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Professor Gustavo Romero

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

México, D.F., México


Gustavo Romero, Arq. is a full time faculty at Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He teaches architectural design studio to bachelor students and design and technology to graduate students in the Housing and Urban Design program. Professor Romero has been a member of NGO’s dedicated to the study of housing and popular settlements in Mexico such as Habitat, and Fomento Solidario de la Vivienda A.C. (FOSOVI) and is currently president of the latter. These organizations have played a major role in assisting low-income groups in areas such as community organization, cooperative formation, and financial, technical, and legal guidance to residents. Professor Romero has also participated in the formulation of housing policies at local and national levels. He has combined this outreach and research work to academia which has allowed him the explorations of housing alternatives.

Architect Romero is a member of Consejo Nacional de Vivienda (CONAFOVI) in which he acts as representative of civil organizations and representative of national educational and research centers in Mexico. He has been a member of councils at the local and national level and was a member of the Housing International Council (HIC) from 1981-1991.

Gustavo Romero has been invited to seminars on housing in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. He has presented papers in Belgium, Spain, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, and other. Currently, Professor Romero participates in the XIV “F” Network on Social Technologies and Living Centers of the Ibero American Program on Science and Technology (HABITED) where he coordinates the project Community Participation in the Social Production of Housing.

His latest publications include: La participacion en planeamiento y el diseño del habitat popular (The participation in the planning and design of popular housing) in coordination with Rosendo Mesias (Cuba); La produccion social del habitat (the social production of housing); and La participacion en el diseño arquitectonico y urbano de la produccion social del habitat (the participation in the architectural and urban design of the social production of housing).


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