For Immediate Release
23 August 2016
Berkeley, CA. The College of Environmental Design saw a number of faculty transitions this summer, including the retirement of Professors of City and Regional Planning Robert Cervero and Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Linda Jewell after 36 and 25 years of teaching at CED, respectively.
Professor Cervero will continue to serve as an advisor and consultant on a number of transportation and urban planning projects around the globe. He is the first-ever recipient of the Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban Planning Research and a two-time recipient of the Article of the Year Award from the Journal of the American Planning Association. He will maintain his role as chair of the International Association of Urban Environments and the National Advisory Board for the Active Living Research Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in addition to serving on the advisory board of the Future of Urban Development Initiative of the World Economic Forum, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Board of Scientific Counselors, and the American Planning Association’s Emerging Issues Task Force.
Professor Jewell plans to continue her consultancy work in addition to finishing her book on American outdoor theaters. Her publications and designs have won numerous American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) awards and honors over the years, including the prestigious Presidential Award in Communications for her 10-year contribution of construction-related articles in Landscape Architecture Magazine, and the 2008 Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal for sustained and significant contributions to landscape architecture education.
The College also welcomes the recent transition of Professor Teresa Caldeira to Chair of the Department of City & Regional Planning. As a faculty member at the College of Environmental Design since 2007, a majority of Professor Caldeira’s research has focused on predicaments of urbanization and reconfigurations of spatial segregation and social discrimination, primarily in cities of the global south. Her work examines the relationships between urban form and political transformation in the context of democratization. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to research and study, Professor Caldeira’s work combines methodologies, theories and approaches from the social sciences and is concerned with reshaping ethnographic methods for the study of cities.
Professor Caldeira received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of São Paulo in Brazil and went on to receive her PhD in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Between 1980 and 1996 she worked as a professor and researcher in the Brazilian university system, including a 15-year research stint at Cebrap (Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning), one of Brazil’s most important research centers in the social sciences. Her 2000 publicationCity of Walls: Crime, Segregation, and Citizenship in São Paulo (University of California Press, 2000), won the Senior Book Prize of the American Ethnological Society in 2001 and analyzes the way in which crime, fear of violence, and disrespect of citizenship rights intertwine with urban transformations to produce a new pattern of urban segregation in a context of democratic consolidation. She was the 2012 recipient of the Faculty Mentor Award at Berkeley and was also named a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow.