My research and teaching focus on racial landscapes and on the geographical implications of racial justice. I am interested in the ways that planning and design disciplines enact and codify racial oppression in urban landscapes and how redevelopment paradigms in the 21 st century reflect and extend ongoing racial/spatial processes at multiple scales in and across the built environment. In my work, I trace how race is produced in the urban landscape through everyday planning and design imaginaries and decisions that produce and maintain racialized exclusion and privilege. My research and teaching are also rooted in emancipatory imaginaries of settlement and the geographical implications of freedom and I draw from grounded work on Black place-making and cultural activism and an anti-racist, feminist lens. Much of my research and community engagement focuses on historical development and contemporary planning and landscape design challenges in Black mecca neighborhoods in the American North and South.
LDARCH140 Social and Psychological Factors in Open Space Design
LDARCHC203/CYPLAN C243 Shaping the Public Realm
LDARCH255 Doctoral Seminar in Environmental Planning
LDARCH254 Racial Landscapes
Brand, Anna Livia, Inwood, Joshua F. J., Alderman, Derek. (2022, Published online). Truth-Telling and Memory Work in Montgomery’s Co-Constituted Landscapes. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies
Brand, Anna Livia. (2022). The Sedimentation of Whiteness as Landscape. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space,40(2), 276-291.
Anguelovski, Isabelle, Brand, Anna Livia, Ranganathan, Malini & Hyra, Derek. (2021). Decolonizing the Green City: From Environmental Privilege to Emancipatory Green Justice. Environmental Justice. https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/env.2021.0014
Brand, Anna Livia. (2021). Black Mecca Futures: Re-Membering Claiborne Avenue. Journal of Urban Affairs, 1-14.
Inwood, Joshua F. J., Brand, Anna Livia & Quinn, Elise Andrea. (2020). Racial Capital, Abolition and a Geographic Argument for Reparations. Antipode, 53(4), 1083-1103.
Brand, Anna Livia, Lowe, Kate & Hall, Em. (2020). Colorblind Transit Planning: Modern Streetcars in Washington DC and New Orleans. Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City, 1 (1-2), 87-108.
Brand, Anna Livia & Miller, Charles (2020). Tomorrow I’ll Be at the Table: Black Geographies and Urban Planning, A Review of the Literature. Journal of Planning Literature, 35(4), 460-474.
Anguelovski, Isabelle; Brand, Anna Livia; Connolly, James T.; Corbera, Esteve; Kotsila, Panagiota; Steil, Justin; Garcia-Lamarca, Melissa; Triguero-Mas, Margarita; Cole, Helen; Baro, Francesc; Langemeyere, Johannes; Perez del Lugar, Carmen; Shokry, Galia; Sekulova, Filka & Ramos, Lucia Arguelles. (2020). Expanding the Boundaries of Justice in Urban Greening Scholarship: Toward an Emancipatory, Antisubordination, Intersectional, and Relational Approach. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 110(6), 1743-1769.
Anguelovski, Isabelle; Connolly, James & Brand, Anna Livia. (2018). From Landscapes of Utopia to the Margins of the Green Urban Life: For Whom is the New Green City?. City, 22(3), 417-436.
Brand, Anna Livia. (2018). The Duality of Space: The Built World of DuBois’s Double Consciousness. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 36(1), 3-22.
Brand, Anna Livia. (2015). The Politics of Defining and Building Equity in the 21st Century. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 35(3), 249-264.
Brand, Anna Livia (In Production). Today Like Tomorrow, Tomorrow Like Today. In Jovan Lewis and Camilla Hawthorne (Eds.), The Black Geographic. Duke University Press
Brand, Anna Livia (2020). Black Landscapes Matter… Then and Now, Here and Everywhere. In Walter Hood and Grace Mitchell Tada (Eds.), Black Landscapes Matter. University of Virginia Press
Brand, Anna Livia & Baxter, Vern (2019). Post-Disaster Development Dilemmas: Advancing Landscapes of Social Justice in a Neoliberal, Post-Disaster Landscape. In Shirley Laska (Ed.), Louisiana’s Response to Extreme Weather: A Test Case for Coastal Resilience (pp. 217-240). Springer
Anguelovski, Isabelle; Brand, Anna Livia; Chu, Eric & Goh, Kian (2017). Urban Planning, Community (Re)Development and Environmental Justice: Emerging Challenges for Green and Equitable Neighborhoods. In Ryan Holifield, Jayajit Chakraborty and Gordon Walker (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice (pp.449-462). Routledge
Brand, Anna Livia (2014). The Most Complete Street in the World: A Dream Deferred and Co-Opted. In Julian Agyeman and Stephen Zavestoski (Eds.), Incomplete Streets: Processes, Practices, Possibilities (pp. 265-285). Routledge
Inwood, Joshua & Brand, Anna Livia (2021). Slave built infrastructure still creates wealth in the US, Suggesting reparations should past harms and current value of slavery. The Conversation.
Brand, Anna Livia (2020). We are building on what we already built together…Field Notes on Pandemic Teaching: In, Places Journal
Inwood, Joshua Brand, Anna Livia (2020). Chocolate Cities and a Nucleus for Freedom and Soul In Book Review Forum, Chocolate Cities with Marcus Anthony Hunter and Zandria F. Robinson, Urban Geography
Brand, Anna Livia (2019). Claiborne Avenue. Paper Monuments Poster #24 (text), Paper Monuments Public Art and Public History Project, New Orleans, LA
Brand, Anna Livia (2018). Say Its Name - Planning is the White Spatial Imaginary. Interface, Journal of Planning Theory and Practice
Brand, Anna Livia (2017). Reflections on Teaching Race and Urban Development. Platform, Journal of the School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin
Brand, Anna Livia & Roberts, Andrea (2016). Better Communities Require Better-Educated Planners. Op-Ed, Austin American Statesman, October 2017
Brand, Anna Livia (2007). Rebuilding the Right to Return. Progressive Planning Magazine, Spring 2007