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Natalia Burgos Cuevas


Natalia Burgos Cuevas

MA (Disasters, Adaptation and Development)
BS (Political Science and Urban Management and Development)

Coordinator International Development


Natalia Burgos Cuevas is a Researcher at Ecologic Institute. She coordinates the international development activities at Ecologic Institute. Her research areas include climate change adaptation, nature-based solutions, disaster prevention, and urban and regional planning. Her work focuses on the analysis of nature-based solutions, ecosystem restoration for climate mitigation and adaptation, and governance, policy frameworks, and co-creation approaches for sustainable urban development. She also analyzes linkages between climate change and migration, with a focus on land use and development plans. Natalia's native language is Spanish. She is also fluent in English and French, and has a basic knowledge of German.

Before joining Ecologic Institute, Natalia Burgos worked as Regional Development Advisor at the National Planning Department (Departamento Nacional de Planeación) of Colombia, being responsible for the design and implementation of the Colombian Regional Integration Strategy prioritized in the National Development Plan (2018-2022). Additionally, she worked in the enlargement of the Colombian portfolio for sustainable land use planning and climate change regional projects.

Prior to this role, she worked as Sustainable Urban Development Advisor at the National Planning Department, collaborating with the implementation of the public policy concerning the size, distribution and function of Colombian cities with a focus on climate change related projects.

Natalia Burgos completed her Master's degree in Disasters, Adaptation and Development at King's College London (United Kingdom). For her dissertation, she conducted interdisciplinary research on how governance structures influence participatory processes and their ability to support vulnerability reduction in risk communities focusing on a case study of community participation in Altos de la Estancia, Bogota (Colombia).

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