Libertad Figuereo is a Policy Analyst at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in the reduced poverty and spatial inequalities team, currently contributing to the Legacy Cities initiative.
Libertad is an adjunct instructor at the University at Buffalo where she teaches in the School of Architecture and Planning. Prior to entering the field of urban planning, Libertad worked for an extended period in the field of social work where she became interested in the effects of the built environment on human behavior.
Combined with her long-time admiration for architecture, this interest led her into her current field of study, urban planning, and historic preservation, as a bridge between both the social and built environments. Libertad is a graduate of the University at Buffalo with a Master of Urban Planning and Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation.