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Diane J. Allen , D. Eng., PLA, FASLA

Director/Professor of Landscape Architecture |  University of Texas at Arlington

Diane is Principal Landscape Architect with DesignJones LLC which received the 2016 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Community Service Award. Diane is part of one of two cross disciplinary teams that won the 2020 SOM Foundation Research Prize focused on examining social justice in urban contexts. She was a 2021-2022 fellow for Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, where is undertook research on Maroons in coastal Louisiana. Her research and practice are guided by the intersection of environmental justice, identity, and sustainability in cultural landscapes, as also discussed in her book “Lost in the Transit Desert: Race, Transit Access, and Suburban Form” published by Routledge Press in 2017. In 2017, she served on the ASLA Blue Ribbon Panel on Climate Change and Resiliency, and currently serves on ASLA’s Climate Task Force.


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Engaged Futures: Special Focus Session

This panel will explore historical and contemporary relationships between communities and landscapes, urban forests and coastline resilience concerns. Urban forestry, coastal wetlands and industrial landscapes will be interrogated and unpacked to discover impacts on surrounding communities. Challenges such as tackling gentrification, facilitating deep community engagement and providing equitable access to open spaces will be explored.

Course expires 1/25/2026

1.00 LU|HSW