Dr.ir. A.M. Fernandez Maldonado

Dr.ir. A.M. Fernandez Maldonado



Ana Maria's experience includes working in European projects as PLEEC (Planning for Energy Efficient Cities) and COHESIFY (Understanding the impact of EU Cohesion Policy on European identification). Currently she is general coordinator of the ESPON-COMPASS project (Comparative Analysis of Territorial Governance and Spatial Planning Systems in Europe).

Since August 2014, she is appointed as PhD mentor for Urbanism PhD candidates within the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. In that capacity, her role is to support PhD candidates in their PhD process and reciprocal relationship with promoters and supervisors.

Her current research and publications focus on housing and planning policies, and urban transformations in Latin American cities; spatial planning and territorial governance in Europe and comparative studies.



Ana María Fernández-Maldonado is a senior researcher at the Chair Spatial Planning and Strategy of the Faculty of Architecture of Delft University of Technology, where she works since 1992. Before that, her professional experience included work as an architect and urban designer in her own architectural office in partnership with two other architects in Lima, Peru; as urban planner in a district municipality in Lima and as researcher of urban trends in informal settlements of Lima.

Ana Maria has presented her research work in many international conferences and published in many academic journals and books. She has been invited as keynote speaker at the 42th ISOCARP Congress in Istanbul (2006); the Knowledge Cities World Summit in Melbourne (2010); and the International Congress Cities of People  in Rio de Janeiro (2012). She has also been invited to present her results in the universities of de Utrecht, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Venice, Mexico City, Ciudad Juarez and Lima.

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