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About the Author
Marc Asnis is an urban designer for the city of Portland, Oregon. Since 2012, Marc has worked as an urban designer for the Urban Design Studio in the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS). His commitment to inclusive urbanism informs his role as an advisor to a wide range of citywide planning and design efforts. His work incorporates the latest in green infrastructure, sustainable architecture, and environmental technologies to create a vision of a more livable city for both humans and wildlife. Prior to working at BPS, he was a designer at ONOFFICE in Porto, Portugal and David Oakey Designs in LaGrange, Georgia. His work at David Oakey Designs, sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute, consisted of a collaboration with an industrial designer and a biologist to create a city of the future using biomimetic principles. Marc holds a master of architecture from the University of Oregon and a bachelor of arts in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. During his tenure at the University of Oregon, he served as a graduate fellow for the Collaborative for Inclusive Urbanism, working on research projects in Guangzhou, CH and London, UK.