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Gerardo Pisarello

Deputy Mayor, City of Barcelona


Born in Argentina in 1970, Mr. Pisarello has lived in Barcelona since 2001. He holds a Ph.D. in Law and he is a Professor in Constitutional Law at the University of Barcelona. Mr. Pisarello is currently First Deputy Mayor of Barcelona City Council and is responsible for Economy, Work, and Strategy. He is also in charge of International Relations and Global Justice, Historical Memory, and Technology and Digital Innovation. He is President of Barcelona Activa, the municipal local development agency, the Municipal Institute of Finance, as well as the Municipal Institute of Informatics. As author of several works on constitutionalism, human rights and the right to the city, he has published “Vivienda para todos. Un derecho en (de)construcción” (2003); “Los derechos sociales y sus garantías” (2007); “La ofensiva del constitucionalismo antidemocrático” (2011) and “Procesos constituyentes. Caminos para la ruptura democrática” (2012). For more than ten years he has been Vice-President of the Observatory of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Observatori DESC).

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