about me

Research Interests

Research Interests
Cultural and Environmental Preservation Transportation Equity and Access Environmental Justice Disaster Recovery

Research Keywords

Research Keywords
Transit Deserts Cultural Preservation Environmental Resiliency

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Design and Human Behavior Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Site Planning Storm water and infrastructure management

Biography

Biography

Dr. Diane Jones Allen has established a national reputation by bridging practice and research in the areas she cares most deeply about; transportation access, sustainability, and environmental justice. These interests have led to a research and creative output that is remarkable for the holistic integration of academic productivity with successful and meaningful practice. Dr. Jones has recently added two publishing ventures to her CV. The first is a book where she is the sole author (Routledge Press) and the second is a book chapter with her mentor at UC Berkley, Randy Hester, and others. Both books are available for pre-order: Lost in the Transit Desert: Race, Transit Access, and Suburban Form, and Design as Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity. These books extend her reputation in areas of interest and expertise beyond her articles, conference proceedings, community and national service, and other synergistic activities. They indicate that her commitment to scholarship has actually increased since her caesura from academia in 2014. Transportation equity and “transit deserts” are moving increasingly into the forefront of discussion for planners, landscape architects, and engineers. She has successfully positioned herself nationally as a leader of this movement within the discipline of landscape architecture. She was elevated to Fellow by the American Society of Landscape Architecture. One of the highest honors it bestows on its members. Dr. Jones has a long record of successful practice, including responsibility as a design principal and owner at two firms. This success has been recognized by a national American Society of Landscape Architects award in 2016, her participation in the prestigious award jury for the national ASLA 2017 professional awards in May of 2017, in published interviews, and as a keynote speaker, panelist, and speaker for an accelerating series of important venues. So far in 2018, these include the New York ASLA State Conference), The Housing + Conference held at the MIT Media Lab, and the Kresge Foundation Climate Adaptation Influencers Meeting in Washington, DC . Last year saw several events that ranged from Minnesota to Louisiana. She is clearly in demand for her unusual and timely interdisciplinary focus on the interplay of transportation and water infrastructure and social and environmental justice.

Education

Education

    • 2014 PhD in Engineering - Transportation Engineering
      Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, 2014
    • 1984 MLA in Landscape Architecture
      University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 1984
    • 1980 BFA in Fine Arts
      Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1980

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2005 Landscape Architecture License, Maryland State Board of Examiners of Landscape Architecture
    • 2018 Landscape Architecture License, Texas Board of Architetural Examiners
    • 1998 Council Certification, Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards
    • 1997 Landscape Architecture License, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
    • 2001 Landscape Architecture License, State of Missouri Division of Professiona Registration

Appointments

Appointments

    • Aug 2017 to Present Associate Professor/Tenured/Program Director
      PLanning and Landscape Architecture, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      Responsible for consulting with and representing the interests of department faculty on policies, plans, and procedures that affect the Program. Also responsible for meeting teaching, research and service requirements.
    • Sept 2009 to Present Principal Landscape Architect
      DesignJones LLC (New Orleans, LA, United States)
      2009 – Present, Principal landscape architect: Principal Landscape Architect of a full service landscape architectural firm providing land use and site planning, and urban and environmental design for public and corporate clients. The firm focuses on the physical development of livable and sustainable urban communities.
    • Aug 2014 to Dec 2015 Lecturer
      Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA, United States)
      Taught undergraduate foundational studio. Co-taught graduate foundational landscape architectural/architectural studio, and graduate landscape architecture design studio in urban systems and site systems. Also Responsible for course content, pedagogy, and assessment. Member of graduate student thesis advisory committee
    • Aug 2010 to May 2014 Associate Professor, Tenured
      Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning, Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD, United States)
      Tenured professor in the Graduate Department in Landscape Architecture.
    • Aug 2006 to May 2010 Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
      Department of Landscape Architecture School of Architecture and Planning, Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD, United States)
      Tenure track professor in the Graduate Department of Landscape Architecture. Research focused on cultural and environmental sustainability in social/cultural landscapes. Duties also included advising students on thesis, independent study, and research projects. Courses taught included Design and Human Behavior, Planting Design, and Graduate Community Design and Site Planning Studios.
    • Sept 2005 to May 2006 Project Manager
      Land Planning, STV Incorporated (Baltimore, MD, United States)
      Project Manager for site development at engineering firm specializing in transportation and land planning. Responsible for taking projects through the development process. Assignments include working with team members and clients in preparing development programs and helping clients get all project approvals and site development permits. Responsibilities include preliminary research and data collection, preparation of conceptual site plans, and overseeing project from initial programming and schematics through final plan.
    • Aug 2005 to May 2006 Adjunct Professor
      Department of Landscape Architecture School of Architecture and Planning, Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD, United States)
      Adjunct professor in the Graduate Department of Landscape Architecture. Teaching Planting Design and Design and Human Behavior.
    • Aug 2004 to May 2005 Planner Coordinator
      Community Planning, Maryland National Capitol Park and Planning (Upper Marborough, MD, United States)
      Performed a wide variety of professional planning work to plan land use development, public facilities, and parks for one county. Work assignments involved projects and assignments that include conducting studies that required a good understanding of the planning process, ordinances, and laws and their application to variety of situations in all areas of planning. Provided guidance to less experienced planning and technical staff on routine assignments. Performed
    • Sept 1992 to Sept 2004 Principal Landscape Architect
      TerraDesigns Inc (New Orleans, LA, United States)
      Owner and Principal Landscape Architect of a full service landscape architectural and land planning design firm for public and private projects. Responsibilities include client liaison, project and staff management, and construction administration
    • Sept 1987 to Aug 1991 Landscape Architect
      Billes/Manning Architects (New Orleans, LA, United States)
      Associate Landscape Architect: Landscape architect for architectural firm specializing in public design. Responsible for site planning, grading and drainage design, and planting design on architectural projects. Duties also Included overseeing and approving landscape installations. Also responsible for proposal writing and graphic design for various projects.

