Maroš Finka, director of the Central European Research and Education Center in Spatial Planning – SPECTRA of the EU Center of Excellence, UN expert for the new urban agenda Habitat III, expert of the Office of the Government of the Slovak Republic, member of ARL Hannover, professor in space at STU in Bratislava, SPA-CE spokesman. net, research institutions in the field of spatial development in the Mediterranean and the participation of Europe, participation in more than 50 years and 45 international research and practice-oriented projects in the field of spatial planning, urban development, revitalization and environmental planning, author of more than 200 books and countries in within Slovak periodicals and appearances at scientific events, holder of the Scientist of the Year awards and the Danubius 2017 award.