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Dr. IVONNE AUDIRAC

Name

[AUDIRAC, Dr. IVONNE]

Biography

Dr. Audirac teaches in the master's and Ph.D. planning programs of the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture at UTA's  College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA). Her current research is theory driven and interdisciplinary. It focuses on the social, ecological, economic, and policy dimensions of the processes of urbanization and urban development.  She does collaborative international comparative research regarding globalization and urban restructuring resulting in shrinking cities—a 21st century perspective on urban decline, re-urbanization, and city resilience. She is founding member and currently co-chair of the Shrinking Cities International Research Network (SCIRN)—an international group of planning scholars and urbanists from across five continents.  She has also conducted sponsored research on environment-behavior responses to non-motorized mobility in automobile-dependent urban areas as well as on aspects of universal design and transit.  Other foci of her previous research relate to information technology, urban form and smart growth and to rural sustainable development.

Dr. Audirac served in the editorial board of the Journal of the American Planning Association (2001-2006); in addition to publishing numerous book chapters and refereed journal articles in planning and urban studies journals including the Journal of the American Planning Association, TRB,  International Regional Review, International Journal of  Urban and Regional Research, Progress in Planning among others, she published the edited books Rural Sustainable Development (1997) and Shrinking Cities South/North (with Jesus Arroyo Alejandre, 2010).

Currently she teaches courses in planning and urban development, planning for community development, physical planning and urban design and advanced urban theory.  She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Florida and master's degrees in urban and regional planning and in international development, respectively from the University of Florida and Colorado State University, and a five-year professional degree in architecture from Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM-Monterrey).

International area: Latin America

Professional Preparation

    • In Progress Architect (5yr degree) Monterrey Institute of Technology & Higher Education (ITESM)
    • In Progress M.A. in International Development and Social Change (Sociology)Colorado State University
    • In Progress MURP in Urban & Regional PlanningUniversity of Florida
    • In Progress Ph.D. in Sociology (Urban & Rural)University of Florida

Appointments

    • Sept 2010 to Present Tenured Associate Professor
      Universtiy of Texas-Arlington
    • Sept 2010 to May 2013 Director, City & Regional Planning Master's Program
      University of Texas-Arlington
    • 2002 to June 2010 Tenured Associate Professor
      Florida State University
    • Aug 2008 to May 2009 Director, PhD Program, Urban & Regional Planning
      The Florida State University
    • Jan 2004 to May 2004 Visiting Scholar, Institute of Urban and Regional Development
      University of California, Berkeley
    • Aug 2001 to Dec 2003 Director, Undergraduate Program, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning
      Florida State University
    • Aug 1996 to Dec 2001 Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning
      Florida State University

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Jan 2014 to Present American Planning Association
    • Jan 2014 to Present The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)
  • Member, Editorial Board
    • Sept 2001 to June 2006 Journal of the American Planning Association
  • Founding Member
    • July 2004 to Present Shrinking Cities International Research Network (SCIRN)
  • Vice-Chair, Managing Board
    • Sept 2013 to Present Shrinking Cities International Research Network (SCIRN)
  • Membership
    • Apr 2015 to Present American Association of Geographers

Publications

Presentations

    • October  2015
      "Whose Urbanism? From guerilla urbanism to lean urbanism for shrinking cities."

      Paper presented to the 55th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), Track 5 - Housing and Community Development, Houston, October 23, 2015

    • October  2015
      "Mexican immigration: the U.S. Latino imprint"

      Host Session: Immigration and Borders: Planning for Diversity, Justice and Sustainability

    • April  2015
      US Policy Responses to Shrinking Cities or Shrinking Cities an Unfit Term for Urban Policy?

      Examines spatial stigmatization and resistance to Shrinking Cities-inflected American urban policy. And  reactions ranging from Legacy Cities to Do-it-yourself (DIY) urbanism.

    • April  2015
      Shrinking Cities: The American Policy Experience

      Urban renewal and post-urban renewal policy response in shrinking cities

    • June  2014
      Urban Shrinkage in Latin America.

      "Vaciamiento urbano," the emptying out of Latin American cities' historic centers.

    • November  2013
      MOOCS – Elite and Non Elite Models

       MOOCs (massive online open courses)  ivy-league and non ivy-league university models and potential implications.
       

  • Past
    •  
      "Authors Meet the Critics ” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

      Online seminar with international audience about ideas published in the IJURR article, ‘Shrinking Cities: Urban Challenges of Globalization' –  was selected by IJURR editors for the April 2013 seminar. Joint initiative of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR) and the Studies in Urban and Social Change book series published by Wiley-Blackwell. http://www.ijurr.org/details/news/4631251/Authors-meet-Critics-Ivonne-Audirac-et-al_.html

  • Past
    •  
      "Mexican immigration: the U.S. Latino imprint,"

      Host Session: Immigration and Borders: Planning for Diversity, Justice and Sustainability, ACSP, Houston, October 22, 2015

Other Research Activities

  • 2015
    • Panel Moderator
      • Apr 2015 Shrinking Cities from marginal to mainstream

        Paper Session Organizer and Co-Chair of AAG Sessions 5110 and 5210, Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois, April 25, 2015.

