Margot W. Garcia, FAICP

Dr. Margot W. Garcia married extensive experience in community activism and planning with an academic life of teaching and research, paralleling her merger of a scientific foundation in ecology with the development of public policy at local and national levels. In the 1980s Margot devised the term “environmental planner” to describe her expertise in planning sustainable communities resilient to myriad natural resource challenges. She advocated an ecosystems approach to addressing water and land use. Exemplifying the planner in a bridging role, Margot educated students, the public and elected officials on the interrelated issues – wicked problems – that characterize our world. Inducted in 2016.