Angela Lopez

Former Intern

Angela is an Architect and Urban Planner. She undertook a research internship with the Global Compact Cities Programme from February to September 2015, during which time she worked on analysis of the results of the inaugural Global Compact City Scan.

Angela holds a Master of Urbanism degree and a Technology in Sustainable Development Specialisation from TU Delft in The Netherlands. Angela’s research focuses on sustainable water management and poverty, the two major issues she recognises from Mexico City, her home city.

Current risks of flooding and fresh water scarcity that the Mexico City Metropolitan Area is facing became the basis of her Honours thesis – From Threat to Opportunity: Spatial Strategies integrating urban and water dynamics towards a redevelopment model for informal settlements in Mexico’s City’s Periphery.

Her research sought to raise awareness of the vulnerability of informal settlements, which will increase if the denial for interaction between the city and water continues. Angela’s research delivered spatial strategies from social, technical, economic and political perspectives for improving the water supply and wastewater management practices to balance the current unsustainable situation.

Angela has a Bachelor of Architecture from the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in Mexico. She is also accredited as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Professional.