Alissa Torres, FAICP


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Contact Information

Work Phone
407-836-7762
Address:

4200 S. John Young Parkway
Orlando
FL
32839-8659
United States

FAICP Statement

Alissa Barber Torres has dedicated her25-year career to planning practice, planning education, professional and community service, and leadership, including extensive service to the profession at the local, state, and national levels. Her exceptional commitment to students and emerging planners includes teaching at two Florida universities, volunteer service, mentoring, and outreach to underserved K-12students of color. Torres’s professional experience, academic contributions, focus on inclusivity and equity for underserved communities, and planning projects in Orange County, Florida, have supported the practice of planning and generations of planners in Central Florida and enhanced the community’s development, facilities, and quality of life.

Professional Biography

Alissa Barber Torres, Ph.D, FAICP, CLTD has over 27 years of planning experience in local government, private sector, and regional planning agencies and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. She holds a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in Texts and Technology (technical communication/digital media) from the University of Central Florida. Alissa’s extensive professional service and leadership at local, state, and national levels focus on the growth and inclusivity of the urban planning profession, including sitting as Co-Chair of the APA Florida Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee.

Education

321749 | University of Central Florida
Graduation Date: December, 2010
Degree Level: PhD/J.D.

321749 | University of Central Florida
Graduation Date: December, 2010
Degree Level: PhD/J.D.

321749 | University of Central Florida
Graduation Date: December, 2010
Degree Level: PhD/J.D.

115306 | Florida State University
Graduation Date: May, 1998
Degree Level: Graduate
Planning Degree

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