Petra Hurtado

Petra (Stieninger) Hurtado is the founder of Urban Breezes and based in Chicago. Petra has a PhD in urban planning from the Vienna University of Technology and she has been working as an advisor, researcher, and educator in the global urban sustainability arena for over a decade. Her areas of expertise and research include urban sustainability, smart cities, emerging technologies, nature-based solutions, and environmental psychology. 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 and advancing planning practices that assist communities in navigating change. Additionally, she teaches on urban sustainability and environmental psychology at the Vienna University of Technology. She has guest-lectured at Harvard GSD, Loyola University Chicago, and the Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar. She 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 across the globe.

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Hurtado, P. (2020): Biophilia. PAS QuickNotes, American Planning Association

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. (2016): The Smart Building in the Smart City, in: Integration of Nature and Technology for Smart Cities, Springer

Stieninger, P. (2016): Understanding the Occupant’s Behavior, in: Integration of Nature and Technology for Smart Cities, Springer

Stieninger, P. (2016): International Rating Systems for Smart Buildings and Smart Cities, in: Integration of Nature and Technology for Smart Cities, Springer

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