Diane Davis

Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Harvard University

Diane E. Davis is the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Development and Urbanism and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Before to moving to the GSD in 2011, Davis served as the head of the International Development Group in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, where she also had a term as Associate Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning. Trained as an urban sociologist, Davis’s research interests include the relations between urbanization and national development, urban governance, informality, and the growth and structure of cities, with a special emphasis on Latin America.