Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, UVA
Barbara Wilson is an assistant professor of urban and environmental planning at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture. Dr. Wilson’s research and teaching focus on sustainable community development, especially in economically and/or environmentally vulnerable communities, and on the history of urban social movements. Wilson’s current research projects include understanding how grassroots community networks reframe public infrastructure in more climate and culturally appropriate ways across the U.S., and helping to elevate the standards of evaluation for community engaged design around notions of social and ecological justice. Her research is often change-oriented—she collaborates with real community partners to identify opportunities for engaged and integrated sustainable development. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.