Prof. Louis Zunguze

Prof. Louis Zunguze
Director of Coastal Sustainability

Louis Zunguze is the Instructor and Director of the Coastal Sustainability Concentration at the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability, and is the Principal of The PTL Group, Inc. a consulting company specializing in sustainable planning and development.

Louis has over 25 years of local, regional and international sustainable planning and development 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 addition to teaching, Louis has experience 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.


IDS 6938 – Sustainable Coastal Planning: Concepts and Principles

IDS 6938 – Sustainable Coastal Planning: Strategies and Implementation


Contributor to the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Panel that prepared the (2006) publication entitled “Ten Principles for Rethinking the Mall”.

He 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. City Planner for the Summer Olympic Games of 1996 hosted by the City of Atlanta; City Planner for the Winter Olympic Games of 2002 hosted by Salt Lake City.


Louis is an expert in Smart Growth Adaptation Strategies for Climate Adaptation and Community Resilience, and he regularly speaks at planning and development forums about public involvement in the development of sustainable communities.

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