Wendy Jacobson
Associate Professor

M.L.A. University of Guelph

B.A., Dalhousie University

M.L.A. University of Guelph

B.A., Dalhousie University

122B Burruss Hall (MC0190)
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
+1.540.231.5967
wjacobso@vt.edu

Wendy Jacobson holds an MLA from the University of Guelph and a BA (Hon) from Dalhousie University. She teaches urban and community design studios, as well as courses focusing on social and cultural factors in landscape architecture. Prior to joining the faculty at Virginia Tech, she was in public and private practice in Canada, Australia, and Malaysia. She is interested in the interactions of people with the urban landscape and in particular, with the role of public space as a vehicle for fostering, expressing, and mediating the public lives of individuals and communities. Her scholarly, teaching and outreach activities address a range of urban design and community design topics.

research areas

  • Community Design
  • Urban Public Space
  • Urban Morphological Studies
  • Urban Design Policy
  • Revitalization of Post-industrial Towns

publications

  • Jacobson, Wendy R. “Building Community: Street, Block and Lot Morphological Considerations”. CELA Paper No. 14-239. Baltimore, MD: CELA 2014.
  • Jacobson, Wendy R. and Kimberly L. Rennick. “Place and Process: The Continuum of Place Attachment in an Inner City Neighborhood”. Landscape Legacy, Maastricht: CELA 2010.
  • Jacobson, Wendy R. “Rethinking A Post-Industrial Future: The Role of Landscape in Revitalizing Southwest Virginia Manufacturing Towns” in Proceedings of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Conference: Negotiating Landscapes. Pennsylvania State University, August 2007.
  • Jacobson, Wendy. “Regulating Urban Form in Toronto: A Conceptual Framework”, in ACSA SW. Regional Meeting Proceedings: Urban Policies (Part I). October 1997, pp. 69-75.
  • Jacobson, Wendy. “A Typomorphological Approach to Exploring Urban Cultural History in the Design Studio”, in Robert Scarfo, ed. CELA 96 Our Community, Our Neighborhood Conference Proceedings. October 1996, pp. 69-75.