Susan Rogers

Susan Rogers holds a Master of Architecture and a Master of City Planning from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Architecture form the University of Houston. Rogers’ research focuses on the role of architecture and design in impacting the urban and suburban condition, with particular emphasis on the social, political, and economic factors that collide with physical space making to shape the built environment. To this end, my work has focused on developing new ways of thinking about design problem solving and the design process at the urban and suburban scale, and new ways of using design as a strategy for change at this same scale. Her writings include:  “An Architecture of Change” in Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism, “Building the American Dream: The Politics of Housing” in Cite, “The Rurban Horsehoe: Historic Black Neighborhoods on the Periphery” in Cite, and “Agri-Urbanism: Pierce Junction Strategies,” an urban scale project focused on the collision of agriculture and urbanism completed by the Community Design Resource Center.