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Jennifer Jane Roe

Professor
Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Dean's Office, School of Architecture
Office location and address
Campbell Hall 418
110 Bayly Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., School of the Built Environment, Heriot Watt University UK
PG Diploma in Landscape Architecture, University of Greenwich UK
BA (Joint Hons) English and American Studies, University of Nottingham UK
Biography

Jenny Roe is the first Mary Irene DeShong Professor of Design and Health  and the Director of the Center of Design and Health  with a multi-disciplinary background in design and environmental psychology.  She is building new trans-disciplinary research collaborations between designers and public health professionals to address the global health challenges of the 21st century including obesity, cardiovascular disease and stress.  She currently offers courses for the School in Healthy Cities and Environmental Psychology.   

Formerly, she was Senior Research Leader in Human Wellbeing and Behaviour Change for the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) where she worked with environmental scientists and health professionals to explore how best to build sustainable, resilient and healthy cities across the globe. 

Jenny is an Environmental Psychologist whom explores the interactions between people and their environment, from micro settings (i.e. a room or individual building scale or even submarines in the case of one recent project) through to neighborhoods and macro settings that include cities, whole cultures and geographies.

Haven Nature Studio pilot project
Source: HAVEN NATURE STUDIO, INC.
March 01, 2021 – August 28, 2021
AR-DO Happier by Design
Source: Happy City Lab
October 01, 2016 – March 31, 2017
Subject Matter Expert (SME) to WELL Community Standard
Source: Delos Living LLC
July 25, 2016 – November 28, 2016
PLAN 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–4
Elective courses offered at the request of faculty or students to provide an opportunity for internships, fieldwork, and independent study.
PLAN 5452: Healthy Cities
Credits: 3
This class explores what makes a healthy city, what are the constituent parts of that system and what are different peoples needs across the life span, from perinatal to older age. The class begins by exploring concepts of health including health resilience - and focuses on how our cities can be better designed to optimize human flourishing.
LAR 5500: Special Topics in Landscape Architecture
Credits: 1–3
Topical offerings in landscape architecture.
PLAN 5500: Special Topics in Planning
Credits: 1–4
Varies annually to meet the needs of graduate students.
PLAN 5892: Psychology of Environment and Space
Credits: 3
This course provides a strong foundation in environmental psychology theory and methods. It will help you understand the human response to the designed environment, and how people feel, perceive and respond to the environment, as well as equip you with research skills to measure human-environment interactions.
PLAN 5993: Applied Independent Study
Credits: 1–4
Individual study directed by a faculty member. Prerequisite: Planning faculty approval of topic.
LAR 5993: Advanced Independent Research
Credits: 1–3
Advanced independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
SARC 8500: Adv Special Topics in the School of Architecture
Credits: 1–4
Topical offerings in the School of Architecture.
PLAN 8500: Advanced Special Topics in Planning
Credits: 1–3
Varies annually to meet the needs of graduate students.
ARCH 8800: Teaching Experience
Credits: 3
Teaching Experience Prerequisite: Permission of the chair.
PLAN 8800: Teaching Experience
Credits: 3
Involves serving as a teaching assistant for a course, with teaching assignments coordinated by the chair. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
PLAN 8892: Psychology of Environment and Space
Credits: 3
This course provides a strong foundation in environmental psychology theory and methods. It will help you understand the human response to the designed environment, and how people feel, perceive and respond to the environment, as well as equip you with research skills to measure human-environment interactions. Graduate course will have additional course requirements.