Memberships

    • Oct 2016 to Present Landscape Architecture Foundation
      Member of Board of Directors
      The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) invests in research, scholarships and leadership initiatives to increase the influence and impact of landscape architects to create a more sustainable, just, and resilient future.
    • Aug 2009 to Present American Society of Landscape Architects
      NA
      Professional Development and Advocacy organization for Landscape Architects

Awards and Honors

    • Jun  2019 ASLA Fellow sponsored by American Society of Landscape Architects
    • May  2018 2018 EDRA Great Places Award in the Book Category sponsored by Environmental Design Research Association
    • Feb  2017 Distinquished Alumni Award sponsored by College of Environmental Design University of California at Berkeley
    • Oct  2016 Community Service Award sponsored by American Society of Landscape Architects

News Articles

News Articles

    • Apr 2020 The Dirt - ASLA's Weekly Digest
      Article in the Dirt, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) online weekly digest, describing opportunities for transit equity during the time of COVID-19.

    • Oct 2019 PBS News Hour
      This is an article about how cities, residents and businesses across the U.S. and the world are seeking ways to end the expensive cycle of rebuilding after natural disasters. Instead, they are boosting efforts to design buildings and local infrastructure to withstand hurricanes, floods or wildfires.
    • Aug 2019 African American Design Nexus, Francis Loeb Library, Harvard
      The Design Nexus seeks to gather African American designers from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds together on a single platform to showcase their craft, explore different geographies of design practice, and inspire change within design institutions to participate in adopting new approaches to elevate black designers.
    • July 2019 American Society of Landscape Arch online
      Fellows Profile: The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elevated 22 members as Fellows for their exceptional contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and is based on their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service.
    • Dec 2018 Meeting of the Minds Blog
      Article on transit equity as it relates to the challenges fo climate change.The importance of this assessment is to provide information and data that can be used in creating effective policy that impacts transit access for those that are vulnerable during storm events. A vulnerability assessment can be undertaken by combining storm surge and extreme rainfall projections with transit availability characteristics to assess geographic vulnerability in regards to transit access and equity.
    • Aug 2018 Ask Me Anything
      One hour for ASLA members and students to as Diane Jones Allen anything they desire
    • June 2018 American Society of Landscape Architects Blog
      The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) convened a Blue Ribbon Panel on Climate Change and Resilience last fall to offer communities strategies for adapting to global climate change and its impacts on human health and the environment. The panel, composed of leaders from landscape architecture, planning, engineering, architecture, public policy, and community engagement, met September 21-22, 2017, at the ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture in Washington, D.C.
    • Apr 2018 Transportation Radio
      he Center for Transportation, Equity, Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD) is a USDOT (Tier-1) University Transportation Center. As indicated by its name, CTEDD does research into transportation equity issues. Two researchers associated with the center are Dr. Diane Jones Allen of the University of Texas at Arlington and Dr. Sean Barbeau of the University of South Florida. In this podcast they talk about their research projects; “Assessment of Extreme Weather Events Under Changing Climate on Transit Desert Communities” (Allen) and “Assisting New Transit Riders, including those with Disabilities, via an App Designed for All” (Barbeau).
    • Feb 2018 Untapped potential: Increasing diversity in landscape architecture
      More often than not, when asked how they got involved in the green industry, many professionals will say something along the lines of “I heard about this while in college,” or “I didn’t know this was a thing until…” For Diane Jones Allen, director of landscape architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs and a principal landscape architect of DesignJones, LLC, these statements sound all too familiar.
    • Nov 2017 Metro Magazine
      The Evolution of 'Transit Deserts' and How to Achieve Transit Equity, Mobility
    • Nov 2015
      Landscape Architecture Magazine
      Arvidson, Adam R. FASLA. The Connector: Diane Jones Allen Works to Put Public Spaces and Neighborhoods Back Together in Post-Katrina New Orleans. "Landscape Architecture Magazine", November 2015, Vol. 105, No11,

