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Veronica Olivatto

Veronica Olivatto

Graduate Research Fellow, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, The New School

olivv722@newschool.edu

The New School

Titles

  • Graduate Research Fellow, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, The New School

Biography

Veronica Olivotto is a researcher, teacher and consultant working on urban climate change adaptation and risk reduction with a keen interest in the politics of decision making in climate resilience at multiple scales. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Public and Urban Policy at the New School of New York. She is an associate lecturer at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) based in Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands). In the past, Veronica worked on climate change related assignments and training for the German Development Agency (GIZ), the European Commission and various branches of the United Nations. She is an author and member of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN). Between 2007 and 2009, Veronica worked as sustainable development researcher at the Scottish Institute of Sustainable Technology (SISTech) based at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh). Veronica holds degrees from Erasmus University Rotterdam (MSc Urban Management and Development, 2010), Edinburgh-Napier University (MSc Ecotourism, 2007) and Milan University (BA Tourism and Local Community, 2005). Current writing appears on Authorea and impromptu rants on Twitter.

 

Education

  • MSc, Urban Management and Development, Erasmus University-Rotterdam, 2010
  • MSc, Ecotourism, Edinburgh-Napier University, 2007
  • BA, Tourism and Local Community, Milan University, 2005