Miguel Torres García

Doctoral Researcher

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Miguel Torres Garcia

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Title of PhD: Political ecologies of the Urban Void

Supervisors: Stefan Bouzarovski, Jon Coaffee

Miguel Torres is in the initial stages of research which aims to formulate and illustrate with examples a concept of urban void, that is, what spatial features underlie open or unbuilt space in the city, what their relationship is with urban practice and how they influence the creation of urban tissue.


  • Architect
  • MSc in Spatial Planning


Miguel Torres studied architecture in the University of Seville, Spain. He later on specialized in Development Aid for Human Settlements in Madrid’s Universidad Politécnica, and studied an MSc in Spatial Planning at Stockholm’s Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan. Before undertaking his PhD studies at the University of Birmingham, he free-lanced as an architect and planner, mainly in the fields of international aid and built heritage.


Research interests

  • The practice of urban space
  • Urban history
  • Built heritage
  • Street art


“Contribución al estudio del desarrollo urbano del sector Norte extramuros de la primera cerca sevillana. Morfogénesis del sector entre las calles Feria, Perís Mencheta y la Alameda de Hércules” [Contribution to the study of the urban development north of Seville’s first wall. Morphogenesis of the area within the streets Feria, Perís Mencheta and the Alameda de Hércules] Medievalista [online] #9 (December 2010). Available at: http://www2.fcsh.unl.pt/iem/medievalista/. ISSN 1646-740X

Architecture and Heritage Guide-Plan for the Town of Larache, Morocco. Research coordination and cartographic edition for the Andalusian Regional Ministry of Dwelling and Regional Planning (CVOT, Junta de Andalucía) under Interreg funding (April 2009).

 “La Arquitectura Celebra. Claves Festivas para el Proyecto” [Architecture celebrates, Festive Keys to the Project].  Neutra #16 Ciudad ¡Fiesta! April 2008. ISSN 1138-1507. Pages 44-49.

Facilitating Cross-Border Cooperation in Morocco. MSc Thesis at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. December 2005. ISSN 1651-0194. ISRN KTH/INFRA/EX--05/099—S

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