Expertise: Climate Change Policy; Urban Planning; Regulation of Pollutants; Brownfields Policy; Urban Growth Management; Decision-Making Theories
Dr. Hilda Blanco holds a Master (1984) and Ph.D. (1989) degrees in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. She held tenured appointments at Hunter College, Dept. of Urban Affairs (1988-96); and the University of Washington (1996-2009), where she chaired the Dept. of Urban Design and Planning (2000-2007), and is currently an Emeritus Professor. From 2010-2016, she was a research professor and Interim Director of the Center for Sustainable Cities at the University of Southern California, and is currently the Project Director of the Center for Sustainable Cities. Her research areas include sustainable and livable cities, urban growth management, cities and climate change, water policy, and renewable energy policy.