Petra (Stieninger) Hurtado is the founder of Urban Breezes and based in Chicago. She has a Ph.D. in urban planning from the Vienna University of Technology.
Currently, Petra is the Research Director at the American Planning Association, heading APA’s research programs and foresight practice. In this role, she is responsible for expanding a future-focused research agenda, advancing planning practices that assist communities in navigating change, and developing APA’s foresight practice to inform APA’s strategic governance. Her areas of expertise and research include urban futures and foresight, urban sustainability, smart cities, emerging technologies, nature-based solutions, and environmental psychology.
In addition, Petra teaches a course on how to use foresight in planning (Community Visioning with Foresight) at the University of Maryland and a course on urban sustainability and environmental psychology (Psychology of Urban Sustainability) at the Vienna University of Technology.
Prior to joining APA, she worked as an advisor, planner, researcher, and educator in the global urban sustainability arena.
Additionally, she has been a guest lecturer at Harvard GSD, Loyola University Chicago and the Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar. Petra has authored and co-authored multiple books, research papers, publicly funded reports, and articles and has presented as a subject matter expert at numerous conferences around the globe.
Publications and Articles:
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Stieninger Hurtado, P. (2018): From Sustainable Cities to Sustainable People – Making Behaviour Change towards Sustainability a Priority in Urban Planning Processes, in: Schrenk, M. / Popovich, V.V. / Zeile, P. / Elisel, P. / Beyer, C. / Navratil, G.: REAL CORP 2018 Proceedings/Tagungsband, 4-6 April 2018
Stieninger Hurtado P. (2018) From Sustainable Cities to Sustainable People—Changing Behavior Towards Sustainability with the Five A Planning Approach. In: Leal Filho W., Marans R., Callewaert J. (eds) Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research. World Sustainability Series. Springer, Cham
Stieninger, P. (2014): From Energy-Efficient Cities to Energy-Efficient People – The Five A’s Planning Approach; in: Landscape Architecture Frontiers 009, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2014.6
Stieninger, P. et al. (2014): Nachhaltige Wassertechnologien und Infrastruktur. Zielmarktanalyse USA, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Stieninger, P. et al. (2014): Energieeffiziente Verkehrssysteme. Zielmarktanalyse USA, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Stieninger, P. (2013): Changing Human Behavior towards Energy Saving through Urban Planning. Creation of a new Planning Approach. Lessons learned from Europe and North America, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Stieninger, P. et al. (2013): Smart City. Zielmarktanalyse USA, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Stieninger, P. (2012): AWO Branchenreport: USA Smart Cities – US-Markt für kommunale Infrastruktur, Austrian Economic Chambers
Stieninger, P. (2010): Verkehrserschließung für die Trendzone Linz-Mitte, Analyse und Bewertung von Verkehrserschließungsvarianten nach verkehrstechnischen und raumplanerischen Aspekten, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller