Andrea Oyuela

Architect and Urban Planner, Honduras

Andrea Oyuela is an architect and urban planner from Honduras. Until recently, she was the task-manager of UN-Habitat's International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning (IG-UTP), while coordinating activities for the thematic subprogram for the Guidelines on Planning for Health and acting as a focal point within her unit for National Urban Policy activities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through her training and professional career, Andrea specialized in urban food systems, an ongoing interest of hers. Before joining UN-Habitat, Andrea worked at Alterra where she carried out research on landscape management and resilience of the urban-rural interface using wildfire events as a basis for her study. During this time, Andrea also published an article in the Journal of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems on the impact of urban agriculture practices in collaborative planning processes. Andrea is an active member of the AESOP Sustainable Food Planning Network and continues to co-author research articles on nature-based solutions for sustainable urbanization. She holds a master's degree in urban environmental management with special focus on the land use planning from Wageningen University, the Netherlands.


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