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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








Website Directory


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

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

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

ENVS 463 | Native American Planning


Degree Programs


BA in Urban Planning and Sustainable Development

How to Apply Urban | Planning Program Brochure

Minor in Sustainable Design





Planning Acronyms

Smart Code v.6.5 Form Based Zoning

Growth and Prosperity Report 2010

Steady State Economic Theory


International Program - NOW ENROLLING FOR Summer 2016


Studio Publications

2015 Urban Transitions Studio: Sunnyland Urban Infill Study

2014 Homeless 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