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Francisco Lara-Valencia

Francisco Lara-Valencia
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, School of Transborder Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Southwest Borderlands Scholar

School of Transborder Studies
Arizona State University
PO Box 876403
Tempe, AZ 85287-6303

Francisco Lara-Valencia, is an Associate Professor of the School of Transborder Studies and Southwest Borderland Scholar at ASU. He is also a faculty affiliated to the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University. He received his PhD in Urban Planning from The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and did graduate and undergraduate work in Mexico. 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.

Lara-Valencia's major areas of inquiry include socio-environmental vulnerability, urban health, regional development, binational planning, and the role of community networks on sustainable development. His policy research focuses on issues of equity and efficiency of policy making and planning along the US-Mexico border.


PhD, Urban Planning, University of Michigan, 2002

MA, Regional Development, El Colegio de la Fontera Norte, Mexico, 1988

BS, Economics, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico, 1985