Profile of Ms Melissa Garcia University of Manchester

Melissa Garcia

Doctoral research at the University of Manchester, expected finish date end of 2015. MSc in Building and Urban Design in Development at University College London (2009, Commonwealth Scholar), Graduate Diploma in Community Economic Development Concordia University, Canada (2003) and a BA in Geography/Economics from McGill University (2001). Nine years of experience working as a coordinator, consultant and/or teacher in Canada and internationally with governments, universities, non-governmental and community organisations.

General research interests

Financialisation of housing, insurgent planning, urban commons, social change, social movements, right to the city urban political ecology

PhD/Postdoctoral Research Title

Insurgent practice and housing: making urban commons?

Latest deposited documents

Institutionalising insurgent claims....Towards ´good´planning? image
Institutionalising insurgent claims....Towards ´good´planning? (January 2010)

The concept of ‘good' in planning is buried within the paradoxical spaces of the twenty-first century metropolis, spaces created in part by...

Institutionalising insurgent claims....towards ’good’ planning? image
Institutionalising insurgent claims....towards ’good’ planning? (September 2009)

The concept of ‘good’ in planning is buried within the paradoxical spaces of the twenty-first century metropolis, spaces created in...