Other Activities

Other Activities

      • July 2018
        In May of 2017 wrote application for an American Institute of Architecture Regional Urban Design Assistance team to come to the Lower Ninth Ward and hold a 4 day visit and workshop to explore economic development potentials for the the community. Participated in and help to facilitate the visit which took place 1 year later in July 2018. (New Orleans, Louisiana)
        Lower Ninth Ward AIA RUDAT Steering Committee
      • Feb 2018
        Assist with development of master plan which address green infrastructure differently in four distinct zones under the Claiborne Avenue Bridge and the surrounding neighborhoods that have suffered form the outside imposition of the freeway through a viable and green community in the 1960's. (New Orleans, Louisiana)
        Claiborne Cooridor Innovation District
      • Jan 2018
        Collaborative process for generating initial concepts for parks in North Minneapolis. Collaboration with a diverse project team and community to provide needed open space. (Mineapolis Minnesota)
        Mineapolis Parks and Recreation Board

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Apr 2019 to Apr 2020 Pilot Point Arts and Cultural Plan sponsored by  -  $9999
      Diane Allen (Funded)
    • June 2018 to Aug 2019 A study of community engagement in the collaborative design process of the pilot green infrastructure planning and design to promote sustainable development in Downtown Arlington, TX sponsored by  -  $9977
      (Funded)

Publications


      2017
      • Book
        Design as Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity
        [De La Pena, David, Hester, RandolphT, Jeffrey, Hou, Lawson, LauraJ, McNally, MarciaJ, Allen, DianeJones]. Washington, DC: "Island Press".
      • Book
        Lost in the Transit Desert: Race, Transit Access and Suburban Form
        [Allen, DianeJones]. 176. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: "Rutledge Publishing".

      2010
      • Book Chapter
        The Trade - offs Between Highway Construction and Expansion, and Transit Oriented Development
        Highways: Construction Management, and Maintenance.
        [Allen, DianeJones, Manoj, Jhak]. 182. New York, NY: "Nova Science Publishers".

      2020
      2019
      • Journal Article
        The Relationship between Sound and Amenities of Transit-Oriented Developments"
        [Yaldirim, Yalcin, Diane, AllenJ, Amy, Albright]. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.(13/16), 19.
        https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/13/2413
      • Journal Article
        Analysis of flood vulnerability and transit availability with a changing climate in Harris County, Texas
        [Pulcinella, Joshua, Winguth, ArneM, Allen, DaineJones, Neviditha]. Transportation Research Record. "Transportation Research Board (TRB)".

      2011
      • Journal Article
        The City of the Dead: The Place of Cultural Identity and Environmental Sustainability in the African American Cemetery
        [Allen, DianeJones]. Landscape Journal. 30(2 Vol. 30), 226-240. Madison, WI: "University of Wisconsin Press".

      2009
      • Journal Article
        Street Typology and Urban Morphology
        Conference Proceedings of the World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society
        [Allen, DianeJones, Wienckowski, Jenny]. Baltimore, MD.

      2008
      • Journal Article
        Reconfiguring the Existing US Road System for Sustainable Living
        [Allen, DianeJones, Manoj, Jhak]. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias.

      2012
      • Magazine/Trade Publication
        Haiti: Studies In Recovery - Students Offer Designs To Help Post Earthquake Challenges
        [Allen, DianeJones, Austin, Allen].(142/Feb. 2012), 5. "Landscape Architecture Magazine".

