Office: ENVD 154
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’s 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.
Rivera holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan, a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Pennsylvania State University.