Victor Ténez Ybern, Barcellona (Barcellona, 1968). He is graduated from the School of Architecture of Barcelona. Professor at the Urban Planning and Development Planning Department of the Catalan Polytechnic University (UPC), where he taught Urban Planning, Landscape Planning and Landscape Theory. Ybern collaborates regularly in various European master degree programs, and directs the “Taller de los espacios del agua” within the Landscape Architecture Master program at the UPC Polytechnic Foundation in Barcelona. He also coordinates the courses of Urban Planning and Environment at the European Postgraduate Master in Urbanism in Barcelona. He is visiting professor in many American and European universities and has publications on various academical sectors and on specialized magazines about urban and landscape related topics. His firm based in Barcelona, Copenhagen and Graz has received awards and mentions for several plans and projects, among which the Olympic Village project for the Graz candidacy and the development plan for Southern Copenhagen, in Orestaden. He is been a consultant at the Environment and Building Department at the Generalitat de Catalunya and Planning Coordinator for the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. About the latter, special significance was attributed to the planning and designing of the great elements structuring the metropolitan identity, like the spaces which form the city’s river network, a subject involving fundamental environmental, social and landscape themes.