Carolina Lunetta

Carolina Lunetta

Specialist in Spatial Planning and Gender

Carolina Lunetta is a member of the Urban Socio-Spatial Development Department. Her main areas of interest focus on urban planning, urban development, informal land markets and gender. At IHS, she participates in advisory, research projects and also supports the educational activities within the Master’s course. Recently, Carolina has coordinated a research project on urban expansion in Mozambique and is currently a researcher in the DFID funded project on complex land markets in Uganda and Somaliland.

Carolina has seven years of working experience in urban management and architecture projects in the public and private sectors. Before joining IHS, she worked for the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) as an international consultant in Cambodia. She has supported the development of spatial plans for provinces and municipalities and has conducted workshops on gender responsiveness in planning. In her native Brazil, she has worked as a consultant for the government and coordinated the development of several social housing plans for municipalities and metropolitan regions. She has also research and working experience in Nepal, Kosovo, and The Netherlands.

Carolina holds a Master’s degree in Urban Management from Technische Universität Berlin in Germany. For her Bachelor, she studied Architecture and Urbanism at the Universidade Mackenzie in Brazil and the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in The Netherlands. She focused her studies on social housing projects and gentrification. 

Clark, M., Jachnow, A., Keunen, E., Lunetta, C., Marx, C., Nyamai, D. N., Rabé, P, and Walls, M. (2020). Complex land markets in Uganda and Somaliland : overarching synthesis report. Rotterdam: Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS).

Jachnow, A., Keunen, E., Lunnetta, C., Mazzolini, A. and Brilhante, O. (2017). Urbanization in Mozambique : assessing actors, processes, and impact of urban growth (Research monograph). Brussels: Cities Alliance.

Keunen, E. and Lunetta, C. (2017). Analysing urban growth in Mozambican cities : the influencing factors of urban expansion and their impacts. Trialog, 1/2017 (128, December 2017), 10-16.

Lunetta, C., Jachnow, A. and Teschner, K. (2017). Trialog no. 128 (Special issue : Urban transitions in Africa). Frankfurt / Main: Verein zur Erforschung des Planens und Bauens in Entwicklungsländern.

Lunetta, C. (2015). Remoção Branca as state-led gentrification in the southern zone favelas of Rio de Janeiro, paper presented in the RC21 Conference, Urbino, 27-29 August.

Lunetta, C. and Ollertz Silva, A. S. (2014). Land issues in post disaster management : the response of the national and local governments towards land tenure and property rights for the displaced population. In R. D'Alençon and F. Rota (Eds.) Heritage and catastrophes : prevention, emergency, restoration and transformation in 2009 L’ Aquila earthquake, (pp. 73-86). Berlin: Technische Universität Berlin.

Rubano, L. M., Fehr L., Recamán L. A., Ollertz, A. S., Lunetta, C., Moreira, F. and Venzon, J. (2012). Habitação coletiva : reconfigurando a quadra do Carmo, São Paulo, PARC Pesquisa em Arquitetura e Construção, 3(1), 72-80.

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