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Alejandra Ramirez Cuesta


Alejandra Ramirez Cuesta holds a Professional degree in Architecture, School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism; National University of Cordoba, Argentina, and a Master degree on “Proyectación Urbanística.” Polytechnic University of Catalonia; Barcelona; Spain. Before enrolling in the LBJ School’s Ph.D. program in fall 2005, Alejandra Ramirez Cuesta taught urban planning at the School of Architecture, National University of Buenos Aires, for four years. Throughout her academic career she has developed several research projects related to urbanism, local development and socioenvironmental topics. Furthermore she has worked in the Government of the City of Buenos Aires (Argentina), as well as, in the NGO sector providing technical advice on environmental and urban policy issues. She is PhD Candidate at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Alejandra is currently doing her dissertation on “Geography of the Urban Environmental Pollution: The Case of the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires.” Her research interest focuses on urban policy, urban environment and poverty, governance, GIS and urban spatial analysis, with a regional interest in Latin America.

Committee: Dr. Peter Ward (Chair), Dr Robert Wilson, Dr. Bryan Roberts, Dr. Shama Gamkhar, Dr. Javier Auyero, Dr. Jennifer Miller, Dr. Javier Auyero

Thesis: "The Geography of Urban Environmental Pollution in Latin America: the Spatial Outcomes of Industrial Development in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires".

Research Interests: Urban Planning, Environment and Poverty, Urban Policy and Equity, GIS and Urban Spatial Analysis, Regional Interest in Latin America