Faculty portfolios

  • Segregation by Design: Conversations and Calls for Action in St. Louis (2019). Editors: Catalina Freixas and Mark Abbott.
    Segregation by Design: Conversations and Calls for Action in St. Louis (2019). Editors: Catalina Freixas and Mark Abbott.
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Catalina Freixas

Associate Professor

Phone: 
314-935-6200
Fax: 
314-935-8520

Givens 209

Campus Box 1031
Biography 

MArch, School of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Buenos Aires

 

Catalina Freixas has taught in the Sam Fox School since 2004. She is engaged in urban humanities research and practice, with a focus on neighborhood resiliency. Freixas' current research attempts to identify characteristics of resilience as integrated processes and systems. Her long-term objective is to use this research to generate quantitative eco-urbanism strategies that can be utilized to promote resilient communities in a wide range of urban settings. She is presently working with the City of St. Louis to undertake a pilot project once the optimization model is operational. Freixas' previous work was oriented to a better understanding of the causes and consequences of racial residential segregation, as well as the development of strategies to mitigate segregation in metropolitan areas. This project has led to the new book, Segregation by Design: Conversations and Calls for Action in St. Louis (Springer, 2019). Her work has been supported by grants from The Divided City initiative and InCEES. She has shared her research widely through national and international conference presentations and in peer-reviewed papers and publications. Freixas weaves her approach to resilient design into her studios and seminars, which has had a significant impact on students in the School's undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as its Architecture Discovery Program for high school students, which she has directed since 2012.