Podcast Series

CAPPA celebrates Black History Month by hosting a number of events throughout February.

New! 2021 Podcast Series

CAPPA is celebrating Black History Month, by hosting a number of events throughout February. We have a lineup of podcast interviews coming up this week and other program announcements in the coming days.

 

Brief History| Black History Month has been recognized in the United States since 1976 and in many other countries worldwide, including Canada and the U.K., which devote a month to celebrating black history, tragedies, struggles, and redemption.

 

Podcast Interview|February 3rd - February 9th, 2021

This will be our second year exploring the theme, “UnderColor,” Activism that Addresses the Cultural and Environmental Threats to Vulnerable Communities. The CAPPA Diversity, Equity organize podcast, and Inclusion Committee (DEI) and Diane Allen, Program Director and Professor of Landscape Architecture, is our resident host and producer. 


Guest| Hazel Ruth Edwards

"UnderColor" Activism that Addresses the Cultural and Environmental Threats to Vulnerable Communities

NEW EPISODE

 


Guest| June A. Grant

"UnderColor" Activism that Addresses the Cultural and Environmental Threats to Vulnerable Communities

NEW EPISODE

 


"UnderColor" Activism that Addresses the Cultural and Environmental Threats to Vulnerable Communities

NEW EPISODE

Guest| Dr. Douglas Williams

 


"UnderColor" Activism that Addresses the Cultural and Environmental Threats to Vulnerable Communities

EPISODE 1

Guest| Ernst Valery


2020 Podcast Series

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

As the Dean of CAPPA, I am deeply committed to diversifying the design profession by recruiting more minority faculty, providing additional support as needed for our minority students, diversifying the curriculum, celebrating research by our minority faculty and encouraging research that engages with disadvantaged communities. Albeit, these are small steps in the context of a much larger challenge, but the hope is they will eventually help turn the needle.


Podcast Hosted by Diane Allen

"UnderColor" a dialogue with CAPPA faculty working in the African American Community 

WATCH EPISODE 3 HERE

 Episode 3 : Austin Allen

 
 Episode 2: Dennis Chiessa


 Episode 1: Kate Halliday

This series of podcasts will feature UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs Faculty working within African American Communities. The conversations will revolve around their work in these communities, including methods, strategies, applications, and outcomes of undertaking this work. Diane will interview Faculty on the positioning of their work within the fields of architecture, planning and landscape architecture, and the impact on the communities involved will also be explored in this upcoming podcast. 


Diane Allen Jones, Director of the Landscape Architecture program and Associate Professor is featured this week on black history month. Diane has made several contributions over the years in the African American and Black communities. Her current research examines the lives of Maroons who resided in the Louisiana coastal wetlands, and lessons for ecological restoration and resiliency. Also, Diane's research and practice is guided by the intersection of environmental justice, identity, and sustainability in cultural landscapes, including “Nomadic” responses to “Transit Deserts,” places of increasing transportation demand and limited access, as examined in her book “Lost in the Transit Desert: Race, Transit Access, and Suburban Form” published by Routledge Press in 2017.

In 2019, Diane led the study abroad trip to Tanzania, Africa, that addressed several aspects of water and sanitation projects in rural Africa. Students worked with Professor Allen to create a community engagement event in the village of Roche Tanzania, to develop a landscape design for the Roche Health Center.