Interim Director, Center for Sustainable Cities
Von Kleinsmid Center 370
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626
Phone: (213) 821-2431
Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning
University of California, Berkeley
Hilda Blanco is Research Professor and Interim Director of the Center for Sustainable Cities in the USC Price School. She is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, where she served as Chair of the department from 2000-2007.
Dr. Blanco holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Classics from the City College of New York, a Masters in City and Regional Planning and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. Her work focuses on climate change, urban growth management, brownfields policy, and decision-making and planning theories. She currently serves as a lead author focused on urban issues for the forthcoming (2014) U.N. International Panel on Climate Change’s global assessment, and for the U.S. National Climate Assessment (2013).
Her published works include How to Think About Social Problems: American Pragmatism and the Idea of Planning (Greenwood Press 1994), and recent articles in Progress in Planning, Journal of Emergency Management, Urban Studies, and Technology and Society. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of Progress in Planning and the Journal of Emergency Management.