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Dr Sonia Freire Trigo
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  • Lecturer in Urban Planning
  • The Bartlett School of Planning
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
  • Postgraduate Teaching Assistant
  • The Bartlett School of Planning
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Sonia is a lecturer in urban planning, with a background as an architect and urban designer. Before moving into academia, she worked as a real estate appraiser and then as an urban planner for different planning consultancies in Spain, gaining considerable experience in the management and the delivery of urban projects. 
Sonia taught housing and development courses at LSBU for three years before joining the Bartlett School of Planning (UCL) as a lecturer in 2018. Her research interests are focused on urban redevelopment and urban regeneration processes, with particular attention to the politics of planning and its influence on the concepts of urban change and land scarcity. 

Research Summary

Sonia has worked as a research associate in research projects funded by the European Commission, RICS, RTPI, and other funding bodies. Her latest publications include: a paper about her research on vacant land in London, in International Planning Studies (2019); and a report about planning risk and residential development, with colleagues from UCL and LSE and funded by RTPI (2018).

Academic Background
2019   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2010   Master of Science Unversidad Politecnica De Madrid
2004   Bachelor of Architecture Universidade da Coruna
2004   Master of Architecture Universidade da Coruna
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