Isabelle Anguelovski

Director

Isabelle is Director of BCNUEJ and a Senior Researcher and Principal Investigator at ICTA and coordinator of the research group Healthy Cities and Environmental Justice at IMIM. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Studies from Science Po Lille and a Master’s in International Development at the Université de Paris 1 Sorbonne, pursued a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management at Harvard University and obtained a PhD in Urban Studies and Planning from MIT before returning to Europe in 2011 with a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship.

Situated at the intersection of urban planning and policy, social inequality and development studies, her research examines the extent to which urban plans and policy decisions contribute to more just, resilient, healthy, and sustainable cities, and how community groups in distressed neighborhoods contest the existence, creation, or exacerbation of environmental inequities as a result of urban (re)development processes and policies. She explores how environmental gentrification processes lead to new forms of locally unwanted land uses (LULUs), how municipalities protect vulnerable communities from climate risks and inequality, and the initiatives and obstacles to transitioning towards a low-carbon economy within European urban regions.

Keywords

  • Comparative urbanism
  • Urban planning
  • Environmental justice
  • Spatial Justice
  • Environmental Gentrification
  • Political Economy of Urban Development
  • Sustainability Planning
  • Vulnerability and Resilience in Climate Adaptation Planning
  • Food Justice and Sustainable Urban Food Systems
  • Healthy Cities and Healthy Communities

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