Adèle Cassola is a Research Associate with the Global Strategy Lab. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Urban Planning at Columbia University, where her mixed-methods research examined how political, economic, and institutional factors influence the local adoption and implementation of equitable development policies. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics.
Adèle previously led globally comparative research on equity in legal rights protections at the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the World Policy Analysis Centre. She has also conducted community-based research on the health and socioeconomic wellbeing of low-income households with the Centre for Research on Inner City Health in Toronto and New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development.