GIS Analyst, Assistant Planner
Lourdes Ginart is one of the Urban Collaborative’s geographic and geospatial data experts. In her time with the UC, she has worked on numerous projects, each requiring unique applications of geographic knowledge, from large scale map production and geospatial analysis to LiDAR indoor capture and data management. Additionally, Lourdes has assisted with components of other projects, such as sustainability plans, affordability analysis, space utilization, and stakeholder facilitation. Before joining the UC, she worked as a GIS Specialist for the City of Coral Gables in Florida where she led efforts for the Public Work’s digital irrigation inventory, mapped historic and electoral demography for the Clerks Office, and assisted the Mayor’s Office with various projects related to sea level rise in the City. In her work, Lourdes prioritizes communicating complex spatial data to broad audiences in concise, legible, and graphically pleasing styles.
Lourdes graduated from Florida International Geography with B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Geography, and holds an M.S. in Geography from the University of Oregon. At the University of Oregon, she specialized in cartography and the human dimensions of climate change. During this time, she was also an Evelyn L. Pruitt Fellow through the Society of Women Geographers, a Tinker Fellow through the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, and the recipient of the Bill Loy Award for Excellence in Cartography. In addition to her geographic expertise, Lourdes has experience with computer programming and graphic design.