Urbanization & Urbanism

Sai   Balakrishnan

Sai Balakrishnan

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Research interests: Institutions for managing rapid urbanization; comparative land-use planning and property rights; and social justice and the city. 

48 Quincy Street
Gund Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-4687
Silvia Benedito

Silvia Benedito

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Research interests: The role of atmosphere, weather, and sensation in the design disciplines of landscape architecture and urbanism.

48 Quincy Street
Gund Hall 415
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-0949
Blau

Eve Blau

Faculty Associate. Adjunct Professor of the History of Urban Form, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Research interests: Modern architecture and urbanism; post-industrial and post-socialist urban transitions; Central and Eastern Europe; and urban design and planning.

48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-0170
Suzanne Blier

Suzanne Blier

Faculty Associate (on leave 2017–2018). Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts, Department of History of Art and Architecture; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Research interests: Politics, urban planning, economics, art, and technology in the Yoruba area of early southwestern Nigeria.

485 Broadway
Sackler Museum
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-2377
Neil Brenner

Neil Brenner

Faculty Associate. Professor of Urban Theory, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Research interests: Critical urban theory; global and comparative urban, metropolitan, suburban, and regional development; socio-spatial theory and state theory; comparative historical geopolitical economy; generalized urbanization; and neoliberalization.

48 Quincy Street
Gund Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-2798
Diane E. Davis

Diane E. Davis

Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism; Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Research interests: Conflict cities; the politics of insecurity; Latin America; cities of the Global South; and relationships between urban violence, informality, policing, and the rule of law.

48 Quincy Street
Gund Hall #319
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-0728
Doherty

Gareth Doherty

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Senior Research Associate, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Research interests: The intersections between landscape architecture, urbanism, and anthropology.

48 Quincy Street
Gund Hall 312
p: (617) 495-4500
Ann  Forsyth

Ann Forsyth

Faculty Associate (on leave spring 2018). Professor of Urban Planning, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Research interests: The social aspects of physical planning with a focus on suburbs and creating healthy places.

48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-3587
José Antonio Gómez-Ibáñez

José Antonio Gómez-Ibáñez

Faculty Associate. Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Research interests: Transportation and infrastructure; privatization and regulation; and economic development.
79 JFK Street
T316
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1341
Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper

Faculty Associate. Associate Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Research interests: Comparative politics; urban planning and policy; urbanization and development; participatory governance; and civil society.
Gund Hall 312
48 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-2602
Jusionyte

Ieva Jusionyte

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Anthropology and of Social Studies, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political and legal anthropology; public anthropology; security; crime and violence; urban infrastructures; emergency management and response systems; statecraft, governance, and borders; news media and journalism; Argentina, Mexico; and US-Mexico border.

21 Divinity Ave.
Tozzer Anthropology Building #216
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 998-5280
Lei

Ya-Wen Lei

Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Research interests: Political sociology; law and society; economic sociology; cultural sociology; Chinese Studies; political communication; and urbanization.

436 William James Hall
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-5160
Quinton Mayne

Quinton Mayne

Faculty Associate; Affiliate, Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality. Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Research interests: Comparative political behavior; urban politics and multilevel governance; and welfare policy, with a focus on advanced industrial democracies.

79 JFK Street
mailbox 74
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-6140
Rahul Mehrotra

Rahul Mehrotra

Faculty Associate. Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Research interests: Ephemeral Urbanism: studying and constructing taxonomy of patterns of temporary occupation of space across the globe.

48 Quincy Street
Gund Hall 312
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 496-1292
Ian Miller

Ian Miller

Faculty Associate. Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Research interests: Modern Japan and East Asia, especially environmental history and the history of energy; cultural history and urban history; comparative imperialism; and natural disasters. 

1730 Cambridge Street
Room S421
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 384-7494