Laura Quadros Aniche

Laura Quadros Aniche

Specialist in Urban Sustainability and Climate Change, PhD Candidate

Laura Quadros Aniche is an Urban Sustainability and Climate Change specialist working in education, advisory, and urban sustainability and governance research. Her expertise focuses on nature-based solutions, ecosystem services, climate adaptation and resilience, urban living labs, participatory processes and legitimacy.

She teaches, mentors, and supervises students of the MSc in Urban Management and Development. She is part of the Urban Environment, Sustainability, and Climate Change master track and is also a member of the IHS Examination Committee.

Laura is involved in advisory and research projects at IHS. Some of her recent and ongoing projects include:

  • SCORE (Smart Control Of The Climate Resilience In European Coastal Cities), a large H2020 research and innovation project aimed at the development, deployment, evaluation, and uptake of integrated Ecosystem-Based Approaches (EBA) and smart technologies to improve the climate resilience of European coastal cities, through the establishment of a Coastal City Living Lab (CCLL) infrastructure involving multiple stakeholders and supported by novel digital technologies.
  • Urban Water Challenges – Integrated Sustainable Solutions in China, a knowledge-to-knowledge project on water governance and sustainable urban renewal in a ‘Partnership in Business’ project in China funded by RVO (The Netherlands Enterprise Agency);
  • Peacebuilding In Peri-Urban Areas: Nature-Based Solutions For Community Resilience, a Refresher Course in Colombia, funded by Nuffic;
  • Nature-Based Solutions For Climate Change Adaptation And Mitigation, a tailored course in Ecuador, jointly organized with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE)

She also coordinates the new IHS book “Urban Management in Emerging Economies. New Paradigms and Practices”.

Laura holds a Master's (cum laude) in Urban Management and Development at IHS, an MBA in Real Estate Business and Civil Construction Management, and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning. Before joining IHS, Laura worked in project management, urban development projects, civil construction, and real estate business for twelve years. She worked on large neighbourhoods, residential, commercial, corporative, hotel and mixed-use projects, with global vision and management from land acquisition until post-delivery. Her responsibilities included acting in product concept; market intelligence; financial viability, planning and monitoring; legalization and urban aspects; architecture, structure and complementary projects analysis and coordination; legal and business structure; real estate register; marketing and publicity planning; sales approval and supervision; monitoring of customer requests; budget and contracts scope analysis; construction monitoring, and LEED and Triple-A certificates processes.

Ye, L., Peng, X., Quadros Aniche , L., Scholten, P. H. T. and Ensenado, E. M. (2021). Urban renewal as policy innovation in China : from growth stimulation to sustainable development. Public Administration and Development, (First online 21 March 2021)
Villalba Ferreira, M. E.; Dijkstra, G.; Quadros Aniche, L. and Scholten, P. (2020). Towards a typology of inter-municipal cooperation in emerging metropolitan regions. A case study in the solid waste management sector in EcuadorOpens external. Cogent Social Sciences, 6 (1), 1757185, (First online 28 April 2020)


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