Peña Rivera, Norma, Ph.D.

Directora Interina de la Escuela Graduada de Planificación

INFORMACIÓN DE CONTACTO

  • norma.pena1@upr.edu
  • (787)764-0000, ext. 85149, 85117
  • Oficina: Escuela Graduada de Planificación

PREPARACIÓN ACADÉMICA

University of Illinois – Chicago, Illinois USA PhD Public Policy Analysis, specialization in Transportation Planning 2005
University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras Campus, San Juan PR MP Urban Planning 2000
Loyola University – New Orleans, Louisiana USA BBA Marketing and Environmental Studies 1996

GRANTS/SUBVENCIONES

Offices Held and Memberships on Government or Corporate Boards and Commissions

2015                Executive Director, Puerto Rico Model Forest Office

2013-2015      Associate Member, Planning Board (PB), Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Governor’s Office

  • PB Rep to the Early Child Development Council to the Governor
  • PB Rep to the Special Communities Council to the Governor
  • PB Rep to the Energy Autonomy Council to the Governor

PUBLICACIONES

  1. Huracán María: nueva oportunidad para promover en común una mejor movilidad en puerto rico. Revista de Administración Pública, Escuela Graduada de Administración Pública, UPRRP. 2018
    http://sociales.uprrp.edu/cemgap/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/04/Edicion-especial_Revista-Administracion-Publica.pdf
  2. Children’s mobility and playability: planning with children equitable spaces. 54th InternationalMaking Cities Livable Conference on Public Places for Community, Democratic Dialogue, Health & Equity. Paper and presentation published at http://livablecities.org/conferences/54th-conference-santa-fe/econference-offer La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM, October, 2017.
  3. Mothering Communities. Book. Co-editor. Demeter Press. Forthcoming 2019. Chapter of Book. Forthcoming 2019
  4. Desarrollo Urbano y Ambiental: Gobiernos locales como facilitadores de una mayor inclusión social por movilidad. Gobiernos Municipales. Centro de Estudios Multidisciplinarios sobre Gobiernos y Asuntos Públicos. Graduate School of Public Administration, UPRRP. Chapter of book. Forthcoming 2018
  5. “Movilidad y ciudadanía: Día Mundial sin Carro en Puerto Rico”. Opinión y Debate. Blog. Diálogo UPR, University of Puerto Rico, October 5, 2015 http://dialogoupr.com/opinion-y-debate/movilidad-y-ciudadania-dia-mundial-sin-carro-en-puerto-rico/
  6. “Fin de una Era de Transportación en Puerto Rico y Comienzo de Otra” Revista Ambiental Corriente Verde. Vol. 6 Núm. 2 Agosto 2015. San Juan, Puerto Rico http://corrienteverde.com/articulos/el%20fin%20de%20una%20era%20de%20transportacion%20en%2 0Puerto%20Rico%20y%20el%20comienzo%20de%20otra.html
  7. “Una reflexión sobre el Plan de Uso de Terrenos y otras políticas”. Opinión y Debate. Blog. Dialogo UPR, University of Puerto Rico, February 4, 2015 http://dialogoupr.com/opinion-y-debate/el-derecho-la-ciudad-en-tiempos-de-austeridad-una-reflexion-sobre-el-plan-de-uso-de-terrenos-y-otras-politicas/
  8. “La Planificación Territorial y Urbana como parte de la Política Energética para un Puerto Rico más Sostenible y Resiliente” Revista Ambiental Corriente Verde. Vol. 5 Núm.2 August, 2014. San Juan, Puerto Rico http://corrienteverde.com/articulos/la%20planificacion%20territorial%20y%20urbana%20como%20parte%2 0de%20la%20politica%20energetica.html

INVESTIGACIÓN Y EXPERIENCIA PROFESIONAL

2018                Graduate Planning School Director

2015                PI, Mobility Needs for Río Piedras Community

2012                PI, Child Friendly Cities: Children’s participation in Community Planning and mobility

2007                I, Integrating Land-Use and Travel Demand Using Quick-response Methods with Xplorah as a Case Study

2015                Executive Director, Puerto Rico Model Forest Office

2013-15           Associate Member, Planning Board of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Governor’s Office

