Jorge ‘Coco’ Alarcon

Jorge ‘Coco’ Alarcon is a Peruvian architect and landscape architect currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Global Health in Implementation Science at the University of Washington. He is a former National Institutes of Health Fogarty and Landscape Architecture Foundation Olmsted scholar. Since 2009 his work on design and research in Peru has focused on how the built environment impacts human and ecological health. His most recent project examines how landscape architectural community-based interventions in the cities of the Amazon rainforest impact different dimensions of health and ecology, including dengue and other infectious diseases, mental and social health, nutrition, biodiversity, and abundance of local species.