Associate Director Malo Hutson


Malo André Hutson is an academic scholar and practitioner in the areas of community development and urban sustainability/equity; racial and ethnic inequalities and urban policy (metropolitan fragmentation, segregation and health); built environment and health.  He is currently an Associate Professor and the Chancellor's Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley and Associate Director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD) within the College of Environmental Design,

Dr. 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.   Dr. 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.

Dr. Hutson earned both his bachelor of arts in sociology and master of city planning degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and his doctorate in urban and regional planning from the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   Prior to joining the faculty at Berkeley, Professor Hutson was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.   

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 Dr. Hutson is a faculty member of the Diversity and Health Disparities Cluster at Berkeley.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Ecoliteracy, which promotes ecological literacy; the Pacific Institute, an international non-profit, which conducts research and policy analysis in the areas of environment, sustainable development, and international security; Youth UpRising, a nonprofit organization focusing on youth development and leadership in East Oakland, California;  and Stiles Hall, which was founded in 1884 and 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 Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Business Times, The Oakland Tribune, NBC News Bay Area, and National Public Radio, to name a few. 

He resides in Berkeley, California with his wife, daughter, and son.