Allan B Jacobs

Allan B. Jacobs has almost 60 years of active city planning and urban design practice, research and teaching experience in major American and world cities. He has served as San Francisco's planning director during the 1960s and 70s, a period of both confrontation and historic urban design achievement. Prior to that Jacobs worked in Cleveland, Pittsburgh during its renaissance years, and Calcutta, India, before teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. He has consulted and worked in Curitiba, Brazil, Rome, Japan, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, Vancouver, and many US cities. Presently, he is Professor Emeritus at the Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley, and Professor in the Graduate School there.