Ramirez Aranda, Nohemi

Ramirez Aranda, Nohemi

Research Fellow

Social Sciences Unit at Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, ILVO, Merelbeke, Belgium 

Research Interest

My interest relies on the rising need to adapt and mitigate climate change with greener solutions that create synergies between people, the environment, and private-public stakeholders. Based on the case study at the Cañaveralejo river in Colombia I developed a quantitative-qualitative strategy that combined hedonic pricing models, GIS, and surveys to forecast the impact of a particular green infrastructure project on land values (monetization-measurement of ecosystem services) and its capability to mitigate the risk of flooding in vulnerable areas. This was later used to encourage stakeholders for investment and the development of land value capture tools.

Currently, I am working on my Ph.D. research, which is part of the RECOMS - ESR15 program: Participatory GIS - Stimulating resourceful community management of open space through dialogue and visioning at Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO). This research is the convergence of my previous academic and work experience with the curiosity to push PGIS further into community development and space management.


Nohemi Ramirez Aranda is an architect graduated in 2015 at Universidad Iberoamericana Torreon (Mexico). From 2009-2015 she gained expertise on design and construction during her position as Chief of the design department at a local architecture firm as well as urban design collaborations with the local municipality and Universidad Iberoamericana. In 2016 she received a Master in Science in Urban Management and Development with a specialization in Urban Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change (UESCC) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. During 2016-2017 she collaborated with Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Universidad del Valle and Institute for International Urban Development (I2UD) in the Program on Latin America and Caribbean cities. She also participated in the development of “CAST”, a capacity assessment tool on behalf of C40 and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) tested in cities like Bangalore, Bogota, and Mexico to identify existing gaps that have prevented implementation of urban projects and strategies


Contact information

Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 115 bus 2, 9820 Merelbeke