Presentations

    • August  2020
      Allen, DianeJones, "Creating Sustainable Community Focused Open Space at Varying Urban Scales", Park Pride Atlanta, Virtual. (August 17, 2020).
    • June  2020
      Allen, DianeJones (Author & Presenter), Holliday, KathrynE (Author & Presenter), "Cemetery to Cemetery: Segregation and Tradition in the Forney, Texas Landscape", The Vernacular Architecture Forum , Online. (June 7, 2020).
    • March  2020
      Allen, DianeJones, "Creative and Sustainable Placemaking Through Trans-active Engagement.", University of Maryland, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland. (March 4, 2020).
    • January  2020
      Allen, DianeJones (Moderator), Lemon, Kelley (Panelist), Picol, JoseCastilo (Panelist), Bueno, Anita, "Stories PanelBio(graphical) Diversity Symposium ", University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. (January 24, 2020).
    • August  2019
      Allen, DianeJones (Panelist), Alvarez, Susan (Panelist), Luoni, Stephen (Panelist), Kent, Robert (Panelist), Rising, Hope (Panelist), Sloan, Kevin (Panelist), Tare, Megna (Moderator), "Watershed Urbanism, ", Livable Futures - UTA CAPPA, College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs CAPPA. (August 16, 2019).
    • June  2019
      Allen, DianeJones, "Design for Democracy", American Society of Landscape Architect, Greenville, South Carolina. (June 2, 2019).
    • May  2019
      Allen, DianeJones, "Advocacy and Design Activism in Landscape Architecture", Office of Equity and Diversity, the College of Environmental Design, University of Washington, Seattle. (May 16, 2019).
    • April  2019
      Allen, DianeJones (Panelist), Izmailyan, Elissa (Moderator), Plummer, Molly (Panelist), Green, Tara (Panelist), "Deck Parks and Other Parks in Dallas", Dallas Architecture Forum, Dallas, TX. (April 23, 2019).
    • April  2019
      Allen, DianeJones, "Open Engagement", Student American Society of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia, Athens. (April 5, 2019).
    • March  2019
      Allen, DianeJones, "Ecological Poetics", Department of Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley. (March 3, 2019).
    • February  2019
      Allen, DianeJones, "A Story of Cultural and Environmental Justice and Resiliency", Wisconsin ASLA Chapter Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (February 27, 2019).
    • February  2019
      Allen, DianeJones, "The Maroon Landscape: A Historic Topology for Cultural and Environmental Resiliency in the Era of Climate Adaptation", New Jersey Chapter American Society of Landscape Architecture, Atlantic City New Jersey. (February 11, 2019).
    • November  2018
      Allen, DianeJones (Author & Presenter), "Overcoming Barriers to Climate Smart and Resilient Design", Center for Planning Excellence CPEX, Baton Roughe Lousiana. (November 13, 2018).
    • October  2018
      Allen, DianeJones, Ardvison, Adam (Panelist), Major, Lydia , Chamberlain, Bruce, "The New Landscape Declaration and Call to Action", The Landscape Architecture Foundation and Landscape Structures, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (October 30, 2018).
    • October  2018
      Allen, DianeJones, Rasmussen, Steve (Panelist), Hamelton, Trina (Panelist), Curran, Winefred (Panelist), "Improvement Without Gentrification: When Is Just Green Enough, Enough?", The American Society of Landscape Architects, Philadelphia, PA. (October 21, 2018).
    • October  2018
      Allen, DianeJones, , Duggan, Tim (Panelist), Ortiz, Adam (Panelist), Rinner, Vaugh (Panelist), , "Climate Smart Solutions for Everyday Community", The American Society of Landscape Architects, Philadelphia, PA. (October 20, 2018).
    • September  2018
      Allen, DianeJones (Presenter), Johnson, Janelle (Moderator), Benepe, Adrian (Presenter), Tamulonis, Eroc (Presenter), "Parks in Changing Communities", National Recreation and Park Association , Indianapolis. (September 26, 2018).
    • September  2018
      Allen, DianeJones, Benepe, Adrian (Panelist), Winter, Willis (Panelist), "Designing for Equity in parks and Public Space", Trust for Public Land, Trinity Park Conservency, ASLA Texas DFW Section, HKS Architects, Dallas, TX. (September 6, 2018).
    • May  2018
      Allen, DianeJones (Panelist), Cardenos, Ruoal (Panelist), Washburn, Alexandros (Panelist), Kennedy, Sheila (Moderator), , , "Housing+ Transit Dependence + Limited Transit Access + Suburban Form=Transit Deserts", Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism, MIT Media LAB, Cambridge, Massachusetts . (May 4, 2018).
