Carlos Licon

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Associate Professor | Graduate Program Director


Carlos V. Licon

Contact Information

Office Hours: T-Th 11:00 -12:30
Office Location: FAV 256
Phone: (435) 797-3978
Email: carlos.licon@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Environmental Design and Planning, Arizona State University, 2004
An Evaluation Model of Sustainable Development Possibilities
Other, Master of Environmental Planning, Arizona State University, 1997
Landscape Assessment: A Classification of Methods for Landscape Ecological Planning
MA, Master in Administration, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Chihuahua, 1995
Other, Bachelor of Architecture, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, 1984

Biography

Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning and Master's degree in Environmental Planning from Arizona State University. Undergraduate degree in Architecture from ITESM Monterrey Mexico.

Teaching Interests

Bioregional and Environmental Planning Foundations of Sustainable Systems Land use planning for residential design and planning Regional Landscape Planning and Design Urban Design and Planning

Research Interests

Sustainable development models and measurements Bioclimate design Regional landscape planning Information visualization

Awards

Student Honor Award, 2014

Utah ASLA

Student Merit Award, 2014

Utah ASLA

Student Merit Award, 2011

Utah ASLA

Student Merit Award, 2009

Utah ASLA


Publications | Abstracts

  • Oliver, M., Licon, C., Sleipness, O., Sustainable Development Possibilities in the Intermountain West: A County Level Assessment.. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture
  • Lavoie, C., Licon, C., (2012). (2012) (Abstract for ACSP2012) "Large urban systems in a remote location: An exercise in mapping". ACSP 2012 (Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning)
  • Lavoie, C., Licon, C., (2012). (2012) (Abstract for CELA2012) "Large urban systems in a remote location: An exercise in mapping". CELA 2012 (Coucil of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Licon, C., San Martin, I., (2017). Sustainable Housing Development: The Hopi Way: Rural Housing and Economic Development. Routledge
  • San Martin, I., Licon, C., Steiner, F., (1999). Evaluating the Visual and Cultural Landscape of the Valladolid Region: Regional Plan of Valladolid: Directrices de Ordenación Territorial. *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Licon, C., Lavoie, C., (2017). Landscape Architecture studio in a large, complex, and remote location: The learning experience of StudioMX. Landscape Review
  • Jackson-Smith, D., Stoker, P.A, Buchert, M., Endter-Wada, J.L, Licon, C., Bell, L., Bjerregaard, Z., Cannon, M., Li, S., (2016). Differentiating urban forms: a neighborhood typology for understanding urban water systems. Cities and the Environment, 9:1, Article 5.
  • Warren-Kretzschmar, B., Licon, C., (2016). Using Geodesign as an Educational Environmental Planning Tool – a case study in Cache Valley, Utah. Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture / Wichmann1-2016, 222-232.
  • Hale, R.L, Armstrong, A., Baker, M.A, Bedingfield, S., Betts, D., Buahin, C., Buchert, M., Crowl, T.A, Dupont, R.R, Ehleringer, J., Endter-Wada, J.L, Flint, C., Grant, J., Hinners, S., Horsburgh, J.S, Jackson-Smith, D., Jones, A.S, Licon, C., Null, S., Odame, A., Pataki, D.E, Rosenberg, D.E, Runburg, M., Stoker, P., Strong, C., (2015). iSAW: Integrating Structure, Actors, and Water to Study Socio-Hydro-Ecological Systems. Earth's Future/AGU , doi: 10.1002/2014EF000295
  • Licon, C., Cluff, T., (2014). Sustainability Assessment of Utah Counties. The International Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice, 9:2, 69-84.
  • Licon, C., (2013). La Integración de Indicadores de Sustentabilidad a través de un Modelo Gráfico de Evaluación [Integrating Sustainability Indicators through a Graphic Assessment Model}. Cuadernos de Arquitectura y Nuevo Urbanismo [Journal of Architecture and New Urbanism], 7:11&12, 7-17.
  • Licon, C., Balarezo, T., (2009). Municipal Sustainable Development Possibilities Along the US-Mexico Border: An Interdisciplinary Evaluation Effort. International Journal of Sustainability, Technology, and Humanism, 2009:4, 97-113.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Technical Reports