  • 2013
    • Panelist
      • Sept 2013 ‘The global challenge of Shrinking Cities’

        Invited roundtable discussant  at the “Cities Regrowing Smaller‘ conference held September 12-14 in Essen, Germany. The conference brought together experts from different countries and planning arenas to share their knowledge on shrinking cities and to discuss planning approaches to tackle urban shrinkage. The conference was organized and financed by the EU’s European Cooperation for Science and Technology (E-COST) with contributions from the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Program (LEED) and the Bertelsmann Foundation. http://www.shrinkingcities.eu/index.php?id=88

  • 2012
    • Support
      • June 2012 DFW Logistics and Transportation Cluster (with Richard Florida Visiting Scholar)

        SUPA Research with Creative Class Group and Steven Pedigo -- Advised student Ashley Shook on research for the Logistics and Transportation Cluster of DFW  (Richard Florida Presentation).

  • 2011
    • Panelist
      • Feb 2011 Are Policies for Shrinking Cities Effectively Addressing Skills And Employment Market Issues?

        Roundtable Discussant,  Workshop 3: Policies and Strategies for Dealing with Shrinkage, OECD, LEED, for the Conference “Shrinkage in Europe; Causes, Effects and Policy Strategies,” Amsterdam, Holland,

      • Oct 2011 Embracing Changes and Seizing Opportunities: Celina, Texas

        2011 Texas APA Conference, Austin Texas, October 5 to 7, 2011

    • Panel Moderator
      • Oct 2011 Shrinking Cities: Ubiquitous and Losing Stigma?

        Roundtable session organizer with Justin Hollander, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah,

Courses

      • PLAN 6300-001 ADVANCED URBAN THEORY

        Covers key theories of urbanization and socioeconomic relations. Emphasis is placed on the development of paradigms in urban theory, from classic texts to important shifts and debates in the late 20th-early 21st centuries. Considers principal theorists from urban disciplines of planning, geography, economics, sociology, and how they structure their arguments about urban form and social relations. Aimed at doctoral students, as well as advanced master's students, both from urban planning/urban affairs as well as from graduate programs outside CAPPA.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CIRP 5324-001 Community Development Planning (also listed as URPA 5313)

        Focuses on current problems of community development and neighborhood revitalization. Housing, community assets, the roles of community development corporations and social capital in cities, and community economic development will be analyzed. Federal, state, and local policies, with grassroots initiatives evaluated for effectiveness on promoting alternatives for community building and organizing. Also offered as URPA 5313; credit will be granted only once.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • UPPP 6300-001 ADVANCED URBAN THEORY

        Covers key theories of urbanization and socioeconomic relations. Emphasis is placed on the development of paradigms in urban theory, from classic texts to important shifts and debates in the late 20th-early 21st centuries. Considers principal theorists from urban disciplines of planning, geography, economics, sociology, and how they structure their arguments about urban form and social relations. Aimed at doctoral students, as well as advanced master's students, both from urban planning/urban affairs as well as from graduate programs outside School of Urban and Public Affairs.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CIRP 5325-001 PHYSICAL PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN

        Introduction to basic concepts in urban design and physical planning. Provides an understanding of how built environments evolve, and how they can be creatively planned and designed so as to meet social and ecological goals. Special attention to principles and analyses related to the physical planning of neighborhoods and streets, as well as patterns of urban form and public places.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • URPA 5311-001 Social Policy Formation

        Utilization of a sociological approach in the study of policy formation in such areas as aging, social planning, and community problem solving. Study of the goals, problems and solutions in public policy making.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CIRP 5380-001 Research Questions in Planning

        Application of research issues, writing, and communication skills in planning. Designed to assist students in preparing their research for masterAs thesis or professional report.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CIRP 5310-001 Planning, Urban Development and Structure

        Overview of functional areas of planning (e.g., urban design, housing, transportation, etc.); fundamentals of urban structure and development of cities and regions including environmental, social, economic, and political factors and issues affecting urban settlements; global dimensions of planning.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CIRP 5363-001 (Communication Skills in Planning) -- Graphics Communication and Visualization Techniques
        Overview of graphic techniques that enable planners to effectively convey design concepts and ideas as solutions to planning and urban design problems. Use and application of manual graphics (drawing) and digital imaging technology. Introduces manual techniques, and concentrates on the digital imaging of a “before and after†project.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • CIRP 5308-001 Metropolitan Sustainability and Planning Ethics
        Surveys climate change and other environmental phenomena as challenges for effective, democratic planning and policy in metropolitan areas. Explores relationship of environmental sustainability to both economic vitality and social equity. Writing-intensive course with special attention to ethical dimensions of institutional responses to sustainability concerns.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • CIRP 5311-001 Elements of Urban Design

        Study of contemporary urban form and environmental design, emphasizing visual-spatial qualities, social needs, ecological integrity, and economic linkages. Examination of processes, methods and techniques for solving urban design problems.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • CIRP 5380-001 RESEARCH QUESTIONS IN PLANNING
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus