Thomas Jacobson, FAICP

Thomas Jacobson is Professor of Environmental Studies and Planning at Sonoma State University where, in addition to his teaching, research, and writing, he is Director of the Center for Sustainable Communities. His work beyond the academy includes twenty-five years of teaching continuing education courses for planning professionals, citizen planners, and others engaged in planning for better communities. His extensive publications cover a wide range of topics, many focused on making complex planning topics accessible to a broad community of planners, other design and environmental professionals, attorneys, and stakeholders. He is a former President of the California Planning Roundtable.