AES Reports

    Other Reports

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Publications | Other

      Other

      • Licon, C., San Martin, I., Sustainable Housing Development the Hopi Way: Lessons from the Moenkopi Village: Rural Housing and Economic Development. National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy Center

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Teaching

      LAEP 3700 - City and Regional Planning, Fall 2020
      LAEP 2039 - Foundations of Sustainable Systems, Fall 2020
      LAEP 2039 - Foundations of Sustainable Systems, Fall 2020
      LAEP 1030 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Spring 2020
      LAEP 4120 - Senior Capstone: Planning and Design Leadership, Spring 2020
      LAEP 1350 - Theory of Design, Spring 2020
      LAEP 3700 - City and Regional Planning, Fall 2019
      LAEP 2039 - Foundations of Sustainable Systems, Fall 2019
      LAEP 6900 - Special Problems, Fall 2019
      LAEP 4100, 6410 - Urban Theory, Systems, and Design, Fall 2019
      LAEP 6210 - Bioregional Management and Policy, Spring 2019
      LAEP 4120 - Senior Capstone: Planning and Design Leadership, Spring 2019
      LAEP 2039 - Foundations of Sustainable Systems, Fall 2018
      LAEP 6110 - Landscape Planning for Wildlife, Fall 2018
      LAEP 6930 - Reading Seminar II, Fall 2018
      LAEP 4350 - Travel Course, Fall 2018
      LAEP 3120 - Land Planning for Residential Development, Spring 2017
      LAEP 6100 - Regional Landscape Analysis and Planning, Spring 2017
      LAEP 4350 - Travel Course, Spring 2017
      LAEP 2039 - Foundations of Sustainable Systems, Fall 2016
      LAEP 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Summer 2016
      LAEP 3120, 6320 - Land Planning for Residential Development, Spring 2016
      LAEP 4350, 6550 - Travel Course, Spring 2016
      LAEP 2039 - Foundations of Sustainable Systems, Fall 2015
      LAEP 6100 - Regional Landscape Analysis and Planning, Fall 2015
      LAEP 4350 - Travel Course, Fall 2015
      LAEP 3120,6320 - Land Planning for Residential Development, Spring 2015
      LAEP 4350 - Travel Course, Spring 2015
      LAEP 2039 - Foundations of Sustainable Systems, Fall 2014
      LAEP 6100 - Regional Landscape Analysis and Planning, Fall 2014
      LAEP 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Summer 2014
      LAEP 4350 - Travel Course, Summer 2014
      LAEP 3120,6320 - Land Planning for Residential Development, Spring 2014
      LAEP 4350 - Travel Course, Spring 2014
      LAEP 2039 - Foundations of Sustainable Systems, Fall 2013
      LAEP 6960 - Masters Project, Fall 2013
      LAEP 6100 - Regional Landscape Analysis and Planning, Fall 2013
      LAEP 4350 - Travel Course, Fall 2013
      LAEP 6960 - Masters Project, Summer 2013
      LAEP 6320 - Land Planning and Design for Community Development, Spring 2013
      LAEP 3120 - Land Planning for Residential Development, Spring 2013
      LAEP 6960 - Masters Project, Spring 2013
      LAEP 6890 - Seminar on Thesis Proposals and Procedures, Spring 2013
      LAEP 4350,6550 - Travel Course, Spring 2013
      LAEP 2039 - Foundations of Sustainable Systems, Fall 2012
      LAEP 6960 - Masters Project, Fall 2012
      LAEP 6100 - Regional Landscape Analysis and Planning, Fall 2012
      LAEP 4130 - Emerging Areas in Landscape Architecture II, Spring 2012
      LAEP 6960 - Master¿s Project, Spring 2012
      LAEP 3120,6320 - Residential Planning and Design, Spring 2012
      LAEP 6910 - Reading Seminar I, Fall 2011
      LAEP 6100 - Regional Landscape Analysis and Planning, Fall 2011
      LAEP 4120 - Emerging Areas in Landscape Architecture I, Spring 2011
      LAEP 6960 - Masters Project, Spring 2011
      LAEP 6930 - Readings Seminar II, Spring 2011
      LAEP 3120 - Residential Design and Planning, Spring 2011
      LAEP 6320 - Residential Design and Planning, Spring 2011
      LAEP 6910 - Reading Seminar I, Fall 2010
      LAEP 6100 - Regional Landscape Analysis and Planning, Fall 2010
      LAEP 6100 - Regional Landscape Analysis and Planning, Fall 2010
      LAEP 4900 - Special Problems, Fall 2010
      LAEP 3120 - Residential Design and Planning, Spring 2010
      LAEP 6320 - Residential Design and Planning, Spring 2010
      LAEP 6910 - Reading Seminar I, Fall 2009
      LAEP 4100 - Urban Theory, Systems and Design, Fall 2009
      LAEP 4120 - Emerging Areas in Landscape Architecture , Spring 2009
      LAEP 6930 - Reading Seminar II , Spring 2009
      LAEP 3120 - Residential Design and Planning, Spring 2009
      LAEP 6100 - Regional Landscape Analysis and Planning, Fall 2008
      LAEP 6750 - Implementation and Regulatory Techniques in Planning, Spring 2003
      LAEP 1350 - Theory of Design, Spring 2003
      LAEP 6100 - Regional Landscape Analysis and Planning, Fall 2002
      LAEP 2650 - Architecture and the Built Environment, Spring 2002
      LAEP 1200 - Basic graphics, Spring 2002
      LAEP 3120 - Residential Design and Planning, Spring 2002
      LAEP 1200 - Basic Graphics in Landscape Architecture, Fall 2001
      LAEP 6100 - Regional Landscape Analysis and Planning, Fall 2001

