Maria Carmen (Ica) Fernandez is an environmental planner and researcher working with spatial data for decision-making in transitional and post-crisis cities. She has served as consultant for various international development organisations, local governments, and national agencies.
Ica holds an MA in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of the Philippines and an MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration from the University of Cambridge. She is currently a DOST-British Council Newton Agham PhD scholar at the University of Cambridge Department of Land Economy, where she is studying the relationship of internal displacement and urbanisation.
She is one of the founding convenors of UrbanisMO.ph, an informal collective of development practitioners working on difficult questions in Philippine cities.