Last updated: 2019/01/30

Alejandra Rivera

Alejandra Rivera

Brussels Capital Region, Belgium

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Erasmus Mundus 4Cities Master in Urban Studies

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UNICA EuroMaster in Urban Studies

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Alejandra Rivera is currently a student of the Erasmus Mundus 4CITIES EuroMaster in Urban Studies taking place in four different European capitals: Brussels, Vienna, Copenhagen, and Madrid. At the moment she is located in Copenhagen.

She holds a B.A. in International Relations, and minor in Economics from Florida International University, in Miami, USA. She has experience in international commercial trends in Latin America given her most recent position as Cargo Flow Analyst at CMA-CGM, the third largest shipping company in the world. She has also worked at PanAmerican Development Foundation (OAS) where she contributed to various capacity building and empowerment projects.

Research interests:

  • Sustainable and equitable urban development
  • Comparative analysis between European and Latin American cities
  • Alternative urban economies
  • Revitalization and new uses of old spaces
  • Social cohesion
  • Marginalized groups
  • Bridging socio-spatial inequalities

Areas of Expertise: 

  • International economic development
  • International relations and politics of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Urban sustainability and creative thinking
  • Social cohesion initiatives
  • Analysis of quality of life and livability (Vienna case study)
  • Research methods

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