Outreach Activities


Social Innovation and Democratic Leadership

Parés, M.; Ospina, S. & Subirats, J. 2017. Social Innovation and Democratic Leadership. Communitites and Social Change from Below. Edward Elgar Publishing: Chelnteham. ISBN 978 1 78536 788 5. [ View ]

Parés, M. 2019. “Socially innovative housing activism: local context and collective leadership practices in Barcelona and New York City”. Housing Studies 34(10): 1654-1672 [ Online ]

Parés, M.; Blanco, I.; Fernández, C. 2018. “Facing the Great Recession in deprived urban areas: how civic capacity contributes to neighborhood resilience”. City & Community 17(1): 65-86  [ Online ]

Eizaguirre, S.; Parés, M. 2018. “Communities making social change from below. Social innovation and democratic leadership in two disenfranchised neighbourhoods in Barcelona”. Urban Research and Practice [ Online ]

Eizaguirre, S.; Parés, M. 2018. “La dimensió territorial de la innovació social: una mostra de pràctiques de lideratge col·lectiu a Nou Barris Nord i Sants” Documents d’Anàlisi Geogràfica 64(1): 5-24 [ Download ]


Parés, M. 2018. “Geography, Social Innovation and Leadership”. Religion and Innovation Conference: Conceptual and Normative Underpinnings of Religion and Innovation Discourses. Centro per la Scienze Religiose. Trento (Italy).

Parés, M.; Ospina, S.; Subirats, J. 2017. “Social Innovation and Democratic Leadership: Communities and Social Change from Below (book presentation)”. XXII Congreso Internacional del CLAD. Madrid (Espanya).

Parés, M.; Eizaguirre, S. 2016. “Communities making social change from below: social innovation and democratic leadership in Barcelona’s disenfranchised neighbourhoods”. 24th World Congress of Political Science – IPSA. Poznan (Poland).

Parés, M. 2016. “Collective leadership practices in social innovation initiatives: communities and social change from below”. Interpretive Policy Analysis 11th International Conference – University of Hull. Hull (UK).

Parés, M. 2016. “Neighbourhood community development: urban segregation, social innovation and democratic leadership”. Open Lecture at the Architecture Department. KU Leuven. Leuven (Belgium).

Parés, M.; Ospina, S.; Subirats, J.; Whittingham, M.V. 2015. Panel “Innovación Social para la resiliencia local: capacidad cívica y liderazgo colectivo en barrios desfavorecidos”. XX Congreso Internacional del CLAD. Lima (Perú).

Parés, M. 2015. “Social Innovation against the crisis: how leadership practices and civic capacity improve neighborhood development”. Smart Governance: Good Policy Design and Community Innovation. The City University of New York (CUNY). New York (USA).

Parés, M. 2015. “Social Innovation against Evictions: challenging collaborative urban governance under austerity”. Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers. Chicago (USA).

Parés, M. 2015. “Social Innovation against the Crisis: how social organizations and public administration work together at neighborhood level”. Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration. Chicago (USA).



Parés, M. 2016. “Social Innovation against the Crisis”. EuroScience Open Forum. Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions satellite event. Manchester (UK).
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