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Barbara Brown Wilson

Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning - University of Virginia

Barbara Brown Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia. Dr. Wilson’s research and teaching focus on community engaged design and development, especially in socio-environmentally vulnerable communities, and on the history of urban social movements. She writes for both academic and mainstream audiences, and is currently working on a book project entitled Equity as Resilience: Reframing Community Design Processes to Increase Adaptive Capacity (2018: Island Press). Her research is often change-oriented, meaning she collaborates with community partners to identify opportunities for engaged and integrated sustainable community development that creates knowledge to serve both local and educational communities. Wilson has also been fortunate to participate in the founding of several academic and practical organizations in the community engaged design sphere, including the UT Public Interest Design Program, the Design Futures Student Leadership Forum, and the Austin Community Design and Development Center. Wilson has won numerous local and national awards for her community engaged design efforts and is recognized as one of the “top 100 leaders in Public Interest Design.”

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