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photo--- NICHOLAS C. ZAFERATOS | Ph.D. | AICP | Associate 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



Ancient Town Planning

Minoan Palace Plan



Website Directory


Index to My Classes - see CANVAS courses

ENVS 360 | Plan Graphics | F2012
ENVS 361 | Introduction to Planning | F2012
ENVS 474 | Sustainable Design Studio | SP 2013

ENVS 437 | Sustainable Ithaca, Greece | S2012
ENVS 472 | Planning Studio | W2013
ENVS 462 | Planning Theory | W2013

ENVS 463 | Native American Planning | SP 2013

Degree Programs

Major in Urban Planning and Sustainable Development
Minor in Sustainable Design


Planning Acronyms

Smart Code v.6.5 Form Based Zoning
Planning Internships

Planning Internet Resources
UNEP's Global Green Economy Initiative

Growth and Prosperity Report 2010

Steady State Economic Theory

Studio Publications

2014 Homless Settlement Communities

2014 Blueprint for a Living Village: Kioni, Ithaca, Greece

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




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