Urban and Regional Planning Advisory Council

The Urban and Regional Planning Advisory Council (URPAC) supports and maintains a dialogue between planners, allied professionals, planning faculty, and graduate students. This dialogue allows for those outside the Planning Program to stay informed and supportive of the Planning Program’s educational and research goals and objectives. In turn, URPAC allows the Planning Program to remain aware of the changing professional environment in planning and community issues.

The Urban and Regional Planning Advisory Council serves as a primary liaison between the profession and the academic sector of the University, working with both the Program Coordinator of Urban and Regional Planning and also the Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research. It is the means by which the community and professionals can help the Planning Program access resources for its students.

We appreciate their support and guidance.

URPAC Membership
URPAC Membership is open to everyone interested in helping UTSA better educate our future planners. The URPAC holds monthly meetings. If you are interested in serving on the URPAC please contact Prof. Dr. Sebnem Hoskara, Interim Program Director of the Urban and Regional Planning Program at sebnem.hoskara@utsa.edu and/or Associate Professor Ian Caine, Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research at ian.caine@utsa.edu for more information. Thank you. We look forward to your support.

Founding Members of URPAC
Walter Ague – City Council Staff Member
Bill Barker, AICP – Sustainability Planner
Peter Bella – Environmental Planning Consultant
Wendell Davis, AICP – San Antonio Planning Advisors
John Dugan, AICP – City of San Antonio, Director, Dept. of Planning & Community Development
Ramon Flores – Port San Antonio, Vice President, Real Estate Development
Lisa Ann Gonzalez – City Planner, Cibolo, Texas
Dr. Richard Howe – Professor Emeritus Engineering, UTSA
Dr. Lisa Nungesser – Deputy Director of Environmental Planning, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Howard Peak – former Mayor, City of San Antonio
Hannah Santiago – Transit Planner, VIA
Larry Travis, AICP – Architect, Planner, Landscape Architect
Christine Viña, AIA – VIA, Project Manager, Urban Design VIA–Strategic Planning & Project Development
Bob J. Wise Jr., AIA – President, Imagine San Antonio

Current Members of URPAC

Walter Ague

Walter Ague

City Council Staff Member for Ron Nirenberg


Bill Barker, ACIP

Bill Barker, ACIP

Board Member, Imagine San Antonio


Peter Bella

Peter Bella

Vice Chair, Imagine San Antonio


Wendell Davis

Wendell Davis

Chair, San Antonio Planning Advisors


John Dugan

John Dugan

Director, Department of Planning and Community Development, City of Arlington, Texas


Ramon (Ray) Flores

Ramon (Ray) Flores

Vice President, Real Estate Development, Port San Antonio


Lisa Gonzalez

Lisa Gonzalez

City Planner, City of Cibolo


Dr. Lisa Nungesser

Dr. Lisa Nungesser

Senior Vice President/Project Manager, Parsons Brinckerhoff


Annalisa Peace

Annalisa Peace

Executive Director, Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance


Hannah Santiago

Hannah Santiago

Senior Performance & Management Specialist (Smart Cities), Office of Innovation, City of San Antonio


Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Vice President, Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio


Larry Travis

Larry Travis

Architect, Planner, Landscape Architect


Christine Viña, AIA

Christine Viña, AIA

Project Manager/Urban Design VIA, Strategic Planning & Project Development