Diversity: Faculty


Our faculty are leaders in thinking critically about diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to the CED disciplines.  A sampling of our faculty and their research is listed below. To view the full CED faculty list, please visit our Faculty Directory. 

Faculty Title/Department(s) Research 
Charisma Acey Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, Carmel P. Friesen Chair Local and regional environmental sustainability, with a focus on poverty reduction, urban governance and access to basic services.
Anna Livia Brand Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning  The intersection of race and space, specifically looking at historic black mecca neighborhoods and how they change through processes of gentrification and resistance.
Teresa Caldeira Chair and Professor of City and Regional Planning The predicaments of urbanization, such as spatial segregation, social discrimination, and the uses of public space in cities of the global south.
Karen Chapple Professor of City and Regional Planning Inequalities in the planning, development, and governance of regions in the U.S. and Latin America, with a focus on economic development and housing.
Daniel Chatman Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning Travel behavior and the built environment; residential and workplace location choice; “smart growth” and municipal fiscal decision making; and the connections between public transportation, immigration and the economic growth of cities. 
Renee Chow Chair of Architecture, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Developed analytic and generative design tools for integrating urban and architectural systems across sites and individual buildings. These tools are directed toward encoding and extending local conditions, increasing urban legibility and identity, differentiating agency and time, embedding resource strategies at a community scale and facilitating design collaboration.
Jason Corburn Professor of City and Regional Planning, Professor of Public Health  Works to build partnerships between urban residents, professional scientists and decision-makers in order to collaboratively generate policy and planning solutions that improve the qualities of cities and the well-being of residents, particularly the poor and people of color.
Margaret Crawford Professor of Architecture The evolution, uses, and meanings of urban space.  
C. Greig Crysler Professor of Architecture, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Arcus Chair of Gender, Sexuality and the Built Environment The theories and practices of architecture, urbanism and the built environment in the context of globalization, activism and the politics of cultural identity
Karen Frick Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning Sustainable transport and community-based planning and major transportation infrastructure projects; current research focuses on conservative, Tea Party and property rights activists' perspectives on planning and planners' responses.
Marta González Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning Develops computer models to analyze digital traces of information mediated by devices; they process this information to manage the demand in urban infrastructures in relation to energy and mobility. 
M. Paz Gutierrez Associate Professor of Architecture Material systems and ecologies; interdisciplinary data visualization.
Kristina Hill Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning and Urban Design Urban ecology and hydrology in relationship to physical design and social justice issues; adapting urban districts and shore zones to the new challenges associated with climate change.
Walter Hood Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning and Urban Design Landscape design; community development; citizen participation, particularly ethnic groups; the design of architecture and the landscape simultaneously.
Ronald Rael Professor of Architecture, Eva Li Memorial Chair In Architecture Applied architectural research, design activism, additive manufacturing and earthen architecture.
Carolina Reid Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Housing and community development, with a specific focus on access to credit, homeownership and wealth inequality; the impact of the foreclosure crisis on low-income and minority communities, the role of the Community Reinvestment Act during the subprime crisis, and the importance of anti-predatory lending laws for consumer protection. 
Daniel Rodríguez Professor of City and Regional Planning The relationship between transportation, land development, and the health and environmental impacts that follow. His most recent work focuses on the health and equity impacts of urban transportation policy. 
Jennifer Wolch William W. Wurster Dean; Professor of City and Regional Planning Past work focused on urban homelessness and the delivery of affordable housing and human services for poor people; also studied urban sprawl and alternative approaches to city-building such as smart growth and new urbanism; an early investigator of animal-society relations in cities, she has proposed strategies for human-animal co-existence in an urbanizing world; most recent work analyzes connections between city form, physical activity, and public health, and develops strategies to address environmental justice issues by improving access to urban parks and recreational resources.