GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT is one of CRP's educational objectives. Erin Cooper, a CRP dual master's degree student (MCRP and MTransportationEngineering) is part of a three-country project to understand how sustainability urban management practices in Puebla Mexico; Montreal Canada, and San Francisco, USA. Erin was in Puebla in December 2010 to present her work in San Francsico, meet other students, and expand her knowledge of transportation systems in other countries. Erin went to Puebla with CRP Professor William Siembieda, who is the US faculty member for this research project supported by ColMEX, a Mexican research organization.
Erin is shown seated with Carmen Tzoni, student in the Master of Territorial Planning Program at the Benemerita Autonomous University of Puebla (BUAP). CRP has a formal student exchange with this university which allows students to spend time in Puebla studying planning and environmental design.
Erin also visited the low-income settlement of San Antonio de Abad, in the north of Puebla. She is shown standing with CRP professor William Siembieda., Antonio Telento, President of the Community Association, and Mary Lassard, Professor of Urban Design, University of Montreal.
William Siembieda Professor of Planning is shown with Professor Blanca Rosa Tellez, from the Architecture School at BUAP. Professor Tellez ieads the Mexico team effort. Photo is taken in front of the Architecture School Gallery Space (the Monja).
Puebla has many small streets and early Spanish colonial buildings. Shown is a small street in the Sapos area of the town's central district.