Luis Guajardo
  • Urban Policy Research Manager, Kinder Institute for Urban Research

Luis is an urban and regional planner with public and private sector experience working to create equitable and sustainable communities. His experience includes practicing at the intersection of public policy, community design, and urban economics. He manages the policy research team at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, a group committed to bridging the gap between theory and practice, and supporting communities throughout Metropolitan Houston and the American Sun Belt with urban policy expertise. His portfolio consists of transportation and land use studies, neighborhood revitalization efforts, resilience planning, downtown plans, international sustainable development, housing studies, transit planning, and bicycle and pedestrian plans. He also studies the impact of state and local fiscal policy on metropolitan land development patterns and regional sustainability.

In his spare time, Luis enjoys dedicating time to his family and friends and exploring area parks and greenspaces with his 2 year old son, Sebastian, and wife, Patricia. Luis earned a M.S. in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014 and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of St. Thomas in Houston in 2009.