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Tatiana Maria Gadda

Federal University of Technology – Paraná
Tatiana Gadda received her PhD in Earth and Human Environmental Science from Chiba University, Japan in April 2006. While pursuing her PhD at Chiba University she was also a Cooperative Researcher at the International Development and Regional Planning Unit (RCast) at the University of Tokyo, Japan. In November 2006, Tatiana joined the United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) Ecosystems and People Program as a JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow, carrying out research on the challenge of the green agenda to urban centres by looking at the consumption patterns of ecological services in major urban centres.

Tatiana holds a Masters of Science in Spatial Planning from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), in Stockholm, Sweden, and a first degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (Pontifical Catholic University of Parana), in Curitiba, Brazil. Tatiana developed and conducted research in a number of topics including urban revitalization, urban transportation system, sustainable consumption, material flows, urban food system and urban ecosystems analysis. Her research interests concentrates on the appropriation of natural resources by cities and urban consumption patterns in cities with different income levels.

She has also worked in Brazil and internationally as a practitioner. In Sweden, before joining KTH she worked as an architect in City Planning Office of the city of Gothenburg. After finishing her PhD, she worked in Brazil in the elaboration of a housing policy and land regularization programme for the city of Porto Velho, in Rondonia. She has also worked in Brazil as a consultant on urban issues. Since 2010 Tatiana is Adjunct Professor at UTFPR where she coordinates the project Studio Cities and Biodiversity and the Youth Committee of the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development for the State of Paraná, a United Nations project.
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