Sherry Ahrentzen, Ph.D.
Sherry Ahrentzen, is the Shimberg Professor of Housing
Studies in the College of Design, Construction and Planning
at the University of Florida. For over twenty-five years, her
teaching, research, and community outreach has addressed the
means by which the built environment can be more responsive
to social and economic changes in American culture, including
those affecting under-served populations.
Paola Cagnina *
Paola Cagnina is an independent planner, designer, artist and
a Real Estate Agent licensed in Arizona. Her involvement
includes a full range of community development from
visionary planning to technical standards. She is a graduate
architect from the National University of Cordoba, Argentina
and from Arizona State University, where she received her
Master’s in Environmental and Sustainable Design. She is a
Director of the Two Worlds Community Foundation.
Jeffrey M. Denzak, FSLA
Jeffrey Denzak is an accomplished land planner, experienced in
initial site investigations, feasibility studies, master planning,
and design guidelines. He chairs the Urban Land Institute's
Smart Growth Committee, and holds a professional landscape
architecture degree from Purdue and a Master of Urban Design
from Harvard. His planning work at Swaback Partners ranges
from decentralized communities to intense urban centers.
Vernon D. Swaback, FAIA, FAICP *
Vernon Swaback is managing partner of Swaback Partners, a
national leader in environmentally sustainable and regional
development. He apprenticed to Frank Lloyd Wright, and later
served as chairman of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. He
has also served on the boards of various educational and cultural
foundations, including Starshine Academy and Cattletrack Arts
Ernesto Fonseca *
Ernesto Fonseca is an architect, planner, researcher, and
construction coordinator at Arizona State University where
he specializes in energy, housing, and sustainability.
His professional work in Mexico and Arizona focuses on
ReGreening. Mr. Fonseca holds multiple degrees from Mexican
universities, and a Master's from ASU, where he is completing
his doctoral dissertation.
Tom Martinson *
Tom Martinson is a city-planning consultant with an
international practice based in Minneapolis. He was principal
planner for Minneapolis, and planning manager for the US$15
billion Bonifacio new city in Manila. He is the author of American
Dreamscape: The Pursuit of Happiness in Postwar Suburbia and
The Atlas of American Architectur:2000 Years of Architecture, City
Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Civil Engineering.
Wellington (Duke) Reiter, FAIA
Architect, urban designer, and academic administrator, Duke
Reiter is the past President of the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago and the former Dean of the College of Design at Arizona
State University. He has served as a member of the faculty in
the Department of Architecture at MIT, as Professional Advisor
to the Career Discovery Program at Harvard’s Graduate School
of Design, and as a visiting professor at Harvard and the Rhode
Island School of Design.