Néstor García Montes
Doctor of Socioloy (PhD from the Complutense University of Madrid), specializing in participatory methodologies, urban sociology, local development, environment and sustainability, with 17 years of professional experience.
Professor of Sociology at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Member of the Research Society, Planning and the Environment (GISMAT) of the UCM. Collaboration in teaching and visiting professor at various universities (ITESO of Guadalajara University (Mexico), Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico), Menéndez Pelayo International University, University of Zaragoza, University of Valladolid, University of Jaén, Polytechnic University of Madrid, University of Castilla professor La Mancha, University of Mondragón (the Basque Country), University of Las Palmas …).
Founding member and Vice President from 2012 to 2018 the Observatorio Internacional de Ciudadanía y Medio Ambiente Sostenible (CIMAS), research and sociological studies center. Specializing in research methodologies, citizen participation, local development, and sustainable development.
Conducting more than 40 research projects / advice / consulting / technical assistance in the field of citizen participation, participatory methodologies, sustainability … at national and international level.
Author and co-author of various publications, the last of them:
“Participatory planning for local environmental sustainability methodologies. The case of Agenda 21 “(2019), in Empiria Journal of Methodology of Social Sciences, Madrid, National University of Distance Education (UNED).
“Opening roads. Citizen participation processes promoted at the institutional level at the local level as a school of democratic deepening “(2019), Journal Forum, National University of Colombia.
“Urban development, ecological crisis and epistemological importance of public perception” (2018), in Santos, E. (ed.), Participatory methodologies and transforming democracies Collection Building Citizenship, No. 15, Ed. CIMAS.
“Participatory methodologies. Sociopraxis for social creativity “(2015), in VV.AA., Ed. Dextra.