Asst Prof of Urban Planning
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning
Gabriela is an architect and urban planner and co-founder of Cohabitation Strategies, an international non-profit cooperative for socio-spatial research, design and development based in Rotterdam and New York City. Cohabitation Strategies has been involved in different projects in Europe, North and South America bringing different methodologies to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the agents affecting urban areas and providing cross-disciplinary working frameworks to catalyze grassroots led transformations. Rendon's work combines research and practice at different scales focusing on spatial planning, architectural and urban design. Her recent research and work centers on the politics, practices and constrains of socio-spatial restructuring through citizen participation in low income neighborhoods in America and Western Europe. Previous research and design include housing and urban rehabilitation in the Northwest Mexican border region. Her work has been exhibited at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD), the Architectural League in New York, UrbanPlus in Zurich, 4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Istanbul Design Biennial 2012 and the Museum of Modern Art. She has previously taught as part-time faculty in SDS’s BFA in Integrated Design, BS in Urban Design, MS in Design and Urban Ecologies and in SCE’s BFA in Interior Design. She has taught graduate studios at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Gabriela has an MSc in urbanism from Delft University of Technology and a BS in Architecture from Monterrey Institute of Technology Higher Education. She is carrying doctoral studies in spatial planning and strategy at Delft.
community planning, neighborhood decline and restructuring, strategic planning, urban research methods, urban housing