Nohad Toulan, 81, and his wife Dirce Angelina Moroni Toulan, 78, were key figures in Portand's modern urban development.
Toulan, emeritus dean of PSU's College of Urban and Public Affairs, pioneered urban planning in his native Egypt, in Cairo and Mecca before settling in Portland in 1972.
Under his 30-year leadership, the college garnered international prominence as one of the country's most comprehensive public service programs. The school of Urban Studies and Planning was renamed in his honor in 2005.
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