Isabelle Anguelovski

Affiliation: Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain


Isabelle Anguelovski is currently a Senior Researcher and Principal Investigator at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. She was trained in urban and environmental planning (PhD, MIT, 2011), and most of her research is situated at the intersection of urban planning and policy, social inequality, and development studies. She also graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Studies from Science Po Lille (2000) and obtained a Master’s in International Development at the Université de Paris-1 Sorbonne (2001). In addition, she pursued a Graduate Certificate in NonProfit Management at Harvard University (2004). She considers herself as a scholar activist and tries to make her research meaningful for and engaged with local environmental justice activists. Before starting her PhD in 2006, she held several positions in international development NGOs such as Oxfam America. She also spent 10 years in the US before returning to Europe with a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship. Most of her research is centered on studying processes and dynamics that lead to more just, resilient, healthy, and sustainable cities, bringing together theory from urban planning, public policy, urban and environmental sociology, and urban geography.  Her projects examine the extent to which urban plans and policy decisions contribute to more just, resilient, healthy, and sustainable cities, and how community groups in distressed neighbourhoods contest the existence, creation, or exacerbation of environmental inequities as a result of urban (re)development processes and policies.

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