Isabelle obtained a PhD in Urban Studies & Planning (MIT) before returning to Europe in 2011 with a Marie Curie fellowship. Situated at the intersection of urban planning and policy, social inequality and development studies, her research examines the extent to which urban plans, policies, and socio-environmental interventions contribute to more just, resilient, healthy, and sustainable cities. She also studies how community groups in distressed neighborhoods contest the existence or exacerbation of environmental inequities as a result of urban (re)development processes. Based at UAB-ICTA where she leads the research line on Cities & Environmental Justice, she is also an affiliated researcher at IMIM where she directs the Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice & Sustainability (BCNUEJ). Much of her work takes place in marginalized urban neighborhoods who are resisting displacement in Europe, the US, L. America, S. Africa, and S.E Asia.