Claudia Villanueva Silva Santisteban

Claudia Villanueva Silva Santisteban
Mentor: Dr. Glenn Acomb
College of Design Construction & Planning
"I enjoy the interactive nature of research, and felt this was an underrepresented category within sustainability academia."


Sustainability & the Built Environment


Real Estate

Research Interests

  • The future of Urban Agriculture
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Resource Conservation

Academic Awards

  • University Scholars Program 2016


  • MCDA Marketing Ambassador


  • Bike Compost
  • Cinema Verde
  • Manos Peruanas Unidas


Hobbies and Interests

  • Photography
  • Boardgames
  • Cooking

Research Description

Green Roofs : Species & Resource Analysis
There are two main goals of this project, one is to understand if we can use less resources (ie: water) to yield a successful green roof crop vs a traditional growing method. And secondly, if we can successfully grow different and new species on the roof than previously observed. There is a limited amount of academic research regarding green roofs, especially in Florida. I hope to expand our knowledge on how resources, and species can cooperate on the roof.