Dr. Melissa Pineda Pinto
I completed my Ph.D. at the Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. My thesis explores the integration of nature-based solutions and ecological justice through a mixed-methods approach. I have experience in social research methods, inter-transdisciplinary collaboration, systems thinking, and exploring human-nonhuman interactions.
I have a lot of previous architectural and planning experience in the industry and not-for-profit sectors, with design, project management, and stakeholder engagement skills. My research interests include urban ecological sustainability, social-ecological-technical systems, and urban rewilding. To explore diverse urban topics, I draw from perspectives such as environmental and ecological justice, environmental ethics, animal geographies, and multispecies design.