Arancha Muñoz-Criado is an international consultant, architect and urban planner, Master in Landscape Architecture (Harvard, 1992), with more than 25 years of experience in delivering green infrastructure, strategic planning, landscape design projects and regional planning policy.
She has served in public office as Director General of Landscape and Environmental Planning and Secretary for Urban Planning, Landscape and Environment of the Autonomous Region of Valencia, Spain. In these roles, she developed and directed the Sustainable Territorial Strategy for the Region of Valencia, the Green Infrastructure Regional Plan, and the Landscape and Urban Development Law instituting landscape and green infrastructure as the essential framework for urban planning for the 550 municipalities of the region.
Prior to her role in regional government, as a private practitioner Arancha was responsible for the design of major river corridors, coastal plans, metropolitan and urban parks, masterplans, municipal plans for sustainable urban growth, conservation of cultural landscapes, sustainable tourism and for regional and urban open space systems.
Arancha has recently led the Masterplan for the rehabilitation of Wadi Al Aqeeq in Medinah, Saudi Arabia (with Buro Happold), the Strategy and Guidelines for Qatar´s Public Realm (with AECOM), and the development of a Green Infrastructure Framework for the USA (ESRI).