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Name M Budding-Polo Ballinas MSc

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DescriptionResearcher & Advisor on Climate Resilient Cities
OrganizationWageningen Environmental Research
Organization UnitClimate resilience
Phone+31 317 483 471
Mobile+31 6 28354161
Secretarial phone+31 317 486 543
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Visiting addressDroevendaalsesteeg 3
Postal addressPostbus 100
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    Oct 2018 - Present


Monserrat Budding-Polo Ballinas is an Architect and Urban planner specialized in urban environmental management and climate change. She has working experience in the public, private and academic sectors. Monserrat has an active role as researcher, advisor and project manager for the Climate Resilient Cities team, within the Green Climate Solutions Programme at Wageningen Environmental Research (WEnR).

Her working experience and research interests include climate change, urban resilience, urban environmental management, urban governance and participatory planning, nature-based solutions, ecosystem-based adaptation, urban agriculture, financing nature-inclusive climate adaptation and land policies for sustainable urban development. Monserrat has participated in diverse international projects and events in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Likewise, she has collaborated on projects with clients like UN-Habitat, UNEP, SNV, EU Commission, Cities Alliance, Nuffic-OKP, EIT-Climate KIC, NWO and with local governments from different cities around the world.

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Key publications


Climate-Resilient Cities Wageningen Environmental Research

Act on NBS Adaptive Cities Through integrated Nature Based Solutions

Negative GHG emissions and long-time sequestration through the development of new bio-based construction products

New Water Ways Sustainable Urban Water Management

ClimINVEST Understanding Physical Climate Risk



2011: MSc. in Urban Management and Development. Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

2008: BA. of Architecture. Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico. School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities.



2021: Project Management Training (Wageningen, The Netherlands). Wageningen University and Research.

2020: Leadership Management Training (Wageningen, The Netherlands). Wageningen University and Research.

2020. MOOC Green Cities, Nature Based Solutions and Urban Agriculture (Madrid, Spain). Online course. Polythechnic University of Madrid.

2019: Certificate on Nature Based Metropolitan Solutions (Delft, The Netherlands). Online course. TUDelft, AMS Institute and Wageningen University.

2018: University Teaching Qualification (Rotterdam, The Netherlands). Risbo, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

2017: Diploma on Land Policy Instruments and Climate Change (Boston, Massachusetts). Online course. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

2017: Certificate on Writing Winning Proposals (Ede, The Netherlands). MDF Training and Consultancy.

2017: Postgraduate Diploma on Informal Markets and Irregular Settlements Regularization (Rotterdam, The Netherlands). IHS Erasmus University Rotterdam, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and UN-Habitat (Nairobi).

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