Gerardo Santiago Villares

Position: Head of the Projects Unit at the AGDUS of the Madrid City Council.

Bio: Civil engineer, Expert in Universal Accessibility and Universal Design and Master in Leadership and Public Management. More than thirty years of professional career in diverse areas of building trade, for private companies and public administration. Nowadays in Madrid City Council as Chief of Projects Unit in the AGDUS working as director of
urbanization and urban sustainable mobility and the Universal Accessibility studies and projects, manager of documentation and technical regulation, as well as the advisor on these matters.

Member in several commissions and inter-disciplinary workgroups about Universal Accessibility. Academic coordinator, instructor and speaker in a few of courses and congresses related to urban sustainable mobility and Universal Accessibility.

Author of “Strategic Plan for Universal Accessibility in Madrid, "Madrid+Accesible" (2015)

Manager of “Accessibility for urbanized public spaces in the city of Madrid Reference Manual” (2016).