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Andrea Nóblega Carriquiry

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Socio-ecological reshaping of European Cities and Metropolitan Areas (CAT Program)
07 November 2022 -
11 November 2022

Andrea holds a B.Sc. degree with honours in architecture, and obtained a double master degree in M.Sc. International Cooperation in Urban Development (Technische Universität Darmstadt) and International Cooperation: Sustainable Emergency Architecture (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya) as part of the Mundus Urbano program through an Erasmus+ scholarship. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in the Department of Geography, financed by FI 2020 funds. Her research focuses on the eco-social and eco-political facets of Nature-based Solutions and how they can contribute to more just and sustainable strategies in flood management. From an Urban Political Ecology perspective, she analyzes them as socio-technical systems, regarding its governance processes and structures, environmental tradeoffs, social acceptance and environmental justice issues.

In November 2022, she joins the Paris IAS as part of the CAT program.

Research interests

Urban Political Ecology; Sustainable Transition Theory; Nature-based Solutions; Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems; politics of water; socio-ecological analysis; environmental justice.

Socio-ecological reshaping of European Cities and Metropolitan Areas

With our early-career network we address pressing societal challenges of living and ecology in urban agglomerations. 
Societies in European cities are faced with environmental problems related to the quality of air and water, biodiversity loss, and advancing climate change. At the same time, they need to tackle social-economic issues such as social cohesion and justice or the need to develop sustainable economic and mobility systems. All these challenges place complex demands on the use and functionality of urban space and infrastructures. Nature-based solutions, such as Green Infrastructures, are expected to play a major role in solving these issues through a redefinition and amplification of their functionality in urban areas.

Key Publications

Nóblega-Carriquiry, A. (2022). Contributions of Urban Political Ecology to sustainable drainage transitions. Documents d’Anàlisi Geogràfica, 60(2). DOI: 10.5565/rev/dag.701

Nóblega-Carriquiry, A; March, H; Sauri, D. (2022). Community Acceptance of Nature-Based Solutions in the Delta of the Tordera River, Catalonia. Land, 11(4), 579. DOI: 10.3390/land11040579

Nóblega-Carriquiry, A; Sauri, D.; March, H. (2020). Community involvement in the implementation of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDSs) in Bon Pastor, BarcelonaCommunity involvement in the implementation of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDSs) in Bon Pastor, Barcelona. Sustainability, 12(2), 510. DOI: 10.3390/su12020510