Ignacio San Martin
Super Cities

Ignacio San Martin

Current position
Professor of Architecture
Skills
Landscape Ecology
Urban Ecology
Urban Design
Landscape Architecture
Sustainable Cities

Social

About

As director of the Metropolitan Design Center, an urban ecology and design-driven laboratory and Dayton Hudson endowed Chair of the Graduate Urban Design Program at the University of Minnesota, Ignacio is known for leading complex, creative, and collaborative outreach processes advancing a broad ecologically-base design options to help the Twin Cities metropolitan communities to become more livable and sustainable.

For his stanch leadership he was awarded the 2012 University President's Community-Engage Scholar Award, the highest University-wide award bestowed to a University faculty. Subsequently in 2013 he was honored by the Minneapolis City Council with the “Achievement Award” for performing the role as “educator, collaborator and visionary leader improving the quality-of-life in the Twin Cities."

Experience

Visiting Professor
Several Universities
Aug 2014 – Present

Dayton Hudson Professor and Chair
University of Minnesota
Jan 2008 – 2014 | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Professor of Architecture
University of Arizona
Jan 2001 – Dec 2008 | Tucson, Arizona

Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture and City Planning
Arizona State University, College of Design
Aug 1990 – Jul 2000 | Tempe, Az

Education

College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley
Urban Design
1979 – 1981

College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley
Landscape Ecological Planning
1976 – 1978

Portland State University
Sedimentology and Geomorphology
1970 – 1974

Honors & Awards

  • Minneapolis City Council "Achievement Award”
    Minneapolis City Council – Third Ward
    2013

  • University of Minnesota President's Community-Engage Scholar Award, the highest University-wide award bestowed to scholarship conducted in partnership with external communities
    University of Minnesota
    2012

  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) “Distinguished Service Award for the Advancement of Architectural Education”
    Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
    2006

  • University of Arizona "President Ricard A. Harvill Award"
    The University of Arizona
    2006

  • Affiliate Professor in the Doctoral Program in “Ciudad, Territorio y Patrimonio”
    Instituto de Urbanistica, (IUU) Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
    1998

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • “Overcoming Crime: Transforming the Physical Character of Peavey Park”
    University of Minnesota Publication
    2012

  • “Using Greenways and Green Infrastructure as a Design Strategy to Achieve Sustainable Communities”
    University of Minnesota Publication
    2012

  • “Ecological Footprint of the Twin Cities: Impacts of Consumption in the Metro Area.”
    University of Minnesota Publication
    2010

  • Luis Barragan: The Phoenix Papers.
    Center for Latin American Studies Press, Arizona State University
    2008

  • “Re-thinking Urban Futures: Toward a Livability Agenda?”
    Journal CIUDADES (UVA) University of Valladolid
    2008

  • “Shifting Paradigms: Options for an Integrative Model of Urban Design. In San Martin, Ignacio, Thinking the Present: Urban Design in Arid Regions
    Aardvark Global Publishing and Arizona Board of Regents
    2008

  • “Thinking the Present: Urban Design in Arid Regions” Proceedings University of Arizona Symposium.
    Aardvak Global Publishing
    2008

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