Andrea Restrepo-Mieth, Ph.D.

Andrea Restrepo-Mieth

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, Cornell; MPP, Lee Kuan Yew School, National University of Singapore; B.A. Economics/International Relations, State University of New York, New Paltz
Research Interests

  • Planning institutions
  • The politics of planning for water and sanitation
  • Grassroots involvement in urban governance
  • Cities and metropolitan areas in the Global South
  • Progressive planning
  • Climate change adaptation

Andrea Restrepo-Mieth, Ph.D. joined the Bloustein School as an assistant professor in September 2022. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania, where she worked on urban planning institutions and local climate change adaptation. She is a member of The Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement at Rutgers and the Galápagos Education and Research Alliance (GERA), a multi-institutional and interdisciplinary group of community members and university researchers working in Galápagos. Her research combines insights from urban planning, public policy and political science to examine the emergence and stabilization of urban planning and city management institutions that improve the equitable and sustainable provision of local public goods and basic services in cities in the Global South. She has a regional focus on Latin America and has also worked in Southeast Asia. She holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University, a MPP from the Lee Kuan Yew School, National University of Singapore, and a BA in Economics and International Relations from the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

  • Environmental Planning and Management
  • Global Environment (graduate)
  • Environmental Activism and Justice (cross listed graduate and undergraduate)


  • Urban World (undergraduate)

Selected Publications
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Peer-Reviewed Articles
  • Andrea Restrepo-Mieth (2023) Learning from Mistakes: Reflective Planning, Simple Junctures, and Institutional Change, Planning Theory & Practice, DOI: 10.1080/14649357.2023.2183243
  • Restrepo-Mieth, A. (Online First). Examining the Dynamics Between Formal and Informal Institutions in Progressive City Planning. Urban Affairs Review.
  • Restrepo-Mieth, A. (R&R). Elements of Institutionalization: how state and non-state actors attempt to give progressive urban planning practices continuity. Planning Theory.

Areas of Expertise: environmental planning and policy, governance, international development, planning theory, political institutions, qualitative research, water planning and policy