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Melissa Barrientos

PhD Researcher

Ms Melissa Barrientos is an Architect from Chile, an MSc in Spatial Design from the Bartlett School of Architecture, and a PhD researcher in Planning Studies and Complexity Science at the Bartlett School of Planning and The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London.

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Melissa's main interests are exploring the built environment, its structure and composition; the impact of design and urban planning on the city construction; and the relation between space and the dynamic processes driving the urban milieu. Melissa’s work focuses on studying urban phenomena such as rapid urban growth at the urban scale, in particular with respect to the problem of residential expansion and its effect on traditional cities, using urban morphometrics and complexity science. She is a designer and researcher with an innovative approach to the urban formation process based on well-informed groundwork.

Research Focus and Interests - rapid urban growth, spatial analysis, urban morphology, urban design, network science


From - Chile

Favourite Place -
Valparaiso, Chile