    • April  2018
      Allen, DianeJones, "Empowerment by Design", Black Space Unconference? APA National Conference, New Orleans, LA. (April 21, 2018).
    • April  2018
      Allen, DianeJones (Panelist), Bernard, Eric A (Panelist), Dorvak, Bruce P (Panelist), Shearer, AllanW (Panelist), "Engaged Education: Teaching and Research for Texas", Texas American Society of Landscape Architects, Galveston, TX. (April 19, 2018).
    • March  2018
      Allen, DianeJones, " Design as Democracy: Utilizing Trans-Active Community Engagement", Americian Society of Landscape Architcture, New York, Architectural Design Center, New York, NY. (March 23, 2018).
    • March  2018
      Allen, DianeJones (Presenter), Boone, Kofi (Presenter), Silver, Mitchell (Presenter), Howard, Zena (Presenter), Hoversten, Mark E (Presenter), "Transit Deserts: The Landscape of Limited Access and Socioeconomic Inequality", North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. (March 14, 2018).
    • March  2018
      Allen, DianeJones (Author & Presenter), "Ecological Poetics", College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California. (March 4, 2018).
    • October  2017
      Allen, DianeJones (Panelist), Reut, Jennifer (Moderator), Strang, Gary (Panelist), "Deconstructing Gentrification: Understanding and Accommodating Change in Urban Communities", American Society to Landscape Architects (ASLA), Los Angeles California. (October 23, 2017).
    • October  2017
      Allen, DianeJones (Panelist), Carroll, AntoinetteD (Panelist), Sutton, SharonE (Panelist), McDowell, Caesar (Moderator), "Black Organizing and Mobilizing: Gordon Plaza- Battling Environmental Injustice: The Case for Collective Action ", Harvard University, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (October 6, 2017).
    • May  2017
      Allen, DianeJones (Presenter), Hamilton, Darrick (Presenter), Dannefer, Dale (Presenter), , "Transit Deserts: Spatial and Socioeconomic Inequality", University California Davis Department of Human Ecology and Community Development , University California, Davis, California. (May 25, 2017).
    • March  2017
      Allen, DianeJones, Allen, MarionAustin (Author & Presenter), "Olmsted to Transit Deserts", Student Association of Landscape Architects (SASLA), University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. (March 23, 2017).
    • February  2017
      Allen, DianeJones, "Ecological Poetics: Equity as an Esential Part of Rebuilding Infrastructure", AIA Minnesota, Deluth, Minnesota. (February 20, 2017).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Farokh Bagheri, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      Investigation the Capacity of On-demand Ride Services in Replaceing the Need for the Fixed Route Public Transportation in Transit Desert Areas
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Gwendolyn Burroughs, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      A longitudinal analysis of homeownership in the DFW region from 2008-2018 to help prevent the growing levels of inequality between AA and other ethnic groups.
    • Present
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Monty McMahen, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      CREATIVE PLACEMAKING: A PUBLIC ART MASTER PLAN
    • Present
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Niveditha Dasa Ganghadar,
      INSERTION OF ‘GREEN WEBS’ – AN HOLLISTIC APPROACH TO URBAN TREE PLANTING IN DALLAS, TEXAS
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Oswald Jenewein, Oswald is completing his dissertation through his home university-The University of Insbrook Austria and is host university-the University of Texas Arlington (Architecture)
      A Typological Response of Coastal Cities to Post-Oil Environments-Case Study Texas Coast
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Kim Kukhyoung, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      the effect of ethnic neighborhood social, economic, and physical (socioeconomic-physical) characteristics on immigrant’s travel behavior in North Texas.
    • Present
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Juan Fluentes, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      POOL DESIGN CAN HAVE AN IMPACT THE OVERALL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN PUBLIC POOLS
