Colleagues, Partners, Friends

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

Dr. Juan Carlos Vargas

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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Jeff Kahn

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 ground water rules. His trial and appellate work at Lyons...

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Jamie Blosser

Jamie Blosser

Jamie Blosser is the Executive Director of Santa Fe Art Institute, and a licensed architect working to creatively address equity in the arts and built environment through participatory processes. Her community design work with Ohkay Owingeh over the last 17 years led to revitalization of their historic plaza area, and has been published in several magazines and books, including Architectural Record and the Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook. Jamie served as a delegate for the UN Habitat III convening in Quito in October 2016. She...

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Flavio Sciaraffia

Flavio Sciaraffia

Flavio Sciaraffia is professional Architect with a Master in Urban Design and a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University. He is a Landscape Planner at GeoAdaptive, LLC, a development planning and strategy company that specializes in the use of geospatial technologies to solve complex economic, environmental, and social problems. Flavio’s work examines large socio-ecological systems, where urbanization and landscape conservation intertwine—making the spatial understanding, design, and management of these systems...

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Sourav Biswas

Sourav Biswas

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

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Kolu Zigby

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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Peter Nichols

Peter Nichols

Peter Nichols is a Partner at Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP. He practices water law, water quality law, environmental law, and land and water conservation law. In addition to water law and water quality issues, Peter has particular expertise in the federal Clean Water Act and water rights, conservation easements involving water rights, and the temporary use of agricultural irrigation water rights to meet municipal needs. Peter serves special counsel to the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District on water and agricultural...

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Kevin McCarty

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...

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