UF College of Design, Construction & Planning

Kristin Larsen

Professor and Director, School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
Urban and Regional Planning
Phone Number: 352-294-1482

Ph.D., Cornell University 2001
Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida, 1990
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Florida 1986


Planning Theory and History
Housing Policy
Historic Preservation

Biographical Information:

Kristin Larsen, AICP, Ph.D. (Cornell), MAURP (Florida), BSBA (Florida) is a Professor and Director of the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning at the University of Florida.  Her expertise in housing policy and planning history has resulted in numerous publications including her biography of noted community architect Clarence S. Stein.  She has secured over $1,032,021 in internal and external grants awarded as either Principal or Co-Principal Investigator since August 2001 including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Urban Scholars Fellowship and a State of Florida Division of Historical Resources Grant. Dr. Larsen developed new courses in housing, historic preservation, and interdisciplinary studies in planning and landscape architecture as well as transforming a core course into an entirely online format.  She received Outstanding Teacher of the Year four times in her department and once college-wide. Her dynamic leadership includes spearheading the development of the first online graduate program in urban and regional planning in the U.S., shepherding the department through its most successful accreditation review to date while incorporating new expectations regarding outcome-based learning, making key updates to the strategic plan that reflect the transition to a more integrated school structure, and securing faculty support for significantly increased collaboration.