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About meLawrence F. Lihosit is an American urban planner and writer. His work as an urban planner has concentrated on site planning and infrastructure in Alaska, Arizona, California, Mexico and Honduras. His literary work is eclectic including ten books, seven pamphlets and numerous articles in both professional and popular magazines. His books include poetry, short stories, travel essays, travelogues, memoirs and history. Several of his books are about or inspired by his Peace Corps service in Honduras and have been praised by writers such as novelists Tony D’Souza, and John Coyne, historians Stanley Meisler and P. David Searles and poet Rich Yurman. His Peace Corps memoir was awarded a U.S. Congressional Commendation (2011) while his most recent book of travel essays was awarded the Peace Corps Writers’ “Best Travel Book” award (2012).

He graduated from an Arizona grade school, high school and Arizona State University. During the closing years of the Vietnam War, he reluctantly served in the U.S. Army Reserves, then enthusiastically volunteered for the Peace Corps. His continuing studies have included master’s coursework in urban planning at la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City, art and creative writing at Skyline College in San Bruno, California and education at California State University Fresno. He has earned his living as an urban planner for many years, working in Honduras, Mexico, Alaska, Arizona and California.

As a younger man, he picked salmon from set nets in bush Alaska, fought a plague of mosquitoes in Canada, crawled through burial tombs in Peru, rode bulls in Bolivia, relaxed in Ecuadorian volcanic hot springs alongside Indians, hung out with an Uruguayan acting troupe, drank mate with Argentine lawyers, listened to tales of Chilean torture in a peña, floated alongside a pelican on the Sea of Cortes, danced to reggae while sipping cane liquor on Honduran sands, cheated border guards in Guatemala, ate pupusas in El Salvador and went underground in Mexico City after becoming embroiled in local politics. His travels outside the (lower) 48 states lasted for seven and one half years.

His work as an urban planner has been for both public and private sectors, emphasizing site planning and infrastructure. The American Planning Association recently published an article describing his sewer management techniques for small towns (see Practicing Planner, American Planning Association, 2009, Vol. 7, No. 4, http://www.planning.org/practicingplanner/ ).

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