She studied architecture at the University of Chile, graduating in 1982. Later, she received a master's degree at the Catholic University of Chile in urban planning.
She has been a militant for the Socialist Party for the last 16 years, working with the governments of the concertación since 1990. She became the Ministry of Public Works' National Director of Architecture and Deputy Secretary of Urban Development during the governments of Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle and Ricardo Lagos.
As an architect, one of her last and most important works was the Master Building Plan of Central Santiago.
In 2004, she was designated Minister of Housing, Urban Development, National Goods, succeeding Jaime Ravinet.
In 2008, she was serving as Chile's Undersecretary of Public Works.
|Minister of Housing, Urban Development, National Goods
Patricia Poblete Bennett
(Housing and Urban Development)
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- "a biography" (in Spanish).
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