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Maria Isabel Rasmussen

Architect and Lecturer
Doctoral student

Born: 1964
Nationality: Danish 
Languages: Spanish, Danish, Swedish, English.

Architect with 10 years of working experience within housing and urban renovation, traffic and tourism planning, bicycle systems road planning, industrial design of low income housing, for private companies in Colombia, Denmark and Sweden.


Lecturing internationally at post graduate level and in undergraduate training in Sweden.
Resposabli for the research project titled: Informal settlements and sustainable urban planning for developing countries-Case studies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Guayaquil, Ecuador. 

Previously project assistant for PROMESHA  Programa para el Mejoramiento Socio Habitacional, a Sida supported capacity development programme in urban and housing development for Latin America focusing on planning, coordinating and quality management of regional and national capacity building activities.
Coordinator for two of the seven focus countries of the program, Bolivia and Ecuador and editor for the working paper series of the program: Cuaderno de Análisis.

Interested in issues related to housing, urban and landscape design; linkages to cultural values.

Informal but planned settlements -A case in Guayaquil , ICONDA, CIB library. Paper presented at the international conference Architecture in the Fourth Dimension, CIB. Boston 2011

The power of the Informal Settlements -The Case of Dar es Salaam, Paper presented at the international conference Cities to be tamed? Contestedspaces, Politecnico di Milano, Milano 2012, and published on "Planum - The Journal of Urbanism" n. 26, vol.1/2013

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