CNU 19 Speakers
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Zack Adelson, Designer and Project Manager, studio LFA
Zack Adelson is a designer and project manager with studio LFA. Zack has worked with several internationally renowned design firms participating in projects across the globe ranging in scale from building design up to regional planning. As part of numerous international design teams, as well as through personal travels, Zack has been able to experience and study world class Urbanism and Architecture in some of the finest cities in the world. His studies have served to inspire and inform his projects with lessons from the past. Zack was also a contributor to the Smartcode: Bicycle Module and A Living Urbanism.
Barry Alberts, Managing Partner, CityVisions Associates
Barry Alberts is the Managing Partner of CityVisions Associates, a firm specializing in the creation of innovative mixed-use private developments designed in collaboration with the public sector, resulting in an enhanced public realm. Its projects include current work on the redevelopment and rehabilitation of a 480,000 square foot H.H, Richardson-designed former sanitarium in Buffalo, NY; the development of the multi-phased Glassworks District in Louisville, Kentucky; the Henry Clay Commons; the downtown, waterfront and arts district connectivity program for Paducah, KY; and the development of urban design and connectivity guidelines for a new 22,500 seat multi-purpose arena. In addition to its development projects, CityVisions Associates provides a range of real estate, development, urban design, and financing assessments and strategies for both public and private entities, focusing wherever possible in the creation of truly collaborative public/private partnerships.
Prior to the establishment of CityVisions Associates, Mr. Alberts served as the Executive Director of the Downtown Development Corporation (DDC), a development entity responsible for the long-term economic health and vitality of downtown Louisville. In addition to his responsibilities regarding public downtown development activities, Mr. Alberts created the innovative Downtown Housing Fund, authored the Louisville Downtown Development Plan, created the West Main Street streetscape program (named by APA as one of America’s Great Streets) and was the Project Manager for the nationally award-winning Muhammad Ali Center.
From 1988 through 1998, Mr. Alberts created and served as the Executive Director of the Louisville Development Authority (LDA). Successful projects included the development of Louisville Slugger Field, the creation of the Louisville Community Development Bank, the Hillerich and Bradsby’s Louisville Slugger factory and museum, the Park DuValle HOPE VI redevelopment and the redesign of downtown’s urban spaces, streets, parks, and plazas.
During his professional tenure in Massachusetts, Mr. Alberts was involved in the nationally recognized Urban National Park program in Lowell, and served as an associate with an architectural and real estate development firm in the Boston area. He is a graduate of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Joseph M. Alexander, President, The Alexander Company
Joe Alexander’s duties at The Alexander Company include senior management, development team oversight, stakeholder relations, new project presentation, and operations oversight. He has overseen $400 million in development from Kansas City to Washington D.C. to Fort Worth. Joe has diverse experience in real estate administration, government and public relations. He has served as Special Assistant at the United States Department of Health and Human Services. His duties there included consultation and implementation in the areas of general management, budgeting, and facilities development oversight.
Will Allen, Growing Power
Will Allen, son of a sharecropper, former professional basketball player, ex-corporate sales leader and now farmer, has become recognized as among the preeminent thinkers of our time on agriculture and food policy. The founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., a farm and community food center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Will is widely considered the leading authority in the expanding field of urban agriculture. At Growing Power and in community food projects across the nation and around the world, Will promotes the belief that all people, regardless of their economic circumstances, should have access to fresh, safe, affordable and nutritious foods at all times. Using methods he has developed over a lifetime, Will trains community members to become community farmers, assuring them a secure source of good food without regard to political or economic forces. In 2008, Will was named a John D. and Katherine T. McArthur Foundation Fellow and was awarded a prestigious foundation “genius grant” for his work – only the second farmer ever to be so honored. He is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and in February 2010, he was invited to the White House to join First Lady Michelle Obama in launching “Let’s Move!” her signature leadership program to reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity in America. In May 2010, Time magazine named Will to the Time 100 World’s Most Influential People.
R. John Anderson, Principal, Anderson Kim Architecture + Urban Design
John Anderson is a builder, developer, and urbanist. He has worked for the past ten years as the director of planning and design for New Urban Builders in Chico and Redding, where the firm has demonstrated sustainable neighborhoods can be built by California production builders. He is the author with Paul Crawford of the TND Code a form-based zoning code adopted by the City of Chico as part of the entitlement of Meriam Park, a 200 acre LEED-ND Pilot Project in SE Chico. John is a principal with Anderson|Kim Architecture + Urban Design.
Anna V. Andrzejewski, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Prof. Andrzejewski teaches in the Department of Art History at UW-Madison. She also co-coordinates the Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Ph.D. program, a joint program between UW-Madison and the School of Architecture at UW-Milwaukee. Her current research focuses on Madison-based merchant builder Marshall Erdman, and is aimed at rewriting a history of postwar building and suburbanization.
Richard Arnesen, Co-Founder, Stone House Development, Inc.
Richard Arnesen is co-founder of Stone House Development, Inc., a Madison, WI