N. Brito Mutunayagam

N. Brito Mutunayagam

N. Brito Mutunayagam

Emeritus Professor of Community & Regional Planning

Brief Vitae

Dr. N. Brito Mutunayagam is Professor Emeritus from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and Retired UNL Extension Specialist. Dr. Mutunayagam earned a Doctoral Degree in Environmental Design and Planning, a Masters Degree in Systems Engineering and Management, a Post Graduate Diploma in Town and Country Planning, and a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering.

Dr. Mutunayagam served as Professor of Community and Regional Planning, Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the College of Architecture, at the University of Nebraska Lincoln from 1981-2009. He served as Instructor and Assistant Professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg from 1977 to 1981 and as Town Planner for the Government of Kerala, India from 1964 to 1976.

He also served as Director of Planning for a consulting firm in Kearney, NE. from 2009 to 2010 before he retired from the profession of Community and Regional Planning.

Dr. Mutunayagam served as Visiting Professor at Universities in Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, France, the USSR and India. He served as a Planning and Development Project Consultant to the Governments of the Philippines and Indonesia, as well as to several local planning organizations, state and federal agencies, and architectural design firms in the USA. He formulated Outline Development Plans for several municipal towns and industrial townships while serving the State of Kerala, India as Town Planner.

During his career, Dr. Mutunayagam was the recipient of Teaching Excellence awards from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg. He is also the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from University of Nebraska Lincoln, and a Special President's Award for Contributions to Planning from APA Nebraska. He was also recognized for outstanding and meritorious service to the State of Kerala, India by the Chief Town Planner of the Government of Kerala, India. Dr. Mutunayagam is cited in Marquis Who's Who in Computer Graphics, Who's Who in Education, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.

Dr. Mutunayagam is a specialist in Regional Planning and Computer graphics applications in Architecture, Community and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture and Interior Design. He co-authored a book published by Van Nostrand Reinhold titled Cartography & Site Analysis with Microcomputers and has authored and published VAR software, journal articles and conference presentations relating to applications of computer aided design, solid modeling, visualization and animation, and geographic information systems applications in Community and Regional Planning.