Ivette Arroyo

PhD, Researcher, Project Coordinator


Architect, with more than 20 years of experience working as practitioner and academic in Ecuador (2000-2010) and as researcher in Sweden (2011-2020). Her research focuses on human settlements in developing contexts, organized self-help housing, post-disaster housing recovery and user involvement, the capability approach, critical realism, affordable housing, collaborative housing and social integration, the production of space in collaborative housing, coping responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in everyday life, post-pandemic human settlements.

Professional work

Dr. Arroyo has working experience as practitioner, lecturer and researcher. She was director of the former Institute for Urban and Regional Planning (IPUR) at Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador. Since 2009, she has been guest lecturer at the Urban Shelter Workshop and Urban Theory Course conducted by Housing Development & Management, Dept. Architecture and Built Environment, Lund University. She has worked with integration initiatives in collaboration with refugees and volunteers since 2015.

Recent research outputs

Ivette Arroyo, 2019 Apr 18, Lund, Sweden: Housing Development & Management, Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University. 282 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)

Ivette Arroyo & Johnny Åstrand, 2019, In : Journal of Critical Realism. 18, 2, p. 142-168

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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