Background and activities
Marcin holds an Honors B.A. degree in Urban Studies from York University (Toronto, Canada) and a M.Sc. degree in Urban Ecological Planning from NTNU. His main areas of research are low-income housing, informal urban development and land use planning in Latin America.
He worked as a consultant and participated in several projects in Poland, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Colombia, Uganda and India, together with the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Shack / Slum Dwellers International (SDI), Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and the City Planning Division at City of Toronto, among others. Marcin is member of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP).
In his work, he puts emphasis on participatory planning methods as well as data collection and analysis utilizing GIS platforms. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Polish.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2017) Master plans and urban ecosystems: How the poor transform land-use from rigid into organic - A case from Colombia. Habitat International. vol. 66.
- (2016) Should I stay or should I go: The role of Colombian free urban housing projects in IDP return to the countryside. Habitat International. vol. 56.
Part of book/report
- (2014) Mexico City: Reconnecting an inland metropolis to water. Proceedings of the 50th ISOCARP Congress - Gdynia, Poland, 23-26 September 2014, Urban Transformations: Cities and Water.