Andrea Restrepo-Mieth is joining the Bloustein School in September 2022 as an Assistant Professor. Her research examines the emergence and stabilization of urban planning and city management institutions that improve the equitable and sustainable provision of local public goods and basic services in cities in the Global South. She also conducts research on how community-based organizations, urban social movements and civil society organizations get their ideas and knowledge incorporated into planning processes and outcomes. Her current research is based in Colombia, Ecuador, and Laos and covers a range of topics including water and sanitation lifelines, water corporatization, metropolitan environmental planning, and climate change adaptation planning. She holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University, a MPP from the Lee KuanYew School, National University of Singapore, and a BA in Economics and International Relations from the State University of New York at New Paltz.