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100 Lafayette St
Baton Rouge, LA, 70801
United States


The Louisiana Smart Growth Summit is the premier interdisciplinary forum promoting dialogue focusing on resilience, livability, planning, design  infrastructure, development, placemaking, public transit, transportation, connectivity, policymaking and economic development.

Stephen D. Villavaso

Responsible for all technical and legal aspects of each project, as well as the day-to-day management of the firm, Stephen Villavaso is recognized for bringing critical and exemplary skills to a highly specialized field.

Holding a Juris Doctor from Loyola University's School of Law (New Orleans, Louisiana) and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans, Mr. Villavaso certainly has had the appropriate education for his field. Mr. Villavaso has supplemented that education with extensive experience to create a firm that serves local, national and international clients. Dual specialties in law and urban planning allow Mr. Villavaso to bring expertise and to provide valuable client services in this highly specialized field.

PRESIDENT - Villavaso & Associates, LLC, (1996- present). New Orleans, LA. Responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm. V&A provides clients, both nationwide and on an international basis, services in the areas of zoning, land use law, planning and environmental consulting. Clients include local and national real estate developers, solid waste management corporations, other professional firms and local and regional governments. Recent major projects include zoning applications for numerous industrial and commercial projects, permit applications for various solid waste facilities and a major regional composting project.