For 15 years Dr. Morton taught interdisciplinary graduate seminars and client at Virginia Tech’s Northern Virginia campus. Her courses focused on topics related to urban design, cultural heritage, historic preservation, creative placemaking, and Washington, DC.

She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia, teaching core courses in the BA in Urban Sustainability program.

Previous Course Offerings

  • Past Urban Design Seminars
    • Housing Camp (Summer 2020)
      • Historic Preservation & Affordable Housing
      • Intro to Design Review and Principles
    • Privately-owned Public Spaces Field Project
    • City Design Principles and Policies
    • Inclusive Public Spaces: Applying the Gehl Institute’s Public Life Tools to Spaces in Alexandria
    • Art, Culture and Society
    • Creative Placemaking and Cultural Planning
    • Historic Preservation Planning
    • Monumental Washington: Planning and Commemoration in the Nation’s Capital
    • Design Review for Planners and Designers
    • 11th Street Bridge Park Design Competition Survey Module
    • International Historic Preservation
  • Planning Studios
    • Autonomous Mobility: Potential Impacts, Strategies and Visions for Arlington County (Fall 2018 & Spring 2019)
    • Documenting Arlington’s Legacy Businesses (Spring 2017)
    • Creating Twenty-first Century Play Spaces for DC Parks (Spring 2016)
    • Hidden Arlington: Planning and Preservation Strategies for Diverse Local Heritage (Fall 2014)
    • The 11th Street Bridge Park: Stitching Together Communities (Spring 2013)
    • Exploring Evaluation for Public Art: Arlington County as Laboratory (Spring 2012)
    • Tinner Hill African American Heritage Tour (Spring 2011) (Winner of the 2012 Student Project Award from APA Virginia)
    • Tinner Hill/Falls Church Arts & Cultural District (Spring 2009)
    • Going Green in Old Town Alexandria (Fall 2008)
    • Congressional Club National Register Nomination and Adaptive Use Strategies (Fall 2007)

%d bloggers like this: