Resource Center for Raza Planning (RCRP)

RCRP is a Resource Center within the School of Architecture and Planning. We are planning researchers and policy analysts engaged in public policy issues related to growth and development in New Mexico. In addition, we deal with issues such as economic development, land use, land tenure, infrastructure, transportation, water rights, water use and quality, agricultural preservation, and a multitude of other planning issues.


(Professional Project, Ben Wilde)

MCRP Student, Ben Wilde's Solar Thermal Greenhouse project. Video by Daniel Sonis.

Faculty and Staff

Jose Rivera: Ph.D. Chair, RCRP Faculty Advisory Committee.  Professor, Community and Regional Planning Program.

Moises Gonzales, MCRP and MUD. Director of RCRP.  Assistant Professor, Community and Regional Planning Program.

Tim Castillo, Associate Professor, School of Architecture + Planning.

Teresa L. Córdova, Ph.D.  Professor Emeritus.  Director of the Great Cities Institute, Chicago, IL.

In addition to our exceptional faculty, RCRP is staffed by student research and project assistants.