Adriana Zuniga-Teran is an Assistant Research Scientist (continuing-eligible status) at the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning and at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona. She obtained her PhD in Arid Lands Resource Sciences with a minor in Global Change and holds a MS in Architecture with a concentration in Design and Energy Conservation from the University of Arizona. Adriana completed her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Monterrey, Mexico.
Zuniga’s work has focused mainly at the neighborhood and city scales and examines neighborhood design patterns that affect physical activity, wellbeing, and the use of greenspace. She explores questions related to green infrastructure and urban resilience, environmental justice, water security in cities of Latin America, groundwater governance, and other environmental issues in arid lands. She teaches courses related to sustainability and history of the built environment for the Sustainable Built Environments degree program. Zuniga has published about 50 peer-reviewed articles, non-peer reviewed book chapters and reports, and blogs for the general public.