University of Oregon

Department of Landscape Architecture

Kory Russel

Kory RusselAssistant Professor of Landscape Architecture 

Room 215 Lawrence

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B.S., 2003; M.E.S., 2005, Taylor University; M.S., 2013, Ph.D., in Civil and Environmental Engineering, expected 2016, Stanford University

Kory C. Russel is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. Kory teaches Design for a Sustainable World, Sustainable Design Principles and Practice, and tech workshops in water and urbanization. His primary research focuses on planning, designing, and implementing sustainable water and sanitation (WASH) services in low- and middle-income countries. Additionally, Kory is the co-founder of there.source sanitation” research initiative originally funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation focused on extremely low-cost, container-based sanitation services in dense informal settlements. His other research topics include 1) water, energy, and resource recovery from waste streams; 2) sustainable delivery of water services in rural and urban settings; 3) development and analysis of entrepreneurial-based sanitation service delivery models; and 4) caloric costs of water fetching. He has conducted extensive research internationally including in Haiti and Mozambique. He also spent 3 years in Mozambique serving as a Peace Corps volunteer.