Michael Salka

Michael Salka is Co-Director of the Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings & Biocities (MAEBB), Technical Director of Valldaura Self-Sufficient Labs and a Gates Cambridge PhD Scholar (2021 – 2025). His career has harnessed environmental forces through the planning, design and construction of water infrastructures in Rwanda via Engineers Without Borders (2014); net-zero energy neighborhoods and mixed-use urban infill developments as an architect in the USA (2014 – 2018); and prototypical
engineered timber buildings, public spaces, and future ‘Biocities’ as a researcher in Spain (2018 – 2021). He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals (2013 – 2022) and books such as the Green Book of Biocities (2022), as well as developed international participatory ecological urbanism projects funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and the New European Bauhaus (NEB) (2020 – 2022). His built works feature in popular media outlets such as The New York Times (2021).