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James  LaGro Jr.

James LaGro Jr.

Expert on urban planning and design, land use policy, and sustainably built environments

Professor, urban and regional planning, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies Work: 608-263-6507 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • smart growth policy and implementation
  • urban infill and redevelopment
  • climate change mitigation and adaptation in the built environment
  • urban open space systems
  • pedestrian circulation systems


  • Science and Technology Policy Fellowship, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2008-09
  • Author, "Site Analysis: A Contextual Approach to Sustainable Land Planning and Site Design," Wiley & Sons, 2008
  • Chair, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, 2002-08