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Katherine Wyndham Vasquez, Geographer - MSc - PhD Researcher

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Academic Qualifications

Geographer - Facultad de Aquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad de Chile.

MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies - London School of Economics and Political Science.

PhD Research Project

‘Population ageing during COVID-19 pandemic: shifting discourses and practices within inherited urban landscapes, the case of Santiago, Chile.

Considering the unprecedented impact of the SARS-COV-2 pandemic in Chile, and particularly on older people, this research explores how the existing institutions and programs designed to address the needs of the older people are adapting to respond to the COVID-19 emergency, exploring the evolving rationalities and practices, as well as the extent to which the inherited institutional landscape conditions their adaptation and response. 

Funded by The Advanced Human Capital Program, of the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) of the Chilean Government.

Research Interests

  • Age-Friendly Cities, Demographic Transition, Urban Studies, Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Adaptation

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