Tatiana Gadda holds an MSc in Spatial Planning from KTH in Sweden and a first degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná in Brazil. She received her PhD in Earth and Human Environmental Science from Chiba University, Japan. While pursuing her PhD she was also a Cooperative Researcher at the International Development and Regional Planning Unit at the University of Tokyo. In 2006, she joined the UNU Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science-UNU postdoctoral fellow and resumed a position as Visiting Researcher at the University of Tokyo. Tatiana is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná in Brazil. Her current research focuses on urban consumption patterns in cities with different income levels.