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Malo Hutson, Ph.D., M.C.P.

RWJF Health & Society Scholar:

Sociology, Urban Planning

Area(s) of Expertise:
Community Development, Regional and Economic Development, Urban Policy and Politics, Urban Health




Malo André Hutson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley. His research focuses on community development, regional planning, urban sustainability, and population health. In addition, Professor Hutson focuses on urban policy and politics and the role of institutions in influencing urban and regional development.  Professor Hutson is working on a book manuscript 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 transform their communities to sustainable healthy communities (defined as economically strong, environmentally clean, and socially just communities).  The book will provide case studies on four major U.S. cities--Boston, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.  This book will be part of 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 where he and his students are currently working in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood in San Francisco, California.  He teaches an undergraduate course City Planning 118AC — The Urban Community. Professor Hutson is on the board of both the Pacific Institute and Stiles Hall.  Prior to becoming a faculty member at Berkeley, Professor Hutson was a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar at the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health (CSEPH) in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.

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