Luis Santiago, PhD

Associate Professor of the Practice


Green Infrastructure, Coastal Resilience. Community-Based Sustainable Development


PhD City & Regional Planning, Cornell University
MA Planning, University of Puerto Rico
BS Operations Research Industrial Engineering, Cornell University


UA 515 History, Theory and Planning Practice
UA 591: Applied Analytical Methods
UA 704: Urban Economics


Luis E. Santiago is an Associate Professor of the Practice in City Planning and Urban Affairs at Boston University Metropolitan College. He also served as Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida and Professor at the University of Puerto Rico Graduate School of Planning. Dr. Santiago holds a doctoral degree in city and regional planning from Cornell University. The primary goal of his research is to evaluate the role of ecosystem services and green infrastructure in urban and regional planning at various scales and time frames. His research interests are rooted in (a) coastal resilience, (b) vegetation as critical infrastructure in the face of climate change, and (c) planning for community-based sustainable development. Dr. Santiago has participated in 15 grants during his academic career, including the NASA Puerto Rico Human Impacts of Coastal Ecosystems and the NSF San Juan Urban Long-Term Research Area-Exploratory projects. He currently serves on the Professional Geographer Editorial Board.

Contact Information:

Phone: (617) 358-3264