Fallon Aidoo PhD '17

Fallon Aidoo, PhD researches and consults on the revitalization, redevelopment and retrofit of heritage affected by disinvestment and/or disasters, especially Main Streets and minority enclaves. Her scholarship appears in Future Anterior (forthcoming), Preservation Policy and the 21st Century City (forthcoming), Preservation and Social Inclusion (2020), Metropole (2020), and Spatializing Politics (2016). Presently the Jean B. Boebel Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation in the University of New Orleans’ Dept. of Planning and Urban Studies, she previously worked at Northeastern University, Harvard, MIT, National Building Museum, the Smithsonian, AECOM and DMJM Harris. As Studio RxP founder and faculty of UNO’s Urban Entrepreneurship and Policy Institute, she advises sustainable economic development of Native, Latin, and African American heritage—currently in Martha’s Vineyard, Tulsa, and New Orleans, previously in Newark (NJ) and Boston.

Aidoo’s extensive community and public service to nonprofit as well as governmental leaders in urban development, historic preservation and climate adaptation includes, most recently, Louisiana’s Climate Initiatives Task Force, Louisiana Landmarks Society, New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, HousingNOLA, and New Orleans Street Renaming Commission. She holds degrees in urban planning (PhD, Harvard), Architectural History (M.S., MIT) and civil engineering (B.S., Columbia), and meets the U.S. Dept. of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation professionals.