Malo Hutson

Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning



Malo André Hutson is an Associate Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and Associate Director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Planning (IURD) at the University of California at Berkeley. His research focuses on community development and urban sustainability/equity; racial/ethnic inequalities and urban policy (metropolitan fragmentation, segregation and health); and built enviornment and health. 

Professor Hutson has just published a book 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 gentrification to transform their communities to sustainable healthy communities (defined as economically strong, environmentally clean, and socially just communities).  The book provides case studies on four major U.S. cities--Boston, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.  This book is part 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.  He teaches an undergraduate course City Planning 118AC — The Urban Community.

Professor Hutson has received numerous awards and grants for his research, writing, and practice.  He also has over 15 years of experience working on numerous academic and community-centered projects, both nationally and internationally, in cities such as Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, New Orleans, Oakland, San Francisco, Santiago, Chile, and Toronto, Canada.   Professor Hutson was also invited as a guest to The White House as an expert in the area of community development, environmental justice, and urban health to participate in the first-ever Environmental Justice Forum.

He currently is a faculty affiliate of the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program at the University of California, San Francisco and U.C. Berkeley.  In addition Professor Hutson is a faculty member of the Diversity and Health Disparities Cluster at Berkeley.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Pacific Institute, an international non-profit, which conducts research and policy analysis in the areas of environment, sustainable development, and international security and the Board of Directors at Stiles Hall, which was founded in 1884, Stiles Hall is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to serving the broader community while enriching the lives of students at the University of California, Berkeley.  He has been interviewed by a range of media outlets including The Wall Street JournalThe San Francisco ChronicleThe San Francisco Business TimesThe Oakland Tribune, NBC News Bay Area, and National Public Radio to name a few.