Nina L. Nixon-Mendez, FAICP

Nina Nixon-Méndez has practiced urban planning in two fast-growing Texas cities characterized by a majority Hispanic population and Spanish urban form. In Laredo, Nina developed the first historic preservation plan, and improved cross-border pedestrian access and technology on the international bridges. In San Antonio, the seventh largest U.S. city, Nina led the adoption of 30 neighborhood plans and 16 urban design districts to encourage reinvestment in late 19th to mid-20th century neighborhoods. She is implementing a 66-square-mile annexation effort to counter the negative effects of unplanned peripheral growth to enhance San Antonio’s position as a regional center. Inducted 2016.