The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning Faculty Areas of Expertise

The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning's precedent-setting faculty have a wide array of research and practice areas of expertise.

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Arlie Adkins

Arlie Adkins

Associate Professor of Urban Planning
Program Chair, MS Urban Planning Program
Areas of Expertise
  • Affordable housing
  • Health and safety disparities
  • Transportation
  • Walkability
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Nataliya Apanovich

Lecturer in Sustainable Built Environments
Areas of Expertise
  • Food systems
  • Intersection of food and energy security
  • The role of culture in people's livelihoods
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Jonathan Bean

Jonathan Bean

Associate Professor of Architecture, Sustainable Built Environments and Marketing
Faculty Advisor, Master of Science in Architecture Sustainable Market Transformation Concentration
CUES Distinguished Fellow
Areas of Expertise
  • Building science and market transformation
  • Home and Homebuilding
  • Social Science
  • Taste and consumer culture theory
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Sandra Bernal

Sandra Bernal Cordova

Lecturer
UArizona Hispanic Serving Institution Fellow
Areas of Expertise
  • Arid lands with emphasis in the built environment and health due to climate change
  • Cultural implications of sustainability
  • Environmental impacts of education
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Brian Bidolli

Brian Bidolli

Lecturer in Real Estate Development and Urban Planning
Areas of Expertise
  • Business and finance
  • Real estate development
  • Smart cities
  • Transportation
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Kelly Cederberg

Kelly Cederberg

Adjunct Lecturer in Landscape Architecture
Pronouns:
she, her, hers
Areas of Expertise
  • Design thinking
  • Landscape design and site analysis
  • Parks and public spaces
  • Urban design
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Gina Chorover

Senior Lecturer in Planning and Landscape Architecture
Chair, Heritage Conservation Certificate Program
Areas of Expertise
  • Cities and placemaking
  • Cultural and historic landscapes
  • Historic preservation documentation programs
  • History and sociology of public space
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Jonathan Jae-an Crisman

Jonathan Jae-an Crisman

Affiliated Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning
Assistant Professor of Public and Applied Humanities
Areas of Expertise
  • Cultural policy
  • Participation
  • Placemaking
  • Urban design
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Kristina Currans

Associate Professor of Urban Planning
Vice Chair, Council of Faculty Members
Areas of Expertise
  • E-scooters
  • Land development
  • Off-street parking
  • Transportation
  • Transportation Impact Analyses/Studies
  • Travel Behavior
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Kersu Dalal

Kersu Dalal

Lecturer in Sustainable Built Environments
Areas of Expertise
  • Campus planning
  • Mixed-use development
  • Regional planning
  • Urban design
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Kirk Dimond

Kirk Dimond

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture
Areas of Expertise
  • Landscape grading and drainage
  • Landscape performance
  • Renewable energy landscapes
  • Site design and construction
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Vera Gates

Vera Gates

Adjunct Lecturer in Landscape Architecture
Areas of Expertise
  • Landscape design
  • Professional practice
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Eduardo Guerrero

Eduardo Guerrero

Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urban Design
Areas of Expertise
  • Affordable housing
  • Architecture
  • Neighborhood redevelopment and planning
  • Urban design
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Joey Iuliano

Lecturer in Sustainable Built Environments
Areas of Expertise
  • Active transportation
  • Bicycle planning
  • Science and decision-making
  • Urban planning
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Atticus Jaramillo

Atticus Jaramillo

Assistant Professor of Planning and Real Estate Development
Areas of Expertise
  • Housing policy
  • Community development planning
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Linus Kafka

Professor of Practice in Planning and Real Estate Law
Areas of Expertise
  • Historic preservation law and policy
  • Real estate law
  • Urban history
  • Zoning and local planning law
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Ladd Keith

Ladd Keith

Assistant Professor of Planning and Sustainable Built Environments
Faculty Research Associate, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy
Areas of Expertise
  • Climate action planning
  • Climate change
  • Extreme heat
  • Urban planning
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Kenneth J. Kokroko

Kenneth J. Kokroko

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
Deans' Equity and Inclusion Initiative Fellow
Areas of Expertise
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Community-based participatory planning and design
  • Design theories of landscape infrastructure
  • greenway and urban trail planning and design
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Paul Kraft

Paul Kraft

Adjunct Lecturer in Real Estate Development
Areas of Expertise
  • Return on investment analysis for real estate
  • Risk/loan underwriting of commercial real estate
  • Valuation of income properties
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Daniel Kuhlmann

Daniel Kuhlmann

Assistant Professor of Real Estate Development and Planning
Areas of Expertise
  • Housing policy
  • Planning
  • Real estate development
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Daniel A. Linder

Daniel A. Linder

Lecturer in Real Estate Development
Areas of Expertise
  • Corporate finance and real estate
  • Digital transformation
  • Real estate development
  • Real estate investment
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Margaret Livingston

Professor of Landscape Architecture
Areas of Expertise
  • Resilient landscapes for urban microclimates in arid environments
  • Urban wildlife habitat establishment and preservation
  • Water conserving practices in urban environments
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James Marian

James Brian Marian

Lecturer in Real Estate Development
Areas of Expertise
  • Commercial real estate sales and brokerage
  • Real estate development
  • Real estate finance and investment
  • Real estate industry ethics
  • Real estate valuation and analysis
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Sarah Meggison

Sarah Meggison

Adjunct Lecturer in Urban Planning
Areas of Expertise
  • Development review
  • Project management
  • Public housing development
  • Urban and regional planning
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Arthur C. Nelson

Arthur C. Nelson

Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development
Areas of Expertise
  • Demographics and the built environment
  • Efficient development patterns
  • Transit-oriented development
  • Urban containment policies and outcomes
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Seth Asare Okyere

Seth Asare Okyere

Visiting Assistant Professor of Urban Planning
CAPLA Emerging Faculty Fellow
Areas of Expertise
  • Community resilience planning
  • Equity in everyday urbanisms
  • Global south urbanisms
  • International development planning
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Gary Pivo

Professor of Real Estate Development and Urban Planning
Areas of Expertise
  • Sustainable Real Estate
  • Urban planning
  • urban water policy
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Nancy Pollock-Ellwand

Nancy Pollock-Ellwand

Dean
Professor of Landscape Architecture
Areas of Expertise
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Heritage conservation
  • Landscape architecture
  • Urban reform history
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Erik Schmahl

Erik Schmahl

Lecturer in Landscape Architecture
Pronouns:
he, him, his
Areas of Expertise
  • Garden design
  • Psychogeography
  • Visual communication
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Garrett Smith

Garrett Smith

Lecturer in Sustainable Built Environments and Landscape Architecture
Interim Chair, Sustainable Built Environments Program
Areas of Expertise
  • Advanced statistics and research methods
  • Data science
  • Geospatial analysis
  • Recreation ecology
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Philip Stoker

Philip Stoker

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning
Areas of Expertise
  • Geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Inferential statistics
  • Rural and gateway community planning
  • Urban water sustainability
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Kenny Wong

Kenny H. Wong

Lecturer in Sustainable Built Environments
Areas of Expertise
  • Affordable housing and housing policy
  • Design research
  • Engaged scholarship
  • Urban humanities
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Bo Yang

Bo Yang

Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
Associate Dean for Research
Interim Director, Drachman Institute
Areas of Expertise
  • Community planning and design
  • Green infrastructure
  • Landscape performance
  • Stormwater management
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Omar Youssef

Omar Youssef

Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Sustainable Built Environments
MS Arch Faculty Advisor, Design and Energy Conservation Concentration
Areas of Expertise
  • Climate analysis
  • Design and energy conservation
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Technology integration (drones, VR, wearable devices)