Search staff/organisations M Budding-Polo Ballinas MSc
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
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Visiting addressDroevendaalsesteeg 3
Postal addressPostbus 100
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Monserrat Budding-Polo 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 and advisor 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, participatory planning, nature-based solutions, ecosystem-based adaptation, landscape architecture, urban agriculture and land policies for sustainable urban development. Monserrat has participated in diverse international projects and events in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. As well, she has collaborated on projects with clients like UN-Habitat, UNEP, Cities Alliance, EU Commission, Nuffic, EIT-Climate KIC 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

New Water Ways Sustainable Urban Water Management

ClimINVEST Understanding Physical Climate Risk

CityAdapt Building Climate Resilience of Urban Systems through Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) in Latin America and the Caribbean


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.



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

2018: University Teaching Qualification- UTQ/BKO. Risbo, Erasmus University Rotterdam (Rotterdam, The Netherlands).

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

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

2017: Postgraduate Diploma on Informal Markets and Irregular Settlements Regularization. IHS Erasmus University Rotterdam (Rotterdam, The Netherlands).

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