Andrea Roberts

Assistant Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning
College of Architecture

Andrea Roberts’ research interests include community development and revitalization, heritage conservation, community resilience, vernacular and cultural landscapes, preservation policy, grassroots/insurgent planning, participatory planning, action research, ethnographic research, planning history and theory, and public finance.

Roberts will generate a book that examines the struggles of more than 500 Texas freedom colonies, exploring issues of land stewardship, ownership, and cultural production while documenting the ongoing resistance to social forces that may seek to erase heritage, place, and “free” black identity.

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