Dr Rita Lambert
Development Planning Unit
Faculty of the Built Environment
- Joined UCL
- 1st Feb 2011
Rita is a Senior Teaching Fellow and researcher at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit, joint Programme Leader of the MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development and Careers Convenor for the DPU.
I am an urban development planner and architect. My research and teaching focus on socio-environmental justice, urban risk, energy justice, urban regeneration, dignified affordable housing, mapping and participatory methodologies.
Prior to joining the DPU, I practiced as an architect for 8 years (housing and large scale urban regeneration projects) and taught at the Architectural Association in London. Moving to the development planning field, my doctoral research explored the relationship between planning, peripheral urbanisation and spatial knowledge production and circulation in Lima, Peru. I have undertaken action-research, training and capacity building at various levels and worked closely with communities to devise strategies towards socio-environmentally just urbanisation.
My research and consultancy roles span over 19 years and have included work in Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ghana, India, Panama, Peru, Colombia, UK and United States. I speak the following languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Amharic, Tigrigna.