Francisco Lara-Garcia

Francisco Lara-Garcia

Bio

Francisco Lara-García (also Lara García) is a Ph.D. Student in the Sociology Department. Prior to coming to Columbia, he received a Master's in Urban Planning from Harvard University and a B.A. in Political Science, Sociology and Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona. Francisco also spent two years teaching bilingual 5th grade as a Teach For America Corps Member in Southern Texas.

Education

  • M.A. Columbia University
  • Master's in Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design 
  • B.A., University of Arizona 

Publications

Books 

  • Lara-García, F. (2018). “¿Te vas o te quedas?: variación explicativa en el fenómeno de abandono de vivienda en Tijuana, Baja California.” UNAM Press. Spanish / English thesis

Book Chapters 

  • Lara-Garcia, F., and Sim, A. (2013). “El modelo de Naciones Unidas en Arizona: una experiencia en educación y cooperación binacional en la frontera entre Sonora y Arizona”. In G. Córdova Bojórquez, J. Dutram Hansen, B. Lara E, & J. G. Rodríguez Gutiérrez (Eds.) Desarrollo humano transfronterizo : retos y oportunidades en la región Sonora-Arizona (pp. 295-309): El Colegio de Sonora : Universidad de Sonora : Universidad Estatal de Sonora: El Colegio de la Frontera Norte.

Reports 

  • Davis, Diane, Nélida Escobedo, Fernando Granados, Francisco Lara-Garcia, David Schoen, and Margaret Scott. (2016). Case Study Compendium: Understanding the Barriers and Enablers to Densification at the Metropolitan Level. Qualitative Evidence from Seven Mexican Cities, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Teaching

  • TA, Senior Seminar (with Professor Van Tran)
  • TA, Social World (with Professor Adam Reich) 
  • TA, Global Urbanism (with Professor Saskia Sassen) 
  • TA, Governance & Politics of Planning in the Developing World (with Enrique Silva at Harvard) 
  • 5th Grade Bilingual Generalist, Juan N. Seguin Elementary School, Mission, TX