Alissa Ujie Diamond, assistant professor of urban regional planning, approaches research and teaching through the framework of entangled landscapes. This approach centers on justice and equity, and draws out relationships across scales and through time, denaturalizes accepted histories and social practices, and opens paths to alternative trajectories for the fields of planning and design.
Her research has two facets. First, her historically-based work focuses on racial capitalism, resistances, and spatial history in the United States to understand and unravel the root causes and historical trajectories of today’s persistent spatialized inequalities. Second, her work is future-facing, recovering rival genealogies of knowledge for imagining alternative possibilities for urban change and spatial intervention. Diamond’s teaching and scholarship draws on 15 years of professional experience at the national forefront of design across fields, with an early-career focus on drawing connections between building architecture, urban and regional planning, and landscape architecture.
Research Awards and Fellowships
Design and Professional Awards