Louis Zunguze is the Coastal Sustainability Coordinator for the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability and the Principal of The PTL Group, Inc. a consulting company specializing in sustainable community and regional planning.
Louis has holds a masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning and over 25 years of international experience - Southern and West Africa (Harare, Zimbabwe and Accra, Ghana); Europe (London, UK); and North America (Kent and Cleveland, Ohio; Atlanta Metropolitan area, Georgia; Salt Lake City Metropolitan area, Utah; Tampa Bay and Orlando Metropolitan areas, Florida) - in guiding local and regional governments plan, design and implement sustainable community development and public policy initiatives in land use master planning, regulating plans, Form-based Codes, economic development, environmental planning and transportation facilities.
Louis served as the City Planner for both the Summer Olympic Games of 1996 hosted by the City of Atlanta and the Winter Olympic Games of 2002 hosted by Salt Lake City. These two experiences have provided Louis with a unique experience involving both urban planning and international relations.
He recently (2012) managed the development – based on smart growth principles - of the City Creek Project – a redevelopment project encompassing 23 acres in the core downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The Project includes 8 office towers, 2 department stores, 535 residential units and 5,000 underground parking stalls. Louis is an expert in the Appraisal System, which rates the merits of development from the perspective of smart growth principles, and he regularly speaks at planning and development forums about public involvement in creating sustainable communities, and is a contributor to the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Panel that prepared the (2006) publication entitled “Ten Principles for Rethinking the Mall”.
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