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Visiting Scholars

Mara Liepa-Zemesa

Riga Technical University (RTU) is working to restructure the academic programs for architects and urban planners. Dr. Liepa-Zemesa will study architecture and urban planning education in the United States and especially at the University at Buffalo to ensure that the education programs at RTU are state-of-the-art. Her research will help revise existing curricula and individual courses, and she will develop the curriculum for a new academic program in urban design. Her academic stay in the United States is funded by a grant from the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation.


Dr. Sun is currently researching on the integration of urban agriculture in urbanizing China. 


Geographic Information System Theories and Development; Spatial Analysis;

Former Visiting Scholars


Dr. Minsu Son is a research scientist in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.