Guadalupe (Lupita) Alvarez

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Guadalupe (Lupita) Alvarez, Assistant Redevelopment Planner

Lupita is an Assistant Planner with Vandewalle Redevelopment team. Lupita has been working extensively with project planning and implementation of multiple projects within the central city of Muncie. She has been part of the team working on the Alliant Energy Center Campus and Area planning effort, the Oscar Mayer plant reuse and area planning effort in Madison, and many other projects. “I am thrilled to be here,” she says, “because with V&A’s 30+ years of redevelopment experience, I know I am learning from the best.” 

Lupita comes to us from PlanningNEXT in Columbus, Ohio where she was involved with development of visioning, comprehensive and strategic plans, research, maps and document graphics. She has worked as a Planning Assistant for Franklin County Economic Development and Planning, providing zoning and development assistance to residents and applicants, and assisting Spanish-speaking customers with the application process. Lupita was part of a research team at Ohio University where she studied the use of public space by the Hispanic immigrant community in Columbus. 

Lupita loves cooking, kayaking, and hiking.

Education
The Ohio State University, The Knowlton School
Master of City and Regional Planning Candidate
May 2017

Ohio University, Bachelor of Science in Geography
May 2014

Certificates
Geographic Information Systems & Environmental Studies

Volunteerism
Habitat for Humanity Mid-Ohio

Awards
City and Regional Planning Faculty Prize, Outstanding Student 2016, 2017
1st Place, Student Research and Creativity Expo 2014