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Dolores Hayden
OccupationHistorian, architect, poet Edit this on Wikidata
WorksBuilding Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000, The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History Edit this on Wikidata
Websitehttp://www.doloreshayden.com/ Edit this on Wikidata

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.[1]


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.[2] She is the widow of sociologist and novelist, Peter H. Marris and is the mother of Laura Hayden Marris.[3]


Since 1973, Hayden has held academic appointments at MIT, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Yale.[4] She has taught courses in architecture, urban landscapes, urban planning, and American studies.

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."[5][6] This is documented in the text, The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History.


Selected bibliography[edit]


  • Exuberance: Poems, Red Hen Press, 2019.[7]
  • American Yard: Poems, 2004.[8][9]
  • A Field Guide to Sprawl, W W Norton, 2004.
  • Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000, Pantheon, 2003.
  • Redesigning the American Dream: Gender, Housing, and Family Life, W W Norton, 1984, rev. ed. 2002.
  • The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History, MIT Press, 1995.[10]
  • The Grand Domestic Revolution: A History of Feminist Designs for American Homes, Neighborhoods, and Cities, MIT Press, 1981.[11]
  • Seven American Utopias: The Architecture of Communitarian Socialism, 1790-1975, MIT Press, 1976.


  • 'Challenging the American Domestic Ideal', featured in Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective (1977)
  • 'Catharine Beecher and the Politics of Housework', featured in Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective (1977)



  1. ^ Caves, R. W. (2004). Encyclopedia of the City. Routledge. p. 335.
  2. ^ Brown, Patricia Leigh (2004-06-17). "DESIGN NOTEBOOK; Defining Sprawl: From A to Z". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  3. ^ Townsend, Peter (2007-07-05). "Obituary: Peter Marris". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  4. ^ "Dolores Hayden | Henry Koerner Center for Emeritus Faculty". emeritus.yale.edu. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  5. ^ Hayden, Dolores (August 1994). "The Power of Place". Journal of Urban History. 20 (4): 466–485. doi:10.1177/009614429402000402. ISSN 0096-1442. S2CID 144490648.
  6. ^ "Dolores Hayden - Home". 2008-05-04. Archived from the original on 2008-05-04. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  7. ^ "Exuberance". DOLORES HAYDEN. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  8. ^ "American Yard". DOLORES HAYDEN. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  9. ^ Foundation, Poetry (2020-03-11). "Dolores Hayden". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  10. ^ "Dolores Hayden". Yale Architecture. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  11. ^ "Dolores Hayden". Yale Architecture. Retrieved 2020-03-11.

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