Adriana Zuniga

Assistant Research Scientist

Real Estate Development
School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
Sustainable Built Environments
Urban Planning
Adriana Zuniga

803 E First St.

Areas of Expertise

  • Green infrastructure and environmental justice
  • Urban resilience
  • Urban design
  • Water security


PhD in Arid Lands Resource Sciences, University of Arizona

Master of Science in Architecture - Design & Energy Conservation, University of Arizona

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Mexico)

Adriana Zuniga-Teran, PhD 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. 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, 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.

Current Courses

  • SBE-221 History of the Built Environment I (fall), and Microcampus version
  • SBE-222 History of the Built Environment II (spring), and Microcampus version
  • RED 421/521 Placemaking and Urban Form (spring)
  • PLG 497s/597s - Sustainable Urban Development & Design (fall)
  • ALRS 595 - Arid Lands Colloquium (spring 2020)

Selected Publications