Dr Claudia Murrayis a Research Fellow at the School of Real Estate and Planning, University of Reading. Her research interests focus on the socio-cultural and economic implications of rural and urban development of the built environment. Claudia has received several research grants from councils including the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Council. She is the Latin American regional convenor for the Academy of Urbanism, a Fellow of the RSA, and an associate of the Walker Institute for Climate Change. She is also a consultant for the Newton Fund Programme and a reviewer for research councils in the UK and abroad. Claudia has a degree in Architecture, a MA in Cultural Studies, a MSc in Real Estate Appraisal and a PhD in Human Geography/Architecture. She has published widely in the areas of environment and development, sustainable housing and housing policies, urban inequality and participatory design methods. Her book, Real estate and development in South America was published by Routledge in 2018 and the second volume covering Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean countries is currently in press with a publication date for October 2020.
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