Isabelle Anguelovski is a social scientist trained in urban and environmental planning (PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011) and international development (Université de Paris I-Sorbonne, 2001), whose research is situated at the intersection of environmental policy and planning, social inequality, and development studies.
Her recent research has examined environmental mobilization and revitalization in low-income and minority neighborhoods across political systems and contexts of urbanization (Barcelona, Boston, and Havana). This project -- an attempt to re-conceptualize the traditional environmental justice scholarship -- focuses on long term livability efforts by residents, NGOs, and community organizations and seeks to understand the role of community identity and place attachment in local environmental initiatives and strategic organizing.
In parallel, Isabelle has collaborated on research on urban climate adaptation, examining variations in planning approaches across cities, especially Durban (South Africa) and Quito (Ecuador). Led by Prof. JoAnn Carmin (MIT), this research examined factors that lead city governments to engage in climate adaptation planning and the ways in which they sustained their initiatives. In the past, Isabelle also studied environmental mobilization and conflict resolution techniques among communities affected by extractive industries such as oil, gas, and mining, with a specific focus on Andean countries and indigenous people. Her publications include peer reviewed articles on environmental justice and mobilization, alternative conflict resolution, environment and social movement strategies and tactics, and planning and justice in climate adaptation.
List of publications: http://www.eco2bcn.es/?q=node/131