Assistant Professor

Miriam Solis is an Assistant Professor in the Community and Regional Planning program at the UT School of Architecture. Her research focuses on the links between capital planning and social justice in cities, race and racism in environmental planning, and the role of organization change in the pursuit of equity. Her most recent research investigates how these play out in the rebuilding of wastewater infrastructure systems in older American cities. Miriam’s scholarly pursuits are informed by professional practice, including work for the cities of San Francisco, New York, and Richmond, CA, as well as for the Greenlining Institute. In 2017, she was named a Switzer Fellow by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation in recognition of her achievements as an environmental leader. She holds a BA in Geography and Ethnic Studies, as well as PhD in City and Regional Planning, from the University of California, Berkeley. She also holds an MCP from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  • PhD, City & Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
  • MCP, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BA, Ethnic Studies & Geography, University of California, Berkeley