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Nazanin Ghafarri, (Military Science and Tactics)
      Declining or Thriving: Questioning Publicness, Inclusiveness and Justice in Downtown Dallas Signature Parks
    • Present
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Addison Ginburg, Mid Program Review 2nd year MFA Candidate (Art and Art History)
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Lori Lee, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      THE CHARISMATIC DOG AND PUBLIC SPACETHE DOG PARK AS THIRD PLACE: IS THE THIRD PLACE POSSIBLE IN A POST-WORLD WAR II AMERICAN
    • Dec 2019
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Yalcin Yaldrim, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      A Systematic Inquiry between Soundscape and Transit-Oriented Developments In Terms of Quality of Life
    • May 2019
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Mahsa Yari, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      INFLUENCE OF GROUP ACTIVE INTERACTION WITH ENVIRONMENT ON VICTIMS OF EARLY-ONSET ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
    • May 2019
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Lorin Carter, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      OUTSMARTING THE JOLLY GREEN GIANT: USING ALTERNATIVE POLICY AND PLANNING SOLUTIONS TO MITIGATE THE DISPLACEMENT EFFECTS OF GREEN GENTRIFICATION
    • May 2019
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Crystal Kakazos, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY CALLS IN DALLAS TEXAS: AN EXAMINATION OF THE EFFECTS OF MICROCLIMATES IN URBAN DESIGN & HUMAN HEAT STRESS
    • May 2019
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Ravija Munshi, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      IMPACT OF SMART FURNITURE UPON SOCIAL BEHAVIOR IN PUBLIC SPACES OF THE DALLAS-FORT WORTH(DFW) REGION
    • Jan 2019
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Golnaz Keshavarzi, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      Are Smarter Neighborhoods, More Walkable?
    • Dec 2018
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Hamid Hajjafari, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      The Effects of Built Environment on Public Adoption of Autonomous Vehicles and Shared Autonomous Vehicles, A case study of Dallas- Fort Worth Metropolitan Area
    • Dec 2018
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Somayeh Moazzeni, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      Measuring Access to Opportunities and Its Impacts on Housing Costs
    • Dec 2018
      Supervisory Committee Member
      Riza Pradhan, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      ¬¬¬¬RESIDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE IN NEW URBANIST LANDSCAPES IN NORTH TEXAS: LEARNING FROM ADDISION CIRCLE, AUSTIN RANCH AND HOMETOWN
    • Dec 2018
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Ahoura Zandiatashbar, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      Exploring the Geography of High-Tech Zone and Role of Transit and Walkability in Upholding Knowledge-Based Economic Productivity and Skillful Millennials in the High-Tech Zones
    • Dec 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Steven Nunez, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      ADDRESSING FOOD DESERT ISSUES THROUGH SUSTAINABLE URBAN AGRICULTURE; A CASE STUDY AND DESIGN PROPOSAL FOR THE GLENCREST NEIGHBORHOOD OF FORT WORTH, TEXAS
    • May 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Behnoud Aghabour, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      ASSESSMENT OF EXPANDING LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEMS VERSUS HIGHWAY SYSTEMS: INFLUENCE ON LANDUSE CHANGE AND HABITAT FRAGMENTATION
    • Dec 2017
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Kerry Anne Harrison, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      Evaluating Biodiversity in Urban Landscapes of North Central Texas: Lessons for Landscape Architects
    • Dec 2017
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Riza Pradhan,
      ¬¬¬¬RESIDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE IN NEW URBANIST LANDSCAPES IN NORTH TEXAS: LEARNING FROM ADDISION CIRCLE, AUSTIN RANCH AND HOMETOWN
    • Dec 2017
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Molly Plumer, (Planning & Landscape Arch)
      Dream and Reality: The Selective Implementation of the Kessler Plan in Dallas

Courses

      • LARC 5391-001 CONF COURSE IN LAND ARCH
        (Course Id: 100409)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • LARC 5191-001 CONF COURSE IN LANDSCAPE ARCH
        (Course Id: 100366)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • LARC 5368-001 DESIGN PRACTICUM
        (Course Id: 100403)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • LARC 5668-001 DESIGN PRACTICUM
        (Course Id: 100428)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • LARC 5693-001 MASTERS DESIGN THESIS
        (Course Id: 113180)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • LARC 5301-001 SITE PLANING & DVLPMNT PROCESS
        (Course Id: 100372)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • LARC 4301-001 SITE PLANNING/DEV PROCESSES
        (Course Id: 112647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • LARC 5698-001 THESIS
        (Course Id: 100435)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • LARC 5691-001 CONF COURSE IN LAND ARCH
        (Course Id: 100433)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • LARC 5391-001 CONF COURSE IN LAND ARCH
        (Course Id: 100409)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • LARC 5326-001 DESIGN AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR
        (Course Id: 113517)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • LARC 5368-001 DESIGN PRACTICUM
        (Course Id: 100403)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • LARC 5693-003 MASTERS DESIGN THESIS
        (Course Id: 113180)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • LARC 4395-001 SELECTED TOPICS LANDSCAPE ARCH
        (Course Id: 112100)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • LARC 5398-001 THESIS
        (Course Id: 100411)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • LARC 5698-001 THESIS
        (Course Id: 100435)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • LARC 5391-001 CONF COURSE IN LAND ARCH
        (Course Id: 100409)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • PLAN 7399-006 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • LARC 5693-001 MASTERS DESIGN THESIS
        (Course Id: 113180)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • LARC 5301-001 SITE PLANING & DVLPMNT PROCESS
        (Course Id: 100372)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • LARC 4301-001 SITE PLANNING/DEV PROCESSES
        (Course Id: 112647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • LARC 5698-001 THESIS
        (Course Id: 100435)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • LARC 5368-001 DESIGN PRACTICUM
        (Course Id: 100403)
        Summer - 2019
      • LARC 5668-001 DESIGN PRACTICUM
        (Course Id: 100428)
        Summer - 2019
      • LARC 5660-001 ENRICHMENT DESIGN STUDIO
        (Course Id: 100420 | Servlearn Desc: The students spent 6 days working with a community to develop a healing garden for the health center in the village of Roche in Tanzania . )
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • LARC 4395-001 SELECTED TOPICS LANDSCAPE ARCH
        (Topic: Tanzania: Humanitarian Design | Course Id: 112100 | Xlist Coursepre: LARC | Xlist Coursenum: 5660)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • LARC 4395-002 SELECTED TOPICS LANDSCAPE ARCH
        (Topic: Tanzania:AppropriateTechnology | Course Id: 112100)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • LARC 5191-001 CONF COURSE IN LANDSCAPE ARCH
        (Course Id: 100366)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • LARC 5668-001 DESIGN PRACTICUM
        (Course Id: 100428)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • PLAN 6699-009 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 109308)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • LARC 5693-003 MASTERS DESIGN THESIS
        (Course Id: 113180)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • LARC 5395-001 SELECTED TOPICS IN LAND ARCH
        (Topic: Design + Human Behavior | Course Id: 100410)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • LARC 4395-001 SELECTED TOPICS LANDSCAPE ARCH
        (Topic: Design + Human Behavior | Course Id: 112100)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • LARC 5698-001 THESIS
        (Course Id: 100435)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • LARC 5691-001 CONF COURSE IN LAND ARCH
        (Topic: Croatia Study Trip | Course Id: 100433)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • LARC 5191-001 CONF COURSE IN LANDSCAPE ARCH
        (Course Id: 100366)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • LARC 5368-001 DESIGN PRACTICUM
        (Course Id: 100403)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • LARC 5668-001 DESIGN PRACTICUM
        (Course Id: 100428)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • LARC 5693-001 MASTERS DESIGN THESIS
        (Course Id: 113180)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • LARC 5301-001 SITE PLANING & DVLPMNT PROCESS
        (Course Id: 100372)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • LARC 5698-001 THESIS
        (Course Id: 100435)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • LARC 5368-002 DESIGN PRACTICUM
        (Course Id: 100403)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • LARC 5668-001 DESIGN PRACTICUM
        (Course Id: 100428)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • LARC 5391-001 CONF COURSE IN LAND ARCH
        (Topic: Independent Research | Course Id: 100409)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • LARC 5395-001 SELECTED TOPICS IN LAND ARCH
        (Topic: Design + Human Behavior | Course Id: 100410 | Xlist Coursepre: LARC | Xlist Coursenum: 4395)Servlearn Desc:
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • LARC 4395-001 SELECTED TOPICS LANDSCAPE ARCH
        (Topic: Design + Human Behavior | Course Id: 112100 | Xlist Coursepre: LARC 5395)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • LARC 5698-001 THESIS
        (Course Id: 100435)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • LARC 5368-001 DESIGN PRACTICUM
        (Course Id: 100403)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • LARC 5301-001 SITE PLANING & DVLPMNT PROCESS
        (Course Id: 100372)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • LARC 5698-001 THESIS
        (Course Id: 100435)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017

Service to the University

    • Feb 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Center for Transportation Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD) Director Search Committee
      Participate in search committee for a faculty member who will be housed in either the College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs or the College of Engineering and Direct CTEDD.
    • Feb 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Honors College Dean Search Committee
      Review, interview and select candidates for Honor's College Dean's position.
    • June 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Peer Review of Teaching Committee
      The committee is task with developming a College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) policy for peer review of teaching. The policy address pre observation, per observation and the peer observation report
    • June 2018 to  Present Task Force Member
      Interdisciplinary Advisory Committee
      Service on a steering committee shoring up the move of the Interdisciplinary Studies (INTS) Program from University College (now the Division of Student Success) to the Honors College, which concerns curriculum and coordination. The interdisciplinary committee will insure collaboration, both to establish pathways to degree completion and to avoid duplication of, and competition with, other interdisciplinary initiatives on campus. The committee will also develop strategies to help INTS increase enrollments and promote undergraduate research opportunities for students who are interested in various minors and certificates.
    • Sept 2017 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      CTEDD Student Advisory Council Board
      Advisory Council member for student organization that will lead various educational and leadership activities including multimedia competition, Transportation Research Board workshop, research paper award, lectures, etc.
    • Aug 2017 to  Present Committee Member
      Hearing Panel

Service to the Profession

    • Aug 2020 to  Present
      Committee Member (Arlington, Texas, United States)
      Urban Design Peer Review Panel
      The purpose of the Urban Design Peer Review Panel (UDPRP) is to provide timely, consistent and effective urban design advice for applicable and/or identified projects. The Urban Design Peer Review Panel provides advice to staff, the City’s Tax Increment Fund Boards, Plan Commission and City Council as applicable.

    • Oct 2016 to  Present
      Board of Directors (Washington, DC, US)
      Landscape Architecture Foundation
      The mission of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is to support the preservation, improvement and enhancement of the environment. LAF invests in research, scholarships, and leadership initiatives to increase our collective capacity to achieve sustainability and support the next generation of design leaders.
    • Nov 2019 to  Oct 2020
      Committee Member
      American Society of Landscape Architects Climate Action Committee
      The Climate Change Subcommittee provides input to ASLA in support of climate change initiatives including current issues and trends in accordance with the Society’s strategic objectives. The subcommittee will work with staff executives on efforts to promote collaboration and dialogue between landscape architecture and allied professionals to advance core principles, key planning and design strategies, and public policies that will promote healthy, climate-smart, and resilient communities.

    • Feb 2019 to  Feb 2019
      Reviewer, Journal Article (London, New York, UK, US)
      Journal of Urban Affairs Routledge Publishing
      Reviewer for artificial to be placed in a special issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs which serves the land planning dicisiplines.
    • Dec 2018 to  Jan 2019
      Reviewer, Conference Paper (Portland , Oregeon, US)
      Urbanism Next Program Committee
      Reviewing the Urbanism Next Conference sessions and workshops
    • Aug 2018 to  Aug 2018
      Design Reviewer (Greenville, North Carolina, USA)
      Government Services Administration
      Review of Architectural and Landscape Architectural Design of the Greenville Courthouse
    • June 2018 to  June 2018
      Nominator (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US)
      The Heinz Family Foundation Awards
      Nominator for the 24th cycle of the Heinz Family Foundation Awards program.
    • Mar 2018 to  Mar 2018
      Juror (New York, New York, United States)
      Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum National Design Awards.
      Juror for the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum's 2018 National Awards. Worked with juror to review numerous submissions in several design categories, including fashion, architecture, landscape architecture, etc.
    • Sept 2017 to  Sept 2017
      Committee Member (Washington, DC, US)
      Blue Ribbon Panel on Climate Change and Resilience
      ASLA's interdisciplinary Blue Ribbon Panel on Climate Change and Resilience identified the core principles, key planning and design strategies, and public policies that will promote healthy, climate-smart, and resilient communities.
    • May 2017 to  May 2017
      Juror (Washington, DC, US)
      American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Proffessional Awards
      Juror for national professional awards given by the American Society of Landscape Architects
    • Jan 2017 to  Jan 2017
      Attendee, Meeting (Washington , DC, US)
      Kresge Foundation Climate Adaptation Influencers meeting
      The meeting is being hosted by The Kresge Foundation and will present an opportunity for some of the climate adaptation field's most prominent thought leaders and allies to come together and explore the state of the field and what is needed to rapidly and efficiently move the field forward.

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • May 2017 to  Present
      Committee Member (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
      Lower Ninth Ward RUDAT Steering Committee
      I assited the community in writing the Regional Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT). On the invitation of the community the AIA assembles a multidisciplinary team of experts, selected to address the community's specific needs. The R/UDAT team immerses itself in the community for four days, listening and gaining insight on the community. On the last day, the team presents a comprehensive report and recommendations at a public meeting.
    • Nov 2017 to  Oct 2018
      Attendee, Meeting (Dallas, TX, US)
      Trust for Public Land
      Giving feed back on TPL data-mapping platform – the “Decision Support Tool”
    • July 2018 to  Sept 2018
      Consultant (New Orleans, Louisiana, US)
      Greater New Orleans Foundation
      Community Engagement for the Claiborne Corridor Innovation District
    • Past to  Nov 2017
      Volunteer (Dallas, TX, US)
      David Dillion Center
      Working group for Dillion Symosium in the community of Joppa in Dallas

Live Performances

Live Performances

  • 2020
    • May 2020
      National
      Smart Policies for Climate Change-20 Case Studies
      An Exhibition at the ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture, Washington, DC, United States
      Diane Jones Allen

Other Creative Activities

Other Creative Activities

  • 2018
    • Installation
      • Sept 2018
        Martin Luther King Memorial Walk/ Hayden Plaza
        Redesign of plaza located on Martin Luther King Boulevard at the intersection of Oretha Castle Hayley Boulevard in New Orleans, Louisiana. The design includes the restoration of an existing sculpture by renowned sculpture Frank Hayden, and the reinstallation of the scupture on a newly design pedestal. New seating, lighting and landscape planting will also be featured. This site is of historical significance and was dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Junior in 1972. The project was funded by the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority. The design also recognizes the Melpomene Canal which runs through it., Oretha Castle Haley Neighborhood Association
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      • May 2018
        Sankofa Wetland Park
        Two acre pilot project located adjacent to the Bayou Bienvenue Wetlands in the Lower Ninth Ward. The park involves the recapture of storm water form adjacent permeable sites and re-connection to the existing wetland. The native vegetation and walking path allow educational and recreational opportunities for community residents and visitors., Sankofa Community Development Corporation
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]