Hugo Sarmiento appointed Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP
Hugo Sarmiento joins the GSAPP faculty as Assistant Professor beginning Summer 2021. His appointment is the outcome of a faculty search in Urban Planning with a focus on land use, environmental conditions and resilience, and scholars who engaged global conditions such as climate change, transnational mobility, and 21st century urbanization. Sarmiento’s research considers the political and economic dimensions of emerging housing and land use strategies for climate change adaptation, post-disaster recovery, and resilience planning. His research critically examines the relationship between planning for climate change and spatial inequalities such as poor infrastructure, informality, and racialized segregation.