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 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 Dr. Ryan James, Coordinator of the Urban and Regional Planning Program at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Associate Professor Ian Caine, Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research at email@example.com 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
Board Member, Imagine San Antonio
Vice Chair, Imagine San Antonio
Chair, San Antonio Planning Advisors
Director, Department of Planning and Community Development, City of Arlington, Texas
Vice President, Real Estate Development, Port San Antonio
City Planner, City of Cibolo
Senior Vice President/Project Manager, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Executive Director, Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance
Senior Performance & Management Specialist (Smart Cities), Office of Innovation, City of San Antonio
Vice President, Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio
Architect, Planner, Landscape Architect
Project Manager/Urban Design VIA, Strategic Planning & Project Development