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María Arquero de Alarcón

María Arquero de Alarcón

Associate Professor of Architecture and Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, A Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
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I am an associate professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of Michigan Taubman College. My work advances urban design strategies promoting cultural resilience and socioenvironmental sustainability. My recent projects are based in São Paulo and Detroit where I examine the processes of urban transformation related to insurgent urbanization and deindustrialization. At Taubman, I teach seminars and studios where I incorporate experiential learning opportunities and translate my research interests to inform curricular frameworks. My interest in engaged pedagogies and the cultural values of water drives my participation in the Detroit River Story Lab. You can learn more about my work at MAde Studio.


The affiliations listed below show engagement with the Graham Sustainability Institute.

  • Climate + Energy
    • Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program (CNAP)
  • Education Programs
    • Dow Programs
      • Distinguished Awards
        • Seed Grantee
      • Distinguished Faculty Fellow
    • Reviewer
  • Emerging Opportunities
    • Catalyst Grants
      • Reviewer
      • Team Member
    • Fast Track Grants
      • Team Member
    • Integrated Assessments
      • Detroit Sustainability Indicators
        • Team Member
      • Focus: HOPE
        • Team Member
  • Water Center
    • Freshwater
      • GL Large Grants
        • Grant Recipient

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

My work contributes directly toward solving the United Nations SDGs listed below. Learn more.

9. Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
15. Life on Land
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
17. Partnerships for the Goals