Professor in Global Urbanism and Resilience at the University of Edinburgh. Professionally qualified in Architecture and Urbanism in Uruguay, her research focuses on current processes of urban development and regeneration in Latin America and Europe. Soledad has extensive expertise in sustainable planning in growing Latin American cities, with a focus on community-empowerment, participatory and co-creation processes in the production and management of the built environment, with particular interest in increasing resilience and adaptation to climate change. She is currently leading research focused on community-led climate change-related risk management in Mexico and Colombia. She taught in the Faculty of Architecture in Montevideo, the University of Seville and was invited speaker to the School of Architecture, CEU in Madrid. She is currently Dean International for the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences and Dean for Latin America and Director of the Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies at the University of Edinburgh.