Valencia, december 12, 2022.- On the occasion of the celebration on December 9 of the International Day for the Fight against Corruption, the Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency organized a Conference to debate and reflect on urban planning and the risk of corruption.
The day, attended by the President of the Provincial Council of Valencia, Antoni F. Gaspar, began with the opening by the director of the Agency, Joan Llinares, and included two round tables. The first of the tables focused on the importance of citizen participation in the fight against corruption in the urban field and was moderated by Consuelo Vidal of the Observatori Ciutadà against Corruption.
In this table participated the architect Carles Dolç who stressed the complexity and secrecy in the relations between public administrations and real estate capital; and the architect Itziar González who showed her experience in promoting the Citizens’ Parliament.
The second table focused on the legal vision of the fight against urban corruption and in this case the moderator was the professor and doctor in Political Science Fernando Jiménez who is also a member of the Consell de Participació of the Agency.
The lawyer and member of Transparencia Urbanística, Irma Ferrer, focused her speech on her experience in the fight against urban corruption that she carries out in Lanzarote and launched the idea of criminal urbanism that can lead us to the extinction ofthe species.
Magistrate Joaquim Bosch spoke of the Francoist roots that are behind a clientelist model among businessmen and that explains urban corruption from the collusion between private interests and the political class.
The day ended with the reading of the conclusions by the deputy director of the Agency, Teresa Clemente and was held in person at the Palacio Colomina of the Cardenal Herrera CEU University.
It was also broadcast online and is available at the following link: