magazine article

Assumed Qualities of Compact Cities: Divergences Between the Global North and the Global South in the Research Discourse

Jaan-Henrik Kain, Jenny Stenberg, Marco Adelfio et al
17th N-AERUS Conference: 2016 Gothenburg (Sweden). Gothenburg, 16-19 November, 2016.
Paper in proceedings

Socially Sustainable Suburbia: Addressing a Puzzling and Multifaceted Issue

Marco Adelfio
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research (13)
Journal article

Procesos de difusión residencial en antiguas capitales comarcales. Colmenar Viejo (Madrid)

Marco Adelfio
Ería - Revista Cuatrimestral de Geografía (97), p. 111-136
Journal article

The future of single-family detached housing

Marco Adelfio
Journal of Urbanism. Vol. 7 (3), p. 217-220
Journal article

The dynamics of metropolitan peripheries: Ongoing changes in residential development in the North-Western corridor of the Madrid region

Marco Adelfio, Manuel Valenzuela
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research
Journal article

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Showing 4 research projects


Stitching the city: From micro-data to macro-views

Liane Thuvander Research - Architectural Theory and Method
Monica Billger Architectural theory and methods
Emilio Da Cruz Brandao Urban Design and Planning
Marco Adelfio Urban Design and Planning
The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)


Opportunities for preparing urban contaminated land for bio-based production

Jenny Norrman GeoEngineering
Yevheniya Volchko GeoEngineering
Shaswati Chowdhury GeoEngineering
Jaan-Henrik Kain Urban Design and Planning
Marco Adelfio Urban Design and Planning


Implementing the compact city: a critical perspective on the transfer of best practice

Marco Adelfio Urban Design and Planning


Compact Cities? Exploring qualities, drivers and strategies for promoting mixed-use urban development

Jaan-Henrik Kain Urban Design and Planning
Jenny Stenberg Architectural theory and methods
Liane Thuvander Architectural theory and methods
Marco Adelfio Urban Design and Planning

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