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 Curriculum Vitae
Faculty of Economics and Business
Hug March
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Hug March is Associate professor in the Faculty of Economics and Business and researcher at the Laboratory of Urban Transformation and Global Change (TURBA Lab, 2017 SGR 1351), Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), UOC. He has a Degree in Environmental Sciences (UAB, 2005) and Doctor of Environmental Sciences (UAB, 2010). During his PhD he did a pre-doctoral stay at the School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester. Later, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the MAELIA project (funded by the RTRA STAE) at the National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA, Toulouse) and the Gosciences Environnement Toulouse (University of Toulouse, CNRS, IRD) (September 2010-August 2011). Between January 2012 and December 2014 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher Juan de la Cierva at IN3, UOC, and later he was incorporated into the same center as a senior researcher until he became associate professor of the Faculty of Economics and Business in April 2018.


His teaching expertise revolves around environmental management, sustainability, political ecology ecological economics.


His academic contribution is placed in the field of urban studies, geography, and urban political ecology, and broadly seeks to understand the different processes (technological, socio-demographic, political-economic) that influence social governance -environmental environment. Its current lines of research are: a) New urban paradigms of urban sustainability; b) Processes of socio-environmental transformation led by citizens; c) Models of management, new technologies and financialization of the water cycle. He is the author of more than 45 publications, between articles in international journals of impact (JCR and / or Scopus) and book chapters in prestigious international publishing houses.


  • Kallis, G., March, H. 2015. Imaginaries of Hope: The Utopianism of Degrowth. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 105(2):360-368

  • Loftus, A., March, H. 2017 (in press, published online). Integrating what and for whom? Financialisation and the Thames Tideway Tunnel. Urban Studies, DOI: 10.1177/0042098017736713

  • Loftus, A., March, H. 2016. Financializing Desalination: Rethinking the Returns of Big Infrastructure. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 40(1):46-61. 

  • Loftus, A., March, H., Purcell, T.F. 2019. The political economy of water infrastructure: An introduction to financialization. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 6(1):e1326 

  • March, H. 2018. The Smart City and other ICT-led techno-imaginaries: Any room for dialogue with Degrowth?. Journal of Cleaner Production, 197(2):1694-1703 

  • March, H., Saur, D, Rico-Amors, A. 2014. The end of scarcity? Water desalination as the new cornucopia for Mediterranean Spain. Journal of Hydrology, 519:2642-2651  

  • Valls-Casas, M., March, H., Saur, D. 2017. Examining the reduction in potable water consumption by households in Catalonia (Spain): Structural and contingent factors. Applied Geography, 87:234-244

  • Wright-Contreras, L., March, H., Schramm, S. 2017. Fragmented landscapes of water supply in suburban Hanoi. Habitat International, 61:64-74