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College of Environment and Design

Rosanna Rivero



Phone: 706-542-6217
Street address: 206 Tanner Building
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Biographical Information

Rosanna Rivero is an associate professor who teaches courses for the Master in Environmental Planning and Design and the Ph.D. program, including Regional Planning Studio, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Technology and Research Strategies, among others. She holds a Master and a Ph.D. degree from University of Florida, with previous undergraduate studies at the Universidad Simon Bolivar, in Caracas, Venezuela. Her areas of interest have been in regional environmental planning and geospatial technologies (geographic information systems, remote sensing, and geostatistics) applied to urban planning and natural resources & environmental planning. Professor Rivero is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, and came to the U.S.A. with a Fulbright scholarship in 1998. Her interest in natural resources planning started in her home country while working in the Orinoco-Apure basin, and later for an environmental consultant company.

In Georgia, she has collaborated with the Coastal Regional Commission of Georgia in preparing for Coastal Resilience and other planning projects. She has also worked in Geodesign project with Professor Carl Steinitz and Dr. Hrishikesh Ballal (founders of and NASA Develop. Previous to her work in Georgia, she worked in Florida, first with the Geoplan Center, at the University of Florida (, with the GIS laboratory, at the Soil and Water Department (, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Professor Rivero conducted work in South Florida and the Everglades ecosystem, first through her work with the Everglades Foundation, and also as affiliated faculty with the Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC) at Florida International University (Miami), and the NSF-Florida Coastal Long Term Ecological Research (LTER).