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Fabio Alberto Hernandez Palacio { "honorific-suffix": "Førsteamanuensis", "fn": "Fabio Alberto Hernandez Palacio", "tel": "Telefon: 51832878", "email": "" }

Avdeling/enhet Det teknisk- naturvitenskapelige fakultet
Institutt/senter Institutt for sikkerhet, økonomi og planlegging
Rom KE D-438
Tlf priv/mob 98365785


I believe that better urban environments are catalysts for prosperous and more sustainable societies. However, a high-quality urban environment is not only a harmonious mix of buildings and open spaces. Its fruition and maintenance require the interaction of social values and beliefs, guiding the continuous actions of individuals and institutions over long periods of time. My research interests are both the physical characteristics of high-quality urban environments and the processes behind them. In my research, I have had studied different aspects of the sustainable city, such as densification as a planning strategy, the relationship between density and environmentally friendly transport, the relationship between urban quality and sustainability, and the transition towards more sustainable cities.

Utvalgte publikasjoner

Hernández-Palacio, F. (2018). The sustainable city in Norway: The quest for urban densification. Nordic Journal of Architectural Research (forthcoming)

Hernández-Palacio, F. (2017). A transition to a denser and more sustainable city: Factors and actors in Trondheim, Norway. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 22 (2017), pp. 50-62. doi:

Hernández Palacio, F. A. 2015. Sustainability and the urban quality. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 193 (1), pp. 677?687

Hernández Palacio, F. A. 2014. On the Feasibility and Effectiveness of Urban Densification in Norway. Nordic Journal of Architectural Research, 2 (1), pp. 83-112.

Pågående forskning

Barriers and Drivers to the Implementation of Compact and Sustainable Cities in Norway





Norwegian University of Science and Technology

University lecturer in the atelier of urban design and in the urban design theory courses for 3rd year students of Architecture. The emphasis of these courses was in urban renewal and densification.


2012/08-2012/12 (Medellin, Colombia)

San Buenaventura University

Adjunct lecturer in Urbanism and Sustainable City Development, a theoretical course for 2nd and 3rd year students of Architecture. I was also a tutor in a laboratory on urban design for small rural communities.


2012/08-2012/12 and 2010/02-2010/06 (Medellin, Colombia)

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Faculty of Architecture

Adjunct lecturer of Architectural Design in the architectural design atelier (for 3rd 4th year students focused on facilities and public space) and on urban renewal and design.


2011/02-2012/02 (Medellin, Colombia)

Universidad EAFIT, Institute of Urban and Environmental Studies

Researcher in the project Transferability of the Social Urbanism Experience in Medellin.


2009/07-2012/06 and 2004/08-2007-11 (Medellin, Colombia)

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana UPB, Faculty of Architecture

Adjunct lecturer in urbanism, lecturing and tutoring in urban design and planning, involving both theoretical courses and ateliers of design for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students of architecture




2009/08-2012/12  SOLIDUM, Medellin, Colombia. Founding Partner

2008/11-2009/2  PANOPTIC ? Delft, The Netherlands. Urban Designer

2008/05-2008/11 DN Urbland ? Delft, The Netherlands - Urban Designer

2006/01-2006/12 LAUR- Medellin, Colombia - urban planning and architecture

2005/12-2006/03 Municipality of Medellin Colombia - Consultant

2004 and 2006 Metropolitan Area of Medellin, Colombia - Consultant


Vitenskapelige publikasjoner (fra CRISTin)

  • Hernandez-Palacio, Fabio Alberto (2018). The sustainable city in Norway: the quest for urban densification, in The production of knowledge in architecture by PhD research in the Nordic countries. Nordic Academic Press of Architectural Research. ISBN 978-91-983797-2-3. 458 s.
  • Höger, Kerstin; Lykke, Bjarte; Jørgensen, Magnus; Rø, Øystein; Johnsen, Astrid Christine; Seim, Janne Celia; Palacio, Fabio Alberto Hernandez; Knapskog, Marianne (2014). WISSENSVIERTEL BERGHEIM WEST The Always Open City Campus.
  • Knapskog, Marianne; Lykke, Bjarte; Palacio, Fabio Alberto Hernandez; Jørgensen, Magnus; Rø, Øystein; Höger, Kerstin; Seim, Janne Celia; Johnsen, Astrid Christine (2014). WISSENSVIERTEL BERGHEIM WEST The Always Open City Campus. IBA Heidelberg. Heidelberg, Tyskland.