Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning
Anna Livia Brand is an Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. Her research focuses on the historical urban and environmental development and contemporary planning and landscape design challenges in Black mecca neighborhoods in the American North and South. Anna’s work examined how redevelopment paradigms in the 21st century reflect ongoing racialization and the compounding landscapes of racial capitalism. In her scholarship and creative work, she also gives focus to reparative and abolitionist imaginaries that counter racial oppression. Her work on post-Katrina New Orleans examines how racial geographies have been reconstructed after the storm through disciplines like urban planning.