Courtney Crosson

Assistant Professor - Architecture

Selected adaptation projects:

  • Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan Sustainability Framework
  • University of Arizona's Sustainable Campus Master Plan: Achieving Net Zero Water and Energy on UA's Campus by 2050
  • Slum Upgrading in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya: Household and Business Survey

Selected publications:

  • Crosson, C., 2016.  Achieving net positive water: Our regenerative future within current regulation. Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) 2016, conference proceedings, Los Angeles, CA, July 2016.
  • Crosson, C., 2016. Achieving net zero water in severe drought prone areas: A case study of catchment, storage, and infiltration optimization. International Conference on Sustainable Design Engineering and Construction, 145, 2016: 782-789.
  • Crosson, C., 2007. Urban informality and slum upgrading: Kibera, Kenya. People Building Better Cities conference proceedings, July 2007.


  • M.Arch., Yale University, 2010

Expertise Area

  • Adaptation Engineering
  • Sustainability Options and Infrastructure
  • Public Health
  • Water Conservation, Supply, and Demand
  • Public Policy and Governance
  • Alternative/Renewable Energy
  • Drought
  • Ecology and Restoration
  • Planning and Land Use
  • Flooding
  • Human Dimensions of Climate Change
  • Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving
  • International and Development

Geographic Area

  • Asia
  • Middle East/North Africa
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • US/Canada