School of Landscape Architecture and Planning Faculty Areas of Expertise

Arlie Adkins

Arlie Adkins

Associate Professor of Urban Planning

Program Chair, MS Urban Planning Program

Chair, Council of Faculty Members

Areas of Expertise
  • Transportation
  • Walkability
  • Affordable housing
  • Health and safety disparities
Jonathan Bean

Jonathan Bean

Assistant Professor of Architecture, Sustainable Built Environments and Marketing

Faculty Advisor, Master in Science in Architecture Sustainable Market Transformation Concentration

CUES Distinguished Fellow

Areas of Expertise
  • Building science and market transformation
  • Social Science
  • Home and Homebuilding
  • Taste and consumer culture theory
Sandra Bernal-Cordova

Sandra Bernal-Cordova

Lecturer

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
Brian Bidolli

Brian Bidolli

Lecturer in Real Estate Development and Urban Planning

Areas of Expertise
  • Real estate development
  • Transportation
  • Smart cities
  • Business and finance
Kelly Cederberg

Kelly Cederberg

Adjunct Lecturer in Landscape Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Design thinking
  • Parks and public spaces
  • Landscape design and site analysis
  • Urban design
Gina Chorover

Gina Chorover

Lecturer in Planning and Landscape Architecture

Chair, Heritage Conservation Certificate Program

Areas of Expertise
  • Historic preservation documentation programs
  • Cultural and historic landscapes
  • History and sociology of public space
  • Cities and placemaking
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
  • Placemaking
  • Participation
  • Urban design
Kristina Currans

Kristina Currans

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning

Areas of Expertise
  • Transportation
  • Travel Behavior
  • Land development
  • Transportation Impact Analyses/Studies
  • E-scooters
  • Off-street parking
Kersu Dalal

Kersu Dalal

Lecturer in Sustainable Built Environments

Areas of Expertise
  • Urban design
  • Regional planning
  • Mixed-use development
  • Campus planning
Kirk Dimond

Kirk Dimond

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Renewable energy landscapes
  • Landscape performance
  • Site design and construction
  • Landscape grading and drainage
Eduardo Guerrero

Eduardo Guerrero

Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urban Design

Areas of Expertise
  • Urban design
  • Architecture
  • Affordable housing
  • Neighborhood redevelopment and planning
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Nicole Iroz-Elardo

Assistant Research Professor of Planning

Areas of Expertise
  • Planning
  • Public health
  • Transportation
  • Equity
Joey Iuliano

Joey Iuliano

Lecturer in Sustainable Built Environments

Areas of Expertise
  • Active transportation
  • Bicycle planning
  • Urban planning
  • Science and decision-making
Lauri Macmillan Johnson

Lauri Macmillan Johnson

Director, School of Landscape Architecture and Planning

Professor of Landscape Architecture

Linus Kafka, PhD, JD

Linus Kafka

Professor of Practice in Real Estate Development and Urban Planning

Areas of Expertise
  • Zoning and local planning law
  • Real estate law
  • Historic preservation law and policy
  • Urban history
Ladd Keith

Ladd Keith

Assistant Professor of Planning and Sustainable Built Environments

Chair of Sustainable Built Environments

Areas of Expertise
  • Urban planning
  • Climate change
  • Climate action planning
  • Extreme heat
Kenneth Kokroko

Kenneth J. Kokroko

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Community-based participatory planning and design
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • greenway and urban trail planning and design
  • Design theories of landscape infrastructure
Shujuan Li, PhD

Shujuan Li

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning

Margaret Livingston, PhD

Margaret Livingston

Professor of Landscape Architecture

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

James Brian Marian

Adjunct Lecturer in Real Estate Development

Areas of Expertise
  • Real estate valuation and analysis
  • Real estate finance and investment
  • Real estate development
  • Commercial real estate sales and brokerage
  • Real estate industry ethics
Travis Mueller

Travis Mueller

Adjunct Lecturer in Landscape Architecture

Arthur C. Nelson

Arthur C. Nelson

Professor of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development

Professor of Geography, Development and Environment

Areas of Expertise
  • Demographics and the built environment
  • Transit-oriented development
  • Urban containment policies and outcomes
  • Efficient development patterns
Gary Pivo

Gary Pivo

Professor of Real Estate Development and Urban Planning

Nancy Pollock-Ellwand

Nancy Pollock-Ellwand

Dean

Professor of Landscape Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Landscape architecture
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Heritage conservation
  • Urban reform history

Ida Sami

Graduate Associate in Sustainable Built Environments

Areas of Expertise
  • Urban planning
  • Thermal comfort
  • Climate change
  • Urban climate and extreme heat
Erik Schmahl

Erik Schmahl

Adjunct Lecturer in Landscape Architecture

Areas of Expertise
  • Garden design
  • Public space and capitalism
  • Psychogeography
Phillip Stoker

Philip Stoker

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning

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

Kenny H. Wong

Lecturer in Sustainable Built Environments

Areas of Expertise
  • Affordable housing and housing policy
  • Design research
  • Urban humanities
  • Engaged scholarship
Bo Yang

Bo Yang

Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning

Associate Dean for Research

Interim Director, The Drachman Institute

Areas of Expertise
  • Green infrastructure
  • Landscape performance
  • Community planning and design
  • Stormwater management
Omar Youssef

Omar Youssef

Lecturer in Architecture and Sustainable Built Environments

MS Arch Faculty Advisor, Design and Energy Conservation Concentration

Areas of Expertise
  • Design and energy conservation
  • Climate analysis
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Technology integration (drones, VR, wearable devices)
Adriana Zuniga

Adriana Zuniga

Assistant Research Scientist

Areas of Expertise
  • Green infrastructure and environmental justice
  • Urban resilience
  • Urban design
  • Water security