• Kammen

    Kammen to advise USAID

    GMS Faculty Affiliate Daniel Kammen has been named a senior advisor for energy, climate, and innovation to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). For more details, see here.

  • Fields

    Fields Testifies before Senate

    GMS Core Faculty member Desiree Fields testified before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs committee this week. Fields testified on the ways that private equity landlords are impacting the U.S. housing market. For more, including a transcript of the testimony, see here.

  • Ángel Ross

    Ross wins article award

    GMS DE Student Ángel Ross has won the 2021 Graduate Student Paper Award from the American Sociological Association’s Community and Urban Sociology Section. For more, see the CUSS website. Congratulations to Ángel!

  • Fields

    Fields wins teaching award

    GMS core faculty member Desiree Fields has won UC Berkeley’s campus-wide Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times award. Fields’ nomination focused on how digital platforms reshape urban and rural geographies. For a complete write-up, see here.

  • Morello-Frosch

    Morello-Frosch named to White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council

    GMS Faculty Affiliate Rachel Morello-Frosch has been named to the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. The Environmental Justice Advisory Council will provide advice and recommendations on addressing historical and present-day environmental injustices.

  • Kammen

    Kammen discusses Granholm nomination to be Secretary of Energy

    GMS Faculty Affiliate Daniel Kammen is featured in the San Francisco Chronicle’s discussion of former Michigan Governor (and UC Berkeley faculty member) Jennifer Granholm’s nomination to be Secretary of Energy in the Biden administration.

  • Alison Post

    Core faculty member Post elected President of the Urban and Local Section of APSA

    Core faculty member Alison Post (Political Science) has been elected President of the Urban and Local Politics section of the American Political Science Association (APSA).  You can read more about the organized section here.   

  • Joan Walker

    Leadership Transitions: Alison Post steps down and Joan Walker is new GMS Co-Director

    Joan Walker, Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and GMS core faculty member, will begin a 3-year term as GMS Co-Director. She joins continuing Co-Director Matt Kondolf, as Co-Director Alison Post steps down at the end of her 3-year term.  Professor Walker’s research focus is behavioral modeling, with an expertise in discrete […]

  • Sai Balakrishnan

    Sai Balakrishnan is newest GMS Faculty

    We are pleased to welcome our newest GMS core faculty member, Sai Balakrishnan.  Balakrishnan has served as Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design since 2015. Through her research and teaching, Balakrishnan focuses on processes of urbanization and planning institutions in the global south, and on the spatial politics of […]

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