Associate Professor of Community & Regional Planning
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Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Southern California
M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Iowa
M.A. in Economics, University of Iowa
B.S. in Urban Planning, Iowa State
Professor Cantarero is Associate Professor in the Community and Regional Planning Program and an affiliation professor in UNL's Latino/Latin American Program. He is involved in research on >quality of life issues in small towns in Nebraska that have experienced large immigration of mostly Latino/Hispanic population, with projects in Schuyler and Crete. He is also involved in research on minority health issues. He serves as a project director of UNL’s Community Outreach Partnership Center, developing a system that would allow Lincoln’s four cultural centers (small, minority serving organizations) to access web-based information using Geographic Information Systems. He is a member of the Latino Research Initiative, a fellow of the Center for Applied Rural Innovation, and a Research Associate of the Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica.
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Professor Cantarero's teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Planning, Economic Development Planning, Planning Research Methods, Planning with GIS, and Planning in Developing Countries.