Colleagues/Practitioners

ICS employs a variety of accomplished professionals, and consults with and draws inspiration from a wide range of colleagues.

Sourav Biswas

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Sourav Biswas

Sourav Kumar Biswas is a landscape planner at Sasaki and spatial analyst with experience in landscape design, architecture, planning, and community outreach. He has worked in multi-disciplinary research and design firms in cities around the world including Boston, Copenhagen, Dallas, Mumbai, and San Francisco. With an MLA from Harvard University, Sourav uses systems thinking and geospatial analysis to understand social issues and highlight their regional and ecological linkages. His regional landscape strategy for resilience in the Mexico...

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Jeff Kahn

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Colleagues | 0 comments

Jeff Kahn

Jeff Kahn, a water attorney and Partner at Lyons Gaddis Attorneys and Counselors, has dedicated his professional career to helping clients solve water-related problems. Jeff has been practicing water law in Colorado for over 35 years. He has assisted municipality special districts, water conservancy districts, irrigation companies, landowners and developers. His experience includes working for the State of Colorado in drafting and assisting in the promulgation of the nontributary groundwater rules. His trial and appellate work at Lyons Gaddis...

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Rebecca Jewett

Posted by on Aug 1, 2015 in Colleagues | 0 comments

Rebecca Jewett

Rebecca Jewett is the Executive Director of the Palmer Land Trust, one the United States’ largest land trusts. She leads land conservation efforts focused on protecting southern Colorado’s working farms and ranches, outdoor recreation opportunities, and iconic scenic landscapes. With over a decade of experience in the outdoor and conservation fields, she has overseen the planning, management, and implementation of numerous environmental restoration, stewardship, and conservation projects and has coordinated extensively with government...

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Paige Lewis

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Colleagues | 0 comments

Paige Lewis

Paige Lewis is the Deputy State Director and Director of Conservation Programs for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado. In this role, she serves as the chapter’s chief conservation officer and is responsible for leading the development of innovative, large-scale and entrepreneurial solutions to the challenges facing people and nature in Colorado and around the world. Paige’s team consists of conservation leaders focused on forest restoration and fire, land protection, sustainable grazing land management, innovative water funding and...

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Flavio Sciaraffia

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Colleagues | 0 comments

Flavio Sciaraffia

Flavio Sciaraffia is professional Architect and the Executive Director of GeoAdaptive’s South American Headquarters in Santiago, Chile. GeoAdaptive is a global consulting and strategy company that specializes in solving complex economic, environmental, and social problems in a variety of territories, industries, and scales. Flavio’s work integrates advanced analytics, creativity, and locational-data insights, to create robust strategies for clients worldwide, reducing their risk and maximizing their opportunities for sustainable and inclusive...

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Dr. Juan Carlos Vargas

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Colleagues | 0 comments

Dr. Juan Carlos Vargas

Dr. Juan Carlos Vargas is a Principal partner at GeoAdaptive and a Lecturer and Research Scientist at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is an urban designer and landscape planner and is responsible for management and project operations at GeoAdaptive. Dr. Vargas specializes in a variety of project types, including master planning, scenario planning, simulation modeling, visual assessment, resort planning, and open space planning. At MIT, he serves as a research scientist and...

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Kolu Zigby

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Colleagues | 0 comments

Kolu Zigby

Kolu Zigby is the Program Director for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems at the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation. Kolu has 15 years of experience managing grantmaking, providing technical assistance, and convening and evaluating grassroots organizations serving low-income communities and constituencies working at the front lines of the food system. She has supported equitable, sustainable, and resilient food-oriented development that spans the rural-urban continuum and builds health and wealth within low-income communities. Kolu developed...

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Kevin McCarty

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Colleagues | 0 comments

Kevin McCarty

Kevin McCarty is a Certified General Appraiser in Colorado and Wyoming and the owner of McCarty Land & Water Valuation. Kevin grew up on a farm near Dodge City, Kansas. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Kansas State University and a Master’s Degree in Resource Geography from Oregon State University. Kevin began his 30-year appraisal career with the Kansas Department of Revenue. He also served as the Sherman County Assessor in Goodland, Kansas. Kevin moved to Loveland, Colorado, and was hired by Robert Mitchell, MAI, in 1993. He purchased...

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