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Mariana Barrera
National Director of Innovation and Sustainable Development, Secretary of Urban Infrastructure, Ministry of Home Affairs, Public Works and Housing of Argentina

BA in Economics and Masters in Finance by Torcuato Di Tella University. Master in Urban Planning from Harvard University, fully funded by Fulbright and World Bank, 2012-2014. She's National Director of Innovation and Sustainable Development, at Argentina's Secretary of Urban Infrastructure, Ministry of Home Affairs, Public Works and Housing. 

Lead Researcher for the project “Boom Towns and the effects of infrastructure investment: a case study of land use and socio-spatial patterns in Añelo, Argentina”, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2014-2016. Advisor on the design and coordination of Argentina’s Habitat National Plan for 2015 Presidential Campaign. 

Since 2014, she's a consultant on capacity building and urban development projects from international organizations. Research Assistant Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure (IDB-Harvard), 2013-2014. Author of three publications on infrastructure investment and public spending in Argentina. Coordinator of several international events on project finance and public-private partnerships. Teaching fellow at Torcuato Di Tella University’s Master in Finance and MBA, 2009-2011. Senior project finance analyst at international organizations and the public and private sectors in Latin-American, 2006-2012.


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