Josep Canals Molina Secretary General
Secretary General of MedCities since June 2019. He is an ecologist with long-standing expertise on urban issues.
Graduated in biology, he holds a postgraduate degree in land and landscape management and a master’s degree in territorial and urban studies.
Elected Mayor of Corbera de Llobregat (municipality of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB)) from 2009 to 2011 and metropolitan councillor of the AMB 2007-2009
Professionally, he has been advisor on environmental and urbanistic policies of the AMB and the Parliament of Catalonia between 2003 and 2007. Advisor on public space and waste management of the Mayor of Bogota 2012-2015 and advisor on public space of the Sabadell City Council (Catalonia) 2017-2019. He is an independent advisor of the InterAmerican Development Bank, the Sustainability UNESCO Chair and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Research of the German government.