Monica Haddad

Monica Haddad PhD

Professor, Community and Regional Planning

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Campus Office: 583 Design

Mailing Address
Community and Regional Planning Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011
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BArch, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

MUP, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign --2000

PhD, Regional Planning, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign --2003


Research Interests

Environmental justice is the driving force of Monica Haddad scholarship. Dr. Haddad's research has followed four related themes: social justice, social development, environmental planning, and economic development. Because of the applied nature of her research, she usually develops case studies located in Brazil and the U.S. When working on these multiple themes, she always connects her research projects with policy-making processes to shed light on possible strategies for greater environmental justice. 

Recent Publications
Haddad, M. (2020). Residential income segregation and commuting in a Latin American city. Applied Geography, 117, 102186.

Haddad, M., & Hellyer, J. (2018). Decent Work and Social Protection in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 38(1), 86-97.

Haddad, M. (2018). Open space provision and environmental preservation strategies: A case study in Brazil. In G. Bhan, S. Srinivas, & V. Watson (Eds.) Routledge Companion to Planning in the Global South (pp. 192-203). Routledge.

Haddad, M., Freguglia, R., & Gomes, C. (2017). Public Spending and Quality of Education in Brazil. The Journal of Development Studies, 53(10), 1679-1696.

Current Projects

Examination of social networks, the built environment and healthy habits in a neighborhood

Using Google Street View to examine green gentrification: A case study in Chile

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