Francisco Lara-Valencia

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor, School of Transborder Studies
  • Southwest Borderlands Scholar

Arizona State University
School of Transborder Studies
PO Box 875302
Tempe, AZ 85287-5302
USA
480-965-9178
Email: fcolara@asu.edu

Biography

Dr. Lara-Valencia's recent research investigated urbanization, economic integration, institutional change and socio-environmental vulnerability in the context of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. He is currently exploring the utilization of green infrastructure approaches to mitigate and adapt to climate change in border cities. He is also interested in understanding the drivers of cooperation and sustainable urban governance in border settings. His policy research focuses on issues of equity and efficiency of policy making and planning along the US-Mexico border. Dr. Lara-Valencia is an Assistant Professor of the School of Transborder Studies and Southwest Borderland Scholar at ASU. He has lectured in Mexico and the United States where he has taught courses on urban land use planning, urban economics, environmental planning, and research methods for planners.


Expertise

U.S.-Mexico border development; socio-environmental urban vulnerabilities; economic development; urban health disparities; cross-border cooperation

Education

    Ph.D., Urban Planning, University of Michigan, 2002

    M.A., Regional Development, El Colegio de la Fontera Norte, Mexico, 1988

    B.S., Economics, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico, 1985