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Trausti Valsson

Trausti Valsson, Icelandic environmental planner, educator. License Ministry Industry, Iceland, 1973. Member of Association Icelandic Planners (secretary 1989-1994).


  • Valsson, Trausti was born on January 7, 1946 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Son of Valur Larusson and Groa Gudjonsdottir.

  • Education

    • Graduate in Architecture and Planning, University of Technology, Berlin, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1987.


    • Urban planner Reykjavik Planning Office, Reykjavik, 1972—1997. Professor University Iceland, since 1988. Consultant Ministry Transportation, Reykjavik, 1996—1999.

    Major achievements

    • License Ministry Industry, Iceland, 1973.


    • City and Nature: An Integrated Whole
    • Reykjavík, more than most other cities, was formed in a close inter-play with nature, which in earlier times made this city, and its surrounding nature, a close unity.


    Member of Association Icelandic Planners (secretary 1989-1994).



    Travel, swimming.


    • Children: Hrönn Traustadottir, Tinna Traustadottir.
    • father: Valur Larusson
    • mother: Groa Gudjonsdottir
    • children: Hrönn Traustadottir Valsson
    • Tinna Traustadottir Valsson
    Trausti Valsson
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    Born January 7, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1972
      University of Technology
    • 1987
      University California
    • 1972 - 1997
      Urban planner Reykjavik Planning Office
      Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
    • 1988
      professor, University Iceland