      Extension

      Wasatch Academy Master Plan, 2010 - 2011
      Zion Canyon Corridor Alternative Futures Study, 2009 - 2009
      2009 LAEP Vision Cache Charrette, 2009 - 2009

      Creative Works | Exhibitions

        Creative Works | Other

        • Environmental Goals for Chihuahua, LAEP - Consultation, - 2008
        • Assessing Sustainable Development for the US-Mexico Border, LAEP - Consultation, - 2008
        • House design for the Licón Family, LAEP - Commission, - 2008
        • Defining Sustainable Planning for the Tri-centennial Anniversary of Chihuahua, LAEP - Consultation, - 2008
        • Arquine Design Competition entry - A pedestrian international crossing station, LAEP - Commission, - 2005
        • Arquine Design Competition entry - A pedestrian international crossing station, LAEP - Commission, - 2005
        • Statistical summary of North Phoenix hillside vegetation study, LAEP - Work in regional publication, - 2001
        • Environmental planning research project for the Hopi Tribe in Moencopi, LAEP - Consultation, - 2001
        • Planning alternatives and ecological restoration, LAEP - Consultation, - 1999
        • Planning guidelines for Valladolid and surroundings, LAEP - Consultation, - 1996
        • House design for the Méndez Family Built in 1996, LAEP - Commission, - 1994
        • Country studio-house design for Mario Andujo Adobe house, LAEP - Commission, - 1991
        • Independent practice, Interior Design - Commission, - 1989

        Graduate Students Mentored

        Hyeyeong Park, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, September 2020
        Mary Oliver, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, September 2016 - December 2019
        Tanya Rice, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, May 2015 - September 2017
        Betsy Byrne, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, January 2012 - August 2016
        Thomas Cluff, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, August 2011 - June 2016
        John Gottfredson, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, September 2011 - April 2014
        Marleny Santana, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, February 2012 - January 2014
        Ken Richley, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, October 2009 - July 2012
        Lindsay Ex, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, August 2009 - March 2010