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Rivera, Danielle Z Assistant Professor

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  • Dr. Danielle Zoe Rivera is an urban designer and urban planner. Her research engages issues of urban informality and decolonization through both design and policy. These professional and theoretical inquiries frequently draw her to study community organizing, environmental justice, and social movements. Rivera‚Äôs current research examines urban informality in low-income Latino/a communities, primarily Mexican-American and Puerto Rican communities. At ENVD, she teaches courses on physical planning, community engagement, social equity, and urban design & planning theories.

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  • border studies, colonias, latinx studies, planning theory, social justice, environmental justice, puerto rico

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Teaching

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  • ENVD 2130 - Environmental Design Studio 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Exposes students to a sequence of design investigations that lead to the development of design concepts for critical evaluation and discussion. The intent of this introductory design studio is to expose students to the fundamental design practices that are common to the disciplines of architecture, urban design and landscape design - disciplines that share the responsibility for shaping the designed environment. Recommended corequisite: ENVD 3003.
  • ENVD 3100 - Environmental Design Studio 3
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Exposes students to a sequence of design investigations that lead to the development of design concepts for critical evaluation and discussion. The intent of this introductory design studio is to expose students to the fundamental design practices that are common to the disciplines of environmental design, planning, urban design and landscape design - that share the responsibility fro shaping the designed environment. Recommended corequisite: ENVD 3122.
  • ENVD 3134 - History and Theory of Environmental Design and the Medium Scale: Precincts
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Focuses on design projects not in a building envelope, including landscapes, public and private urban spaces, complexes and similarly scaled design projects. Aspects of architectural and planning thinking are interwoven in a landscape concentration.
  • ENVD 4100 - Advanced Design Lab 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Design lab exploring new and emerging themes in design. May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours.

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