Laura Soto Francés

Laura, PhD architect, is the new General Manager of EHVA. Previously Laura was project manager of EU projects at International R&D&i of the Valencia Institute of Building (IVE), the innovation agency for the Valencian Community Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning.
Laura is also a board member of Sustainable Building Alliance. Her career spans academia, consulting, strategy, innovation and leadership across Europe. She has participated in more than 15 competitive European projects and has published scientific papers in peer reviewed journals. Her research deals with energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings and cities.


Doctor Architect with specialization in Urbanism. He currently works as a technician for the Promotion and Conservation Service. 2006-2015 Technical Director in "Cabanyal-Canyamelar Plan" (formerly "Cabanyal 2010"), and since April 2009 as manager.
He has been speaker in various urban planning forums, has participated in architectural competitions and debates on housing and urban regeneration. Founder member of ISUF-H (Hispanic - International Seminar on Urban Form), in September 2015, formed by specialists in urban morphology in Spain, member country of the international association.

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