2006-present  Associate Professor, Graduate School of Planning, University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras

2005-06           Assistant Advisor, Urbanism, Infrastructure and Environment Advisor to the Governor’s Office

2004-05           Community Transportation Consultant, Chicago, Illinois

OTRA INFORMACIÓN RELEVANTE

Cursos Enseñados

PLAN 6525      Urban and Land Use Planning

PLAN 6530      Livable Cities Transportation System Design

PLAN 6030      Land Use and Transportation

PLAN 6089      Urban Planning Theory

PLAN 6006      Internship Puerto Rico Planning Board

PLAN 6006      Internship Transit Systems and the Metropolitan Bus Authority

PLAN 6075      Community Planning and Management Research

PLAN 6995      Transportation Planning Research Seminar

PLAN 6068      Participatory Processes for Community Development Workshop

Presentaciones en Conferencias

  • Urban mobility of children: integrating their voices in community planning as a strategy for social justice and just cities. Presentation accepted at the Latin American Studies Association, Barcelona, Spain, May 2018 co-authored with Enery López-Navarrete
  • Un Nuevo Giro a la Transportación: la movilidad como generador de exclusión social. Presentación. 2da Conferencia Anual Hermenegildo Ortíz Quiñones. Movilidad y Equidad: Retos para la planificación y política pública sobre el transporte sustentable en Puerto Rico.  Escuela Graduada de Planificación Dr. Salvador M. Padilla Escabí, Universidad de Puerto Rico Río Piedras. Auditorio I, Eugenio María de Hostos. 26 de octubre de 2016
  • Ponencia sobre el Proyecto del Senado 1556 para Crear la Ley de Revitalización Económica, Social y Cultural de Santurce. Senadores Nadal Power y Nieves Pérez, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, Santurce, 7 de marzo 2016
  • Foro: Capital Humano – Eje del Desarrollo Económico de Puerto Rico al entrar al siglo 21. Moderator. Asociación de Economistas de Puerto Rico y Escuela Graduada de Planificación. Plaza Universitaria, UPRRP February 16, 2016
  • Recreating Sustainable Cities. Presenter. Towards a Safe and Sustainable Transportation System. Institute of Transportation Engineers, Puerto Rico Chapter Annual Meeting 2011. Centro Yolanda Guerrero, Guaynabo City, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico, October 21, 2011
  • Planning in China: processes, institutions and practices”. Presentation. China Educational Visit Meeting,
  • Division of Continued Education and Professional Studies: Jorge Enjuto   Room A, Faculty of Humanities, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Sponsored by DECEP, April13, 2011
  • Sustainable Transportation. Presentation. IGERT doctoral program, Department of Natural Sciences, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, Sierra Club, Rio Piedras, December 20, 2010
  • Mobilities, the City and Power: practices and discourses of transportation in Puerto Rico. Arqpoli Roundtable Series. Participant. Amphitheater of the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, May 4, 2010
  • Live and Thinks the Modern Community: histories and memories of social life. Moderator. Sponsored by the School of Architecture at UPR, Río Piedras. College of Architects and Landscape Architects, Santurce, Puerto Rico, April 30, 2010

Resumen de 7 años de participación profesional

Plans, Design, and Policy Reports Submitted to External Clients

  1. Plan de Transportación Multimodal a Largo Plazo para el año 2045 (PTMLP 2045). Comité Asesor de Ciudadanos para el Plan de Transportación 2045. Departamento de Transportación y Obras Públicas (DTOP) y Autoridad de Carreteras y Transportación (ACT). Febrero 2018.
  2. Estrategias para la Resiliencia de la vivienda en Puerto Rico Forum. Moderator Round Table 1: Un sitio seguro. Enterprise Community. Banco Popular. Centro Europa, San Juan, PR. April, 26, 2018
  3. Mayors Technical Assistance Workshops. Consultant. Open Society Foundations. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. San Juan, PR. March, 2018
  4. Plan Estratégico del Recinto del Río Piedras 2018-2023 Borrador. Comité Ad Hoc. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras. Enero-Mayo 2018
  5. Puerto Rico Model Forest Office Strategic Plan 2015-2019. Puerto Rico Model Forest Office. Adopted
  6. December 2015
  7. Land-Use Planning, Climate Change and Risk.  Appendix to the Puerto Rico Land-Use Plan. Planning Board, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Adopted October, 2015 http://www.jp.gobierno.pr/
  8. Norms and Regulations for the Evaluation and Dispatch of Development and Land-Use Permits PlanningBoard Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Governor’s Office. Adopted March 2015, San Juan, Puerto Rico    http://www.jp.gobierno.pr/
  9. Land-Use and Urban Form Norms and Regulations for Former US NAVY Base Roosevelt Roads, PlanningBoard Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Governor’s Office, Adopted September 2014, San Juan Puerto Rico http://www.jp.gobierno.pr/
  10. Plan and Regulations for the Karstic Planning Special Area. Planning Board Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Governor´s Office.  Adopted July 2014  http://gis.jp.pr.gov/Externo_Econ/Otras%20Areas%20-%20Vistas%20Publicas/Reglamento%20Especial%20del%20Carso.pdf
  11. Guanajibo Agricultural Valley Reserve Delimitation, Land-Use Map and Synopsis.  Planning Board Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Governor’s Office. Adopted February 2014, San Juan, Puerto Rico   http://www.jp.gobierno.pr/
  12. Añasco Agricultural Valley Reserve Delimitation, Land-Use Map and Synopsis.  Planning Board Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Governor’s Office. Adopted February 2014, San Juan, Puerto Rico                 http://www.jp.gobierno.pr/
  13. Lajas and La Parquera Agricultural Valley Reserve Delimitation and Special Zoning Revision. Planning Board Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Governor’s Office. Adopted February 2014, San Juan, Puerto Rico http://www.jp.gobierno.pr/ 
  14. Puerto Rico Land-Use Plan. Draft for Public Hearings. Planning Board Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Governor’s Office, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Submitted January 2014

Extramural Presentations to Agencies, Firms, Universities, and Other Clients

  1. Simposio: Planificación y Recuperación Resiliente en Puerto Rico.  Moderador
    • Visión General de los Impactos del Huracán y Diseño Resiliente, Escuela Graduada de Planificación, Auditorio 1 Facultad de Estudios Generales, 17 de mayo de 2018 y 18 de mayo de 2018.
  2. Tendencias en la Transformación del Mercado Laboral en el Desarrollo Económico. Panel Reporter.
    • Primera Conferencia Anual Dr. Hermenegildo Ortíz Quiñones. Graduate School of Planning, Graduate School of Public Administration and the Salvador Padilla Asencio Trust. Auditorium Eugenio María de Hostos. Department of Education, UPRR
  3. Planning Support for Municipal Economic Development. Second Autonomous Municipalities Forum.
    • Planning Board, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. June 5, 2015. Centro Yolanda Guerrero, Guaynabo City, Puerto Rico.
  4. Puerto Rico Model Forest Proposed Act Land-Use Issues.  Puerto Rico Model Forest Public Hearings.
    • Agriculture Committee. Senate, Puerto Rico Legislature. Capitol District, 2014 San Juan, Puerto Rico
  5. XXIX Caribbean Flora and Fauna Symposium.
    • University of Puerto Rico, Humacao. May, 2014
  6. Flooding Conference. 35th National Flood Insurance Program Anniversary. Moderator. Puerto Rico        
    • Convention Center, November 6, 2013, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  7. Mobility and Accessibility Panel. Moderator. Third Congress On Livable Cities, The Right to The City: social habitat, public space, mobility and citizen safety. Puerto Rican Planning Society Annual Meeting 2011. 
    • Architects and Landscape Architects of Puerto Rico College, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 9, 2011.
  8. Presentation to high school students about Planning and public spaces. 
    • Central Visual Arts Public School, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 2015
  9. Puerto Principe Vision 2030. Conference-Workshop with the Coalition of City Caribbean to develop a vision for the city with the Haitian government officials and planners in the Caribbean.
    • College of Architects and Landscape Architects, Santurce, Puerto Rico, 8-10 July 2010
  10. Workshop “Encuentro en Rieles” Critique to work on planning and transportation in San Juan presented by participants from high school.
    • Sponsored by Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, Banco Popular’s Exhibition Hall, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 2010