Juan Carlos Finck Carrales

Urban and Transport Planner, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.d.

  • Universitetsvej 1, 02

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

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Personal profile

Research

Juan Carlos Finck Carrales holds a Ph.d. degree from the Program of Society, Space and Technology from Roskilde University of Denmark; a Master’s degree in Urban Development Projects from the Universidad Iberoamericana of Mexico City; and a Bachelor’s degree in Policy and Social Management from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana of Mexico. His transdisciplinary research profile intersects the fields of Public Policy, Mobility, Urban Planning, and Internationalization of Higher Education within Decolonial Studies. He currently is an External Lecturer in the International Bachelor in Social Sciences, the International Bachelor in Humanities (Global Humanities) and the Master of Nordic Urban Planning Studies (NUPS), as well as Coordinator of the Language Profile Program of Roskilde University. He also is a Professional Consultant on Green Mobility, Urban Planning, and Social Communication in Copenhagen. He used to work for nearly five years (2011-2015) as a Social Communication Manager in the private sector for Mexican governmental institutions and political parties. Furthermore, he was General Secretary of the Mexican NGO ActúaDF for two years (2014), which has implemented projects related to social inclusion and justice in peripheral underserved neighborhoods of Mexico City. He has participated in urban planning and transport design projects in Mexico City, whose diagnoses and conclusions have been reproduced in different media and in the policymaking of the city.

 

RESEARCH

–Sustainable Transport Planning

–Green Mobility

–Informal/Alternative Transportation

–Urban Planning

–Decolonial studies (transmodernity)

–Reflexive and abductive processes (interpretative approach)

–Participatory and ethnographic focuses

–Interviews, fieldwork (photography and recorded videos), participatory workshops (consensus conferences), counting and tracing, statistics and survey

 

LECTURES

Transdisciplinary Thinking from the Global South. Whose Problems, whose solutions? // Introduction, Development, Transmodernity, Water in the Himalayas | Roskilde University, Denmark | SIB – SAB – Humbach – Global Humanities (Spring/2019, Spring/2020, Spring/2023)

Sociology // French Sociology, Max Weber's Theory, Postcolonial and Decolonial Theory, Global Stratification | Roskilde University, Denmark | International Social Science Bachelor's degree program (Fall/2019, Fall/2020, Fall/2021)

Spanish Language Profile | Roskilde University, Denmark | Fall/2018, Spring/2019, Fall/2019, Spring/2020, Fall/2020, Spring/2021, Fall/2021, Spring/2022, Fall/2022, Spring/2023, Fall/2023) 

Analytical Strategies, Applied Approaches | Roskilde University, Denmark | International Social Science Bachelor's degree program (Spring/2018)

WORKSHOPS

Study techniques | Roskilde University, Denmark | International Social Science Bachelor's degree program (Fall/2022)

Project group work | Roskilde University, Denmark | International Social Science Bachelor's degree program (Fall/2022)

Feedback forms | Roskilde University, Denmark | International Social Science Bachelor's degree program (Fall/2022) 

Reading and understanding quantitative methods | Roskilde University, Denmark | International Social Science Bachelor's degree program (Fall/2019)

Choosing and applying theories | Roskilde University, Denmark | International Social Science Bachelor's degree program (Fall/2020)

Collecting data and applying methods | Roskilde University, Denmark | International Social Science Bachelor's degree program (Fall/2020)

PROGRAM COORDINATION

The Language Profile Program | Roskilde University, Denmark | Sambach, Humbach, Humtek (Spring/2020, Fall/2020, Spring/2021, Fall/2021, Spring/2022, Fall/2022, Spring/2023, Fall/2023, Spring/2024)

COURSE COORDINATION

Transdisciplinary Thinking from the Global South. Whose Problems, whose solutions? | Roskilde University, Denmark | SIB – SAB – Humbach – Global Humanities (Spring/2023) 

Spanish Language Profile | Roskilde University, Denmark | SIB – SAB – Humbach – Global Humanities (Fall/2018, Spring/2019, Fall/2019, Spring/2020, Fall/2020, Spring/2021, Fall/2021, Spring/2022, Fall/2022, Spring/2023, Fall/2023)

External positions

External Lecturer in Transportation in Urban Europe, DIS Study abroad in Scandinavia

Aug 2023 → …

Instructor and Responsible for the course called Sustainable City Planning in Copenhagen, Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

20222023

Instructor and Responsible for the Statistics course (Copenhagen), Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

2022

External Evaluator and Censor of master thesis in Metropolitan Planning and Policies (Mexico), Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana - Unidad Azcapotzalco

Sept 2021May 2022

Keywords

  • Physical planning, Urban studies
  • Mobilities
  • Alternative/Informal Transportation
  • Urban Studies
  • Social justice
  • Megacities
  • Global Cities
  • Industrial development, Development economics and planning, Developing countries
  • Decolonial Studies
  • Transmodernity
  • Transdisciplinary research
  • Development
  • Green transitions

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