Teresa Bosch de Celis
Teresa has expertise in architecture, urban design, and sustainability and environmental planning. Joining the team in 2011, she serves UBRI in various capacities including urban design and geospatial analysis, data analysis, public outreach and stakeholder engagement, and graphic design and communications. Teresa works as graphic designer creating infographics, presentations and other visual aids, as well as building reports such as the Riverline Equitable Development Framework, Building Together, the Clean Energy Workforce Assessment of WNY, the Local IMPACT: Strategies to Promote Mobility. the WNY Regional Economic Development Council and the Buffalo Billion East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund. Teresa has worked as the Clean Energy Coordinator for NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities Program assisting municipalities in implementing clean energy actions. She supported public outreach and stakeholder engagement for Niagara Street Now, and as coordinator for One Region Forward’s working teams. She’s used her diverse skillset to support a number of other projects, including Buffalo Promise Neighborhood’s Community-based Safety Initiative, the WNY Labor Market Assessment 2017, Upstate NY Revitalization Initiative, Strengthening WNY’s Safety Net, and Moving Forward 2050.
Prior to moving to Buffalo in 2010, the native of Spain worked at the architecture firm, LaCasaVacía, on several projects focused on environmental remediation and redevelopment plans. She fostered her GIS and design capabilities while employed at the City Planning Board of Seville contributing to Seville’s Comprehensive Plan. And participated in the Concerted Action Plan for the North Historical Centre in Seville both while employed at LaCasaVacía and at the City Planning Board of Seville.
Teresa is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian. She holds an architecture degree from the Higher Technical School of Architecture, University of Seville, and also studied at the University of Genoa, Italy. She has a master’s degree in urban planning from the University at Buffalo. Teresa loves the opportunities and possibilities that the City of Buffalo and the region has to offer. As a mom of three little kids living in North Buffalo, Teresa believes that with hard work we can make a difference for our future generations building more sustainable, walkable and prosperous communities.