Dean Amale Andraos speaks with GSAPP Associate Professor Malo Hutson, who teaches in Urban Planning and directs the school’s Urban Community and Health Equity Lab. The interdisciplinary research lab operates at the intersection of health inequalities and urban planning, and collaborates with community groups, students, and academic and professional colleagues.
In this podcast, Andraos and Hutson discuss how housing and place affects residents’ health, day-to-day life, and sense of community – particularly for areas going through a neighborhood transformation. They also speak about how the benefits can be shared equitably between diverse communities as cities change, and how to move beyond the “paralysis of analysis.”
“So much of the built environment impacts our everyday lives and shapes the places that we live. The fundamental piece of my work is asking how does place matter: for your health, for economic opportunities, for education, for the environment – for all those things”