Skip to content


Gerardo del Cerro Santamaría is a Senior Research Scholar, Professor, Author and International Advisor in New York. He has served as Visiting Professor at MIT, a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, and a Program Director (Gateway Engineering) at the U.S. National Science Foundation. For 23 years he was Research Professor of Planning and Megaprojects and Senior Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Innovation at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan. He is a Senior Research Fellow at Future Earth Urban Knowledge-Action Network, Earth System Governance Project and Global Land Program, a member of the European Union Expert Group in Regional Policy (Regio Program), and a United States Fulbright Award Recipient in Urban Planning. In 2023 he served as Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and as Visiting Academic at University College London. Previously he served as a United States Professional Ambassador in Asia and Latin America (U.S. Faculty Fulbright Program), and as Advisor to the U.N. Development Programme. His is the author of over one hundred academic publications. One of his current lines of work deals with the application of Earth System Boundaries frameworks to development in global cities and regions. Del Cerro Santamaría is a member of the Centre Internationale pour la Recherche Transdisciplinaire (CIRET) in Paris, the Academy of International Business, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the New York Academy of Sciences. Gerardo holds Ph.D.´s from the New School for Social Research in Manhattan (full-tuition scholarship) and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain. Previously, he had obtained undergraduate degrees in Science and Mathematical Logic & Philosophy of Science in Spain. He resides in New York City. A music lover and classical piano player, he holds the degree of “Professor of Piano” from the Joaquín Turina Conservatory in Madrid, and actively participates in New York’s musical life.


Related people