Portrait of Mar Santamaria


She holds a Degree in Urban Architecture (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2006) with more than 15 years of experience in spatial analysis, governance and planning, and strategic urban projects.

She is co-founder, with Pablo Martínez Díez, of 300.000 Km/s, an urban think tank based in Barcelona, which explores the potential of big data and new computing paradigms to improve urban analysis, strategic planning and decision-making.

Portrait: © Gunnar Knechtel

Articles by Mar Santamaria Varas

The impacts of artificial intelligenceLet the city make us uneasy

The polarisation and segregation fuelled by algorithms may end up shaping the city. AI feeds off itself and, as if it were an infinite mirror, it insists on showing us what it...

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