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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

Amir Gohar

Amir Gohar APDesign Landscape ArchitectureProfessor of Practice
Landscape Architecture and
Regional & Community Planning

1086 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
T: (785) 532-5961

Dr. Gohar CV

gohar@ksu.edu

 

 

 

 Dr. Gohar is an urban & landscape planner and sustainable development expert with nearly two decades of working experience with municipal governments, research institutes, international development agencies, private sector firms and local community organizations. He has worked extensively in opan landscapes, such as areas adjacent to national parks and coastal areas, as well as in dense urban contexts such as historic urban centers across the Middle East, Africa and Europe. His scholarship focuses on finding the appropriate balance between the trendies of rapid urbanization and maintaining ecological integrity in both dense cities as well as remote nomadic towns. His doctorate research in the Dep. of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning at UC Berkeley focused on understanding tourism development and its direct & relative impact on the environment. He recently joined the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning to teach design studio, advanced landscape seminar and proposal writing. Prior to joining KSU, he taught design studio; graduate seminars; lower division urban and landscape classes; and a number of mixed-teaching and cross departmental courses such as: environmental studies, landscape from theory to practice, sustainable development of cities, and global environmental crisis in both UC-Berkeley and San Francisco State University.