Juan A. García Esparza is an Associate Professor at Universitat Jaume I where he teaches Heritage Conservation and Management. His research interests rely on Heritage Science in a broad sense, from cultural landscapes to buildings. The research he is currently conducting appraises community heritage in historic cities and villages. His research is now focused on the character assessment of historic urban cores, understanding them as socio-spatial habitats defined by past and contemporary culture, society, economy, ecology and their form of regulation.