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Kofi Boone, FASLA

Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning


* See Kofi discuss his work in the Landscape Architecture + Environmental Planning department in this video!*

Kofi Boone, FASLA is a University Faculty Scholar and Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at NC State University in the College of Design. Kofi is a Detroit native and a graduate of the University of Michigan (BSNR 1992, MLA 1995). His work is in the overlap between landscape architecture and environmental justice with specializations in democratic design, digital media, and interpreting cultural landscapes. Kofi’s teaching and professional work have earned awards including student and professional ASLA awards. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Corps Network as well as the Landscape Architecture Foundation where he is President-Elect. Kofi serves on the advisory board of The Black Landscape Architects Network.  He has published work broadly in peer-reviewed as well as popular media. including The Conversation, Journal of Landscape and Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture Magazine.

Kofi Boone’s CV is available via this link:


  • I-PARK: Parks for Kids
    This is a video translation project interpreting research findings from a multi-disciplinary team at NC State University investigating local park use in Durham North Carolina. Findings include recommendations for adapting existing local parks, and their neighborhood infrastructure, to promote an active lifestyle.
  • “Cellphone Diaries”, Block2 Gallery Video
    This video summarizes narrative themes for Cellphone Diaries; a participatory video asset mapping process that used smartphones to document important places in Raleigh’s Chavis Park. This video was prepared for a Gallery exhibition in Raleigh, NC.
  • “Racialized Topography”: CELA 2010
    This video documents a paper presentation at CELA 2010. It applies the southeastern regional concept of racialized topography to urban landscapes in North Carolina, and presents community design work that attempts to invert the value of lowlying land.
  • Town Common Park Oral History, Part of the Town Common Park Master Plan process
    This video features highlights of an oral history project conducted to identify key historic themes to inform a park master plan in Greenville, NC.
  • Cooper Hewitt, 2021 National Design Awards 
    Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum hosts this lively conversation among winners and jurors of the 2021 National Design Awards, which recognize innovation and impact and the power of design to change the world. The discussion looks at contemporary challenges and opportunities in design, including equity and climate change, as well as the role of collaboration as part of the design process, particularly with local communities.


Master of Landscape Architecture University of Michigan 1995

Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources University of Michigan 1992