Stories by Barbara Brown Wilson

Barbara Brown Wilson’s research and teaching focus on the ethics, theory, and practice of sustainable community design and development, 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. She is a member of the Equity Collective, whose work is featured in the Cooper Hewitt Museum's By the People: Designing a Better America Exhibition. She is a co-founder of the Design Futures Student Leadership Forum, a five-day student leadership training which convenes students and faculty from a consortium of universities with leading practitioners all working to elevate the educational realms of community-engaged design; and 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.