Professional background
I am a lecturer at Economics and Business Department of UOC since 2007. I joined UOC after completing a postdoctoral fellowship in the Institute of Advanced Studies at Lancaster University (2005-2007) and receiving a PhD in Geography from the University of Manchester in 2005.

I am currently located at IN3, where I am directing the Research Programme in Urban Transformation in the Knowledge Society.

I am also associated researcher at the Cultural Political Economy Research Centre (Lancaster University).

Lines of Research

Global Competitiveness and Urban Change
This collaborative project (with Greig Charnock, The University of Manchester) examines urban regeneration currently in process in Poblenou, once the industrial heartland of Barcelona (dubbed the 'Catalan Manchester'), and now the district of the city strategically targeted as the 'space for the concentration of knowledge-intensive activities' by Barcelona City Council. By grounding the research in heterodox social theory, the project aims to provide fresh insights into the changing dynamics of competitive cities in relation to wider globalisation processes, as well as an original analysis of the relationship between planning and governance institutions and communities experiencing these changes on an everyday basis.

Urban Policy Mobilities
This research focuses on ?urban policy mobilities, "the ways in which policy knowledge and policy models move from city to city" (McCann, 2008: 886), and therefore in the increased importance of city networks as mechanisms for the circulation of policy ideas in the society of information and communication. Currently, I am collaborating with colleagues in two research projects: the Anglo-Catalan production of the Barcelona Model (funded by Generalitat de Catalunya) and the business of moving policies (funded by IN3).

Mediterranean Mobilities Research Network
In collaboration with Dr. Javier Caletrío (Lancaster University), we started in 2006 the Mediterranean Mobilities Research Network as a meeting point for researchers of different disciplines and countries working on the issues of the Mediterranean and mobility. In the last two years it has organised various seminars in Lancaster University and in international conferences on topics ranging with geopolitics, migration, tourism, and water politics. It has also promote via web, research dissemination and policy news. The Mediterranean Mobilities Research Network forms part of the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University. We are currently studying the material conditions for the creation of a common cultural and social space in the Mediterranean.

Selected Publications
Ribera-Fumaz, R. (2009) "Economy: Rethinking Culture and Economy through the Lens of Urban Political Economy." Progress in Human Geography 34, 33, 447-465.
Vivas, J., López, Ò., Ribera, R.(2009) "Nuevas tecnologías y espacios urbanos. Espacios de sociabilidad transitoria en Barcelona." Zainak, 31-32.
Ribera-Fumaz, R., ed. (2009). Integració de mercats. Barcelona: UOC.
Pascual-Molinas, N. and R. Ribera-Fumaz (2008). "Gentrification and Retail in Ciutat Vella, Barcelona". In L Porter and K. Shaw, eds., Whose Urban Renaissance: An international comparison of urban regeneration policies, 181-190. London: Routledge.
Lladós, J.; M.J. Martínez; L. Garay and R. Ribera (2008). El sector de les telecomunicacions a Catalunya. Report to Centre d?Economia Indústrial.
Etxezarreta, M. and Ribera-Fumaz (2008). "Capitalismo, Espacio y Vivienda." In Auge y Crisis de la Vivienda en España, Informes de Economía 5, 4-16. Barcelona: Taifa.
Caletrío, J and R. Ribera-Fumaz (2007) "Mediterranean studies, Braudel and the ?mobility turn? in the social sciences." Ulisses Cibernètic 5, 1-10.
Ribera-Fumaz, R.; P. Vivas and F. González (2007). "Ciudades en la sociedad del conocimiento: una introducción." Papers UOC. 5, Pag. 1-5.

Publications (24)
Charnock, G., Ribera, R. (2014). The Production of Urban Competitiveness: The Modelling of 22@Barcelona . In: Moravánszky, Á., Schmid, C., Stanek, L. After the Urban Revolution. Applying Henri Lefebvre in Urban Research and Architecture. Aderlshot: Ashgate. Pag. 157-172. ISBN. 978-1-4094-4292-9
March, H., Ribera, R. (2014). "Una revisión crítica desde la Ecología Política Urbana del concepto Smart City en el Estado español". Ecología Política. Cuadernos de Debate Internacional. Num. 47, Pag. 29-36. ISSN.1130-6378.
Charnock, G., Purcell, T., Ribera, R. (2014). The Limits to Capital in the Periphery: Crisis and Revolt in Spain. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. . ISBN. 9781137319937
Charnock, G., Purcell, T., Ribera, R. (2013). "City of Rents: The limits to the Barcelona Model of urban competitiveness". International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Num. 1, Pag. 198-217. ISSN.0309-1317. DOI: 10.1111/1468-2427.12103.
Ribera, R. (2012). Some notes on Smart Urbanism. In: Esguivillas, D. Urban Strategies for Social and Spatial Reformulation. MADRID: Universidad Francisco de Vitoria . Pag. 65-72. ISBN. 9788415423164
Etxezarreta, M., Ribera, R., Navarro, F., Soldevila, V. (2012). "Boom and (Deep) Crisis in the Spanish Economy: the Role of the EU in its Evolution". Boletim de Ciencias Economicas. Pag. 1-56. ISSN.0870-4260.
Peñaranda, M., Simoes, J., Di Masso, A., Mora, M., Pellicer, I., Pérez, F., Ribera, R., Urzúa, V., Vivas, J. (2012). Saturación y desaparición del espacio público: nuevas reflexiones para su 'recuperación”. In: Fernández, B., Hidalgo, C., Martos, M., Salvador, C. Psicología Ambiental 2011: entre los estudios urbanos y el análisis de la sostenibilidad.. ALMERIA: Universidad de Almería. Asociación de Psicología Ambiental (PSICAMB). Pag. 105-122. ISBN. 978-84-693-9260-7
Gavaldà, J., Ribera, R. (2012). Barcelona 5.0: from Knowledge to Smartness?. Editorial UOC .
etxezarreta, m., Ribera, R. (2012). nuevos movimientos sociales en tiempos de crisis. In: Calva, J. ¡Si se puede! Caminos al desarrollo con equidad. Mexico DF: Pag. 318-342. ISBN. 978-607-711-042-2
Charnock, G., Ribera, R. (2011). "'A New Space for Knowledge and People'? Henri Lefebvre, Representations of Space, and the Production of '22@barcelona"". Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. Num. 4, Pag. 613-632. ISSN.0263-7758. DOI: 10.1068/d17009.
Lladós, J., Garay, L., Martínez, M., Ribera, R. (2011). Anàlisi de les Telecomunicacions a Catalunya. BARCELONA: Col.legi D'enginyers Tècnics i Pèrits de Telecomunicació de Catalunya. ISBN. 978-84-693-7886-1
Ribera, R. (2009). "From Economic Geography to Cultural Political Economy: Rethinking Culture and Economy through the Lens of Urban Political Economy". Progress in Human Geography. Num. 0, Pag. 447-465. ISSN.0309-1325.
Ribera, R., Cortadas, P., Duch, N., González, F., Puig, A. (2009). Integració de mercats. BARCELONA: Editorial UOC. ISBN. 978-84-9788-836-3
Ribera, R. (2009). Urbanización neoliberak y nuevas fromas de modernidad en Europa. In: Virgili, T. La Unión europea y la Federación Rusa: continuidad y cambios. BARCELONA: Edicions Universitat de Barcelona. Pag. 133-148. ISBN. 978-84-475-3355-8
Ribera, R. (2009). "From urban political economy to cultural political economy: Rethinking culture and economy in and beyond the urban". Progress in Human Geography. Num. 4, Pag. 447-465. ISSN.0309-1325. DOI: 10.1177/0309132508096352.
pascual, n., Ribera, R. (2008). Society fights back: gentrification in Barcelona's Old Town . In: Porter, L., Shaw, K. Whose Urban Renaissance? An international comparison of policy drivers and responses to urban regeneration strategies . Routledge. Pag. 180-190. ISBN. 0-415-45682-7
Ribera, R., Lladós, J., duch, n. (2000). Case Study: Catalonia. In: Impact of the enlargement of the European Union on small and medium-sized Enterprises in the Union, Final report to the European Commission. Essen:
Communications and participation in congress (6)
March, H., Ribera, R., Rossi, U., Santangelo, M. (2014). Looking for a post-recession accumulation regime under austerity urbanism: the Smart City discourse as a pro-growth politics in Turin and Barcelona. In: Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Londres, 26 - 29 08
March, H., Ribera, R. (2013). From "Smart" Barcelona to the world: the discursive construciton of the Smart City in Barcelona and the City Protocol. In: Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Londres, 27 - 30 08
March, H., Ribera, R. (2013). Problematizing the new ways of city production: challenging the smart city concept from critical geography. In: 9th European Urban and Regional Studies Conference. University of Sussex. Brighton, 10 - 12 07
March, H., Ribera, R. (2013). Mobile Eco-Urbanism: Producing the Smart City in and through (the) Barcelona (Model). In: 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Association of American Geographers. Los Angeles, 09 - 13 04
charnock, g., Purcell, T., Ribera, R. (2012). City of Rents: The limits to the Barcelona Model of urban competitiveness . In: The Critical Political Economy Research Network of The European Sociological Association Conference. The Critical Political Economy Research Network of The European Sociological Association,. BARCELONA, 21 - 22 09
March, H., Purcell, T., Ribera, R. (2012). From Global Production Networks to Global Rent Networks? The globalization and financialization of the water industry. In: 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Association of American Geographers. Nova York, 24 - 28 02

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