Allan Jacobs

Allan Jacobs

Allan B. Jacobs is an urban designer, renowned for his publications and research on urban design. His well-known paper "Towards an Urban Design Manifesto", written with Donald Appleyard, describes how cities should be laid out.

Jacobs joined the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley in 1975, teaching courses in city planning and urban design. He is now a Professor emeritus. He also has consulted with cities in the U.S. and abroad on city planning.

Prior to joining the staff at Berkeley, Jacobs was the Director of Planning for the City of San Francisco (1967-1975).


Jacobs earned a Bachelor of Architecture, cum laude, from Miami University and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. He then attended the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Jacobs was a Fulbright Scholar at University College London studying City Planning.


  • Kevin Lynch Award, presented at MIT's "Imaging the City" symposium, 1999.
  • AIA Excellence in Education Award, California Chapter, 1994
  • Resident in Architecture, American Academy in Rome, 1996
  • Guggenheim Fellowship, 1982
  • Fulbright Scholar


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