Marcelo Cruz

Marcelo Cruz

Associate Professor

MAC B313

Dr. Cruz's research focuses on ethnic identity and land use. His research interests are in urban and regional development in the United States and abroad. He brings his work experience on community development and regional planning theory in Andean South America and Western Europe into the classroom. Dr Cruz's students have interned in local planning and community development agencies and organizations. He strongly believes in getting students to act locally while thinking globally. As part of this global link Dr. Cruz leads students on travel courses to Ecuador and Switzerland.


MA, PhD Urban Planning, UCLA