A collective study lab


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow working on the CLIMATEJUSTHOME project at the Polytechnic of Turin

Melissa García-Lamarca is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow working on the CLIMATEJUSTHOME project at DIST, Polytechnic of Turin, and is a member of the Beyond Inhabitation Lab. With a PhD in Geography from the University of Manchester, she held Spanish- and European-funded postdoctoral positions for the past six years at the Autonomous University of Barcelona’s Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability.

Her work untangles the lived experiences of housing financialisation and collective struggles towards housing justice, as well as the financial and real estate related dimensions of urban green inequalities. Melissa is a member of the Radical Housing Journal editorial collective, and has over fifteen years of experience working as a consultant in a sustainability workers cooperative, a researcher, teacher and project coordinator in Canada and internationally.

To know more about Melissa’s Marie-Curie project, please visit: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101060840


García Lamarca, M. Non-Performing Loans, Non-Performing People: Life and Struggle with Mortgage Debt in Spain. 2022. Athens, University of Georgia Press. Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series.

Selected publications

García-Lamarca, M., Anguelovski, I., Venner, K. 2022. Challenging the financial capture of urban greening. Nature communications, 13: 7132.

García-Lamarca, M., Anguelovski, I., Cole, H.V.S., Connolly, J.J.T., Pérez-del-Pulgar, C., Shokry, G., Triguero-Mas, M. 2022. Urban green grabbing: Residential real estate developers discourse and practice in gentrifying Global North neighborhoods, Geoforum, 128: 1-10.

García-Lamarca, M. 2021. Real Estate Crisis Resolution Regimes and Residential REITs: Emerging Socio-Spatial Impacts in Barcelona. Housing Studies, 36(9): 1407-1426.