Kenny H. Wong

Lecturer in Sustainable Built Environments


  • School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
  • Sustainable Built Environments
  • Urban Planning
Kenny Wong


Areas of Expertise

  • Affordable housing and housing policy
  • Design research
  • Engaged scholarship
  • Urban humanities


  • M.Arch, University of California, Los Angeles, MURP, University of California, Los Angeles, BA in Architecture, University of California, Berkeley


Kenny Wong is a lecturer in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning. He carries experience in the diverse facets of housing design and policy, with a concentration on affordable housing and community development. Driven by commitments to spatial and social justice, he has practiced as a housing advocate, multifamily designer, nonprofit developer, financial consultant, policy analyst and academic researcher between Southern California and the Oakland-East Bay Area. He was most recently the assistant director of design research at cityLAB, where his research explored connecting schools with housing development in the School Lands for Housing project and envisioned future scenarios of housing for the California 100. Creative design research and collaborative multidisciplinary approaches are crucial to his investigative and problem-solving methods as a teaching collaborator and former student in the Urban Humanities Initiative.

Kenny is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles with a Master of Architecture from the School of Arts and Architecture and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the Luskin School of Public Affairs. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.


  • SBE 498 Senior Capstone

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News, Research and Projects

HUD grant recipients

Drachman Institute Will Help Establish New Center to Study Housing Equity and Sustainability with $3M Federal Grant

Researchers from the UArizona Drachman Institute, along with colleagues from ASU, NAU and the University of New Mexico, will research housing security, climate and health with a focus on Hispanic and underserved communities in the arid Southwest.

Biosphere 2

Reimagining the City in a Changing World: UArizona Hosts Inaugural Urban Humanities Global (Un)Conference

The inaugural Urban Humanities Global (Un)Conference held in Tucson March 3-5, 2023 will draw close to a hundred scholars, practitioners and community leaders to the Sonoran Desert to chart a path forward for the next generation of spatial transdisciplinary research, design and public engagement.