Alejandra Rivera has experience in international projects, consulting, urban comparative research and analysis, and strategic planning. Her research focus areas are social urbanism, human rights and urban sustainability, and the local-global dynamics of the just transition. Alejandra leads the research process in eight cities globally under the project “Building for Today and the Future: Advancing Just Transitions in the Built Environment”. This two-year project will strengthen the evidence base, build a collective narrative and vision, and influence key stakeholders to enable a just transition in the built environment. Alejandra also supports the Built Environment team through ecosystem building with human rights and urban development actors globally; as well as the implementation of the ‘Dignity by Design’ Framework – a practical guide to respect human rights throughout the built environment lifecycle. Prior to her current role, Alejandra worked as a researcher supporting various projects of the built environment. This included primary and secondary research and analysis on European decarbonisation policies, community-led and participatory strategies in the built environment globally, and field research activities in urban planning and human rights in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia in partnership with IHRB’s affiliated organization there, CREER.