My name is Cesar Casiano Flores. I have a bachelor's degree in International Affairs (Universidad de las Americas-Puebla), a master's degree in Sustainable Development Science (Tecnológico de Monterrey), and a PhD in Sustainable Development Innovation and Governance (CSTM, University of Twente). After obtaining my PhD, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Public Governance Institute (PGI) and the Spatial Application Division Leuven (SADL) in KU Leuven.
My academic expertise is governance of environmental and digital policies for achieving Sustainable Development Goals in urban areas. I have researched and published on the following topics of interest:
-Wastewater treatment policies,
-Climate change adaptation,
-Climate-sensitive cities transition
- Disruptive tecnologies
- Smart cities,
- Geospatial (open) data
- European Interoperability.
I have coordinated and conducted research in Europe, Latin America, and Africa as part of Horizon, Interreg and European Commission projects. I am a UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab expert, a European Commission expert evaluator for grant applications and projects in climate change, a Member of the Mexican Researchers System SNI 1, and an editorial board member of Nature Partner Journals -Urban Sustainability, Urban Planning, and Vivienda y Comunidades Sustentables.
- Grant acquisition: Member of the ODECO Consortium, Towards a Sustainable Data Open Data Ecosystem-ODECO, ETN H2020 (2021 - 2025) European Union Horizon 2020
- Member of the National Research System SNI 1 (2021 - 2024), CONACYT
- Postdoctoral Mandate Grant (2019 - 2020), KU Leuven
- Postdoctoral research grant (2018 - 2019), CONACYT
- Member of the National Research System Candidate (2017 - 2020), CONACYT
- Grant for Ph.D. research (2012 - 2016), CONACYT
- Graduated with honours for research topic and second best student in my generation (2008) Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Estado de Mexico
- Grant for master studies, CONACYT
- Bachelor, International Relations Best Student Award, Generation (2006), Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP)
- Magna Cum Laude Graduation Honours (2006), Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP)
- TELMEX grant for outstanding grades (2001 - 2005), Telefonos de Mexico
- PHI BETA DELTA Medal (2003), PHI BETA DELTA/UDLAP
- Dean’s List Member (2001 - 2003), Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP)
- Award for best student (2001), International Relations student’s board, UDLA-P