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photo--- NICHOLAS C. ZAFERATOS | Ph.D. | AICP | Professor | Urban Planning

Urban Planning and Sustainable Development | Huxley College of the Environment  | Western Washington University 

plan-ning | the application of knowledge and foresight to action

WWU Sustainability Award

Huxley's Urban Transition Studio is the recipient of the 2011 WWU Sustainability Award for Community Partnerships. Urban Transition Studio is a collaboration in sustainable development planning between Huxley's Planning Program and other University departments, the City of Bellingham Department of Planning and Community Department, Whatcom Transit Authority, FutureWise Whatcom, and Sustainable Connections.

International Awards

2009 GREEN GOOD DESIGN AWARD, the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design.

2007 Hellenic Tourism Association National Sustainable Development Award. Athens, Greece.

2006 6th Honorific Mediterranean Sustainable Community Development Award. MEDITERRANIA, Centre D'Iniciatives Ecologiques. Tarragona, Spain

Student Project Awards

Honor Awards. Best Student Planning Projects. Washington Chapter American Planning Association / Planning Association of Washington

Lummi Island Rural Character Study

Brownfields Redevelopment: Old Town, Bellingham, WA.

Swinomish Marina and Mixed Use Development

South Neighborhood Plan








Degree Programs

BA in Urban Planning and Sustainable Development (UPSD)

How to Apply

Urban Planning Program Brochure

Application Process and Course Sequencing

PAB Accreditation Self Study Report

2015 Student Curriculum Survey

UPSD Program Assessment

PAB Accreditation WWU News Release

UPSD Program Committee Governance Policy

Portrait of our Urban Planning Graduates

Planning Program Brochure

Minor in Sustainable Design -- Application Form

International Program - Next Enrollment Summer 2018

Studio Publications

2018 Edison Community Plan

2017 Tiny Homes Affordable Housing Plan

2017 Alderwood Neighborhood Plan

2016 Urban Transitions Studio - Birchwood neighborhood village (spread) PDF

2016 Urban Transitions Studio - Birchwood neighborhood village PDF

2016 Urban Transitions Studio - Birchwood Core Plan (Powerpoint presentation)

2015 Urban Transitions Studio: Sunnyland Urban Infill Study

2016 Blueprint for a Living Village: Kioni, Ithaca, Greece (spread)

2016 Bludprint for a Living Village: Kioni, Ithaca, Greece (pages)

2015 Blueprint for a Living Village: Kioni, Ithaca, Greece

2014 Homeless Settlement Communities

2013 Urban Transitions Studio: State Street Corridor Design

2012 Urban Transitions Studio: Downtown Corridor Edge Study

2011 Sustainable Design: Haiti Housing Relief Design Book II

2011 Urban Transitions Studio: Transit Oriented Communities | Bellingham

2010 Sustainable Design: Haiti Housing Relief Design Book I

2010 Sustainable Ithaca:  Living Village

2010 Urban Transitions Studio: Cornwall Avenue / Adaptive Mall Reuse

  Chapter 1: TOC Land Use Concept

  Chapter 2: Sustainable Design

  Chapter 3: Implementation

  Chapter 4: Environmental Assessment


Index to My Classes - please refer to CANVAS for most current curriculum







WWU Sustainability
WWU Office of Sustainability
| Elective Courses in Sustainability


Nicholas Zaferatos Vitae
Curriculum Vitae


Urban Village Studies


Haiti Sustainable Housing


Sustainable Design Studio

Summer Studies
Ionian Greek Islands


Sustainable Ithaca

2012 Syllabus

Curriculum Resources

Book Publication Living Village