Arianna Salazar Miranda

Arianna Salazar Miranda

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Data Science (Beginning Fall 2024)

I am an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Data Science at the Yale School of the Environment. My research focuses on the relationship between urban planning, the built environment, human behavior, and sustainability. To study this topic, I use a wide range of computational methods and large-scale, high-resolution data such as street imagery, social media, GPS, LiDAR, and sensors. 

Recently, I have studied the impact of urban planning policies that aim to reduce vehicular traffic and promote local living on environmental and social outcomes. Additionally, I have developed digital tools in partnership with cities and communities to inform their sustainability efforts. Some examples include developing a framework for measuring transportation modes from real-time imagery and mapping one of Brazil's largest informal settlements using LiDAR data.

I received my Ph.D. in Computational Urban Science and Planning, an M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from MIT, and a Licentiate degree in Architecture from Veritas University, Costa Rica.

Research Topics
  • Data and the Urban Environment

  • Sustainable Development

  • Urbanization and Cities

  • Ph.D., Computational Urban Science & Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M. Urban & Regional Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  • Licentiate Degree in Architecture, Veritas University, San Jose, Costa Rica 

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