Professor Nalbandian teaches Environmental Planning; Planning Studios; Neighborhoods, Cities, and Regions; and advises graduate students and seniors on their final projects. He is a principal investigator on the large watershed studies and planning projects undertaken by the Center.
He has been practitioner, manager, consultant and teacher in earth and environmental sciences and planning. He has directed investigations for the planning and design of major land development projects in the U.S. and abroad; environmental investigations and remediation of hundreds of industrial and commercial facilities; environmental impact studies of regional transportation systems; planning and implementation for mined land reclamation; and geologic exploration for metallic ores and petroleum in the U.S., Canada and Africa.
Together with Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates and Andropogon Associates, he conducted environmental studies for a new master plan for the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He helped to plan the reuse of Denver's Stapleton International Airport, and has consulted to the World Bank on metropolitan planning projects in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Mumbai, India.
From 1988 through 1996, he directed more than 200 environmental investigations and remediation projects for Ford Motor Company and its subsidiaries in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. In The Woodlands, Texas, a 17,000-acre new town for 120,000 residents near Houston, he recommended a "natural" storm drainage system that saved millions in front-end construction costs and comprises the major part of the town's open space.
Mr. Nalbandian is a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, a licensed Professional Geologist in Pennsylvania and Alaska, a Charter Member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.
CRP 2213/8213 Environmental Planning
CRP 1027 History and Practice of Community and Regional Planning
CRP 4896 Senior Community and Regional Planning Capstone