Dr. Julianna Delgado

Julianna Delgado, MArch, PhD, AICP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where she teaches land use, urban design, and community planning with an emphasis on sustainability, affordable housing, and transit-oriented development. She is also the Founder and Co-Director of the California Center for Land and Water Stewardship and President of the Southern California Planning Congress. Her research interests in sustainable urban design, walkability, regional open space/trailways, and brownfield conversion have spanned several decades. Dr. Delgado is also a practicing planner and former planning director, a member of both the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and American Institute of Architects (AIA), a past Director of Advocacy for the AIA’s Pasadena & Foothills Chapter, and a member of the Cal Poly President’s Climate Commitment Task Force. Her extensive professional and community service commitments have also included joining the AIA’s first Sustainable Design Assessment Team in California, addressing the Transportation Transformation National Forum, and judging the Orange County Council of Governments’ international sustainable design competition. She has served multiple terms as Chair of both the City of Pasadena’s Design Commission and its Transportation Advisory Commission, as President of the Bungalow Heaven Neighborhood Association (Pasadena’s oldest and largest historic district), and represents Council District 5 on the City’s General Plan Update Advisory Committee. Dr. Delgado holds a Master of Architecture and PhD from UC Berkeley, as well as a Master of Design from the University of Paris.