community development and urban sustainability/equity; racial/ethnic inequalities and urban policy (metropolitan fragmentation, segregation and health); built environment and health.
- Ph.D. Urban and Regional Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Post-Doc, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar, University of Michigan, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
- MCP, Regional and Economic Development, University of California, Berkeley
- BA Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
Malo André Hutson is an Associate Professor and the Chancellor's Professor of City and Regional Planning. He is also the Associate Director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Planning (IURD) and Chair of the Urban Studies Program at the University of California at Berkeley. His research focuses on community development and urban sustainability/equity; racial/ethnic inequalities and urban policy (metropolitan fragmentation, segregation and health); and built enviornment and health.
Professor Hutson recently published a book entitled The Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental, and Social Justice: Deepening Their Roots, which explores how coalitions of residents, community leaders, unions, and others are trying to resist displacement as a result of neighborhood change and gentrification to transform their communities to sustainable healthy communities (defined as economically strong, environmentally clean, and socially just communities). The book provides case studies on four major U.S. cities—Boston, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. This book is part of Routledge’s Equity, Justice, and the Sustainable City series.
In addition to his research, Professor Hutson teaches two graduate courses—City Planning 202: Planning Practice and City Planning 268: Community Development Studio. He teaches an undergraduate course City Planning 118AC — The Urban Community.
Professor Hutson has received numerous awards and grants for his research, writing, and practice. He also has over 15 years of experience working on numerous academic and community-centered projects, both nationally and internationally, in cities such as Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, New Orleans, Oakland, San Francisco, Santiago, Chile, and Toronto, Canada. Professor Hutson was also invited as a guest to The White House as an expert in the area of community development, environmental justice, and urban health to participate in the first-ever Environmental Justice Forum.
He currently is a faculty affiliate of the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program at the University of California, San Francisco and U.C. Berkeley. In addition Dr. Hutson is a faculty member of the Diversity and Health Disparities Cluster, part of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at Berkeley. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Ecoliteracy, which promotes ecological literacy; the Pacific Institute, an international non-profit, which conducts research and policy analysis in the areas of environment, sustainable development, and international security; Youth UpRising, a nonprofit organization focusing on youth development and leadership in East Oakland, California; and Stiles Hall, which was founded in 1884 and is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to serving the broader community while enriching the lives of students at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been interviewed by a range of media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Business Times, The Oakland Tribune, NBC News Bay Area, and National Public Radio, to name a few.
- Courses Taught
City Planning 118AC The Urban Community
City Planning 202 Methods in Planning Practice
City Planning 256 Healthy Cities
City Planning 260 History, Theory, and Practice of Community Development
City Planning 268 Community Development Studio
- Selected Publications
Hutson, Malo. 2016. The Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental, and Social Justice: Deepening Their Roots. Book manuscript. Signed contract in preparation for Routledge Earthscan. Book will be a part of Routledge's Equity, Justice, and the Sustainable City Series.
Raymond, Henry Fischer, Chen, Y-H, Syme, S. Len, Catalano, Ralph, Hutson, Malo, McFarland, W. 2014. The Role of Individual and Neighborhood Factors: HIV Acquisition Risk Among High-Risk Populations in San Francisco. Aids and Behavior, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 346-356.
Hutson, Malo. 2013. “Where is the ‘Public’ in Public Universities?” Environmental Justice. Volume 6, Number 1.
Hutson, Malo. 2012. “Power, Politics and Community Development,” Community Development Journal. Spring.
Hutson, Malo, Kaplan, George A., Ranjit, Nalini, and Mujahid, Mahasin S. 2012. Metropolitan Fragmentation and Health Disparities: Is There a Link?” The Milbank Quarterly. Vol. 90, Issue 1.
Hutson, Malo, Wilson, Sacoby. 2011. “The Role of Community-Based Strategies in Addressing Metropolitan Segregation and Racial Health Disparities.” Community Development Journal, 42, No.4, 476-493.
Jutte, Douglas, LeWinn, Kaja, Hutson, Malo, Dare, Ramie, and Falk, Janet. 2011. “Bringing Researchers and Community Developers Together To Revitalize A Public Housing Project and Improve Health.” Health Affairs. 30, No. 11.
Hutson, Malo. 2011. “Urban Sustainability and Community Development,” Community Development Investment Center. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Center for Community Investments. Working Paper 2011-03.
Hutson, Malo. 2011. “Ethical Planning for Equitable Development.” Journal of Ethics at Berkeley. University of California at Berkeley. Vol. 1, No. 1.
Hutson, Malo. 2010. “Urban Communities in the 21St Century,” in (Ed. Malo Andre Hutson) Urban Communities in the 21st Century: From Industrialization to Sustainability. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishers.
Lovasi, Gina, Hutson, Malo, Neckerman, Kathryn A., and Guerra, Monica. 2009. “Built Environment and Obesity in Underserved Populations” Epidemiologic Reviews, 31, pp. 7-20.
Wilson, Sacoby, Hutson, Malo, and Mujahid, Mahasin S. 2008. “How Planning and Zoning Contribute to Inequitable Development, Neighborhood Health, and Environmental (In)Justice” Environmental Justice. Vol. 1. No. 4.