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Mr R.S. (Ricardo) Fuentealba Fuentes MSc

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
GPIO : Governance and Inclusive Development
Photographer: Dirk Gillissen

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15629
    1001 NC Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    Ricardo Fuentealba is a PhD Candidate at the Governance and Inclusive Development (GID) Programme Group of the AISSR. His PhD research is centred on understanding how post-disaster recovery and reconstruction processes are changing urban contexts in relation to future risks. He uses a governance and ethnographic perspective to understand how spatial initiatives for risk reduction and adaptation consider historical uneven processes, and in turn, how these initiatives influence urban development.

    He holds a Master of Science in Human Geography: Society and Space, from the University of Bristol (UK), and a Bachelor in Sociology from the Universidad Central (Santiago, Chile). He has experience in the Chilean Public Sector and in Latin American NGOs, where he worked on issues related to regional and local development, urban-rural linkages, environmental movements, and indigenous development policy. 

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  • Publications



    • Fuentealba, R. (2019). Review of: [Neoliberalism and Urban Development in Latin America. The Case of Santiago, edited by Camillo Boano and Francisco Vergara-Perucich. Routledge, 2018]. Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe, 108.
    • Fuentealba, R., & Ramirez, M. (2019). Beyond the swans: cellulose extraction, social mobilization and environmental transformations in southern Chile. In J. F. Devlin (Ed.), Social movements contesting natural resource development (pp. 98-111). Routledge/Earthscan.



    • Fernández, J., Fernández, M. I., & Fuentealba, R. (2017). Institutional Arrangements for Overcoming Localized Monetary Poverty Traps: The Territories of Cauquenes and Constitución in the Maule Region of Chile. In A. Bebbington, J. Escobal, I. Soloaga, & A. Tomaselli (Eds.), Poverty, Inequality, and low Social Mobility: territorial traps in Chile, Mexico and Peru (pp. 117-157). Mexico City: Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias.
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