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Barbara Brown Wilson
 

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UT Austin Center for Sustainable Development
Barbara Brown Wilson is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development and an Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning and Sustainable Development in the School of Architecture at UT Austin. She teaches courses on urban planning history and theory, the ethics of sustainable development, affordable housing, sustainable community development, and urban social movements. Her research focuses on the ethics of sustainable design, and keeps her actively engaged with the public interest design movement. Current projects include extending the work of the Alley Flat Initiative to develop integrated codes for green, affordable infill development in Austin, conducting project evaluation for the Texas Gulf Coast Recovery Rapid Housing Pilot Project, and working with the SEED Network to build an inclusive national platform for socially-oriented green building assessment systems. In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Brown Wilson is also active in service of her academic, professional, and local community. As director of the CSD, Dr. Brown Wilson oversees the Center's research, educational, and community outreach programs, including serving as co-director of the Central Texas Sustainability Indicators Project. Her background in organizational development and facilitation informs her work overseeing the many projects underway at the CSD. She was a co-founder of the Austin Community Design and Development Center (ACDDC), a nonprofit design center that provides high quality green design and planning services to lower income households and the organizations that serve them, and continues to serve on the board of directors for ACDDC, Design Corps, and the Texas Low Income Housing Information Service. In 2010 Dr. Brown Wilson received the Bank of America Local Hero award for her service in the Austin community.

 

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  • AC Select
  • SXSW Interactive Conference
  • SXSW Film Conference + Screenings
  • SXSW Music Conference
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