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Nico Larco    

Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Oregon

Nico Larco is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon and is a Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Sustainable Cities Initiative, a nationally and internationally awarded, multidisciplinary organization that focuses on sustainability issues as they relate to the built environment.

Professor Larco’s research focus is on sustainable urban design and how technological advances are changing city form and development. He recently developed the Sustainable Urban Design Framework that organizes the range of urban design elements and approaches related to sustainability.

Professor Larco has received numerous national and international awards for his work and was recently a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar in Spain.

He has published in journals such as the Journal of Urban Design, the Journal of Urbanism, and the Journal of Architecture and Planning Research. His work has been the subject of articles in the New York Times, Forbes, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Financial Times of London. He is a licensed architect and has worked professionally in the fields of Architecture, Urban Design, Planning, and Development.

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