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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Portland mourns the deaths of Dr. Nohad Toulan and his wife Dirce

October 29, 2013

I lost two cherished friends and mentors yesterday -- Dr. Nohad Toulan and his wife Dirce Moroni.

Dr. Toulan was an urban pioneer. In numerous public and private leadership roles over a 40-year career, he shaped the city we call home.  The founding Dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs at PSU, he built a nationally-recognized program from scratch, inspiring future generations of students to pursue careers in public service. 

My wife Patricia and I express our deepest sympathy to Nohad and Dirce’s family, friends, and colleagues, the Portland State University community, and all those whose lives were touched by their remarkable legacy. 

Photo courtesy of the Muslim Educational Trust

PSU urban planner Nohad Toulan and wife die in Uruguay car crash

Kimberly A.C. Wilson in The Oregonian


Nohad Toulan, PSU's Urban Planner, Dies in Uruguay

Aaron Mesh in the Willamette Week


PSU urban planning visionary Nohad Toulan, wife die in car crash

Suzanne Stevens in the Portland Business Journal