Sara Bronin
Professor, College of Architecture Art & Planning and Rubacha Department of Real Estate, Cornell University

Sara Bronin is a Mexican-American architect, attorney, and policymaker specializing in property, land use, historic preservation, and climate change.  She serves as a tenured professor (on public service leave) of planning and law at Cornell University. Among other public service, she founded and directs the National Zoning Atlas, and she has served as an advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Sustainable Development Code, served on the board of Latinos in Heritage Conservation, and founded Desegregate Connecticut.  In addition, she chaired Preservation Connecticut and led the nationally-recognized efforts of the City of Hartford to draft and adopt a climate action plan, city plan, and zoning code overhaul.  Bronin has consulted for public and private entities, including on zoning reform, project construction, and litigation strategy.  She received a J.D. from Yale Law School (as a Truman Scholar), an M.Sc. from the University of Oxford (as a Rhodes Scholar), and a B.Arch. and B.A. (Plan II) from the University of Texas.  Among other books and treatises, she is the author of the forthcoming book, Key to the City.