Edna Ledesma is a lecturer and research fellow at the UTSOA in the Urban Design program. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science from Texas A&M University, a Master of Architecture and a Master of Urban Design from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. She is a Ford Foundation Fellow.
Her research focuses around an understanding of the spatial configuration of the 21st century American city, in particular the landscape of immigrant populations, micro-economies, and their development of the “informal” sector as new understandings of urban placemaking and development.
Interests include: city design, planning, public spaces, housing and dwelling, hybrid space, incrementalism and human geography.