Diego Rentería is a planner exploring the links between infrastructure and equity to improve the quality-of-life of people and environmental capabilities of sites. He has experience working with demographic and spatial data to inform policy recommendations and design. Diego’s thesis analyzed sanitary sewer overflows, capital improvements planning, and equity in Berkeley. Examples of projects Diego worked on at UC Berkeley include a design proposal for a majority-minority community threatened by sea level rise, a resiliency plan for an Army Reserves facility, an economic analysis of the Detroit metropolitan area, and research on water equity in Buffalo and Cleveland.
Diego graduated from UC Berkeley with dual master’s degrees in city planning and landscape architecture + environmental planning and a certificate in geographic information science (GIS). He holds an AB in sociology from Harvard University. He is a first-generation college graduate, a native of South Gate, California, and the son of parents from Los Altos de Jalisco, México.
Areas of Expertise
Los Angeles, working-class neighborhoods, regional open space planning, environmental analysis