|Occupation||Historian, architect, poet|
|Works||Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000, The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History|
Dolores Hayden is an American professor emerita of architecture, urbanism, and American studies at Yale University. She is an urban historian, architect, author, and poet. Hayden has made innovative contributions to the understanding of the social importance of urban space and to the history of the built environment in the United States.
Hayden received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in 1966. She also studied at Cambridge University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design where she obtained her professional degree in architecture. She is the widow of sociologist and novelist, Peter H. Marris and is the mother of Laura Hayden Marris.
She founded a Los Angeles-based non-profit arts and humanities group called The Power of Place which was active from 1984 to 1991. The goal of the organization was to, "celebrate the historic landscape of the center of the city and its ethnic diversity. Under her direction, collaborative projects on an African American midwife's homestead, a Latina garment workers' union headquarters, and Japanese-American flower fields engaged citizens, historians, artists, and designers in examining and commemorating the working lives of ordinary citizens." This is documented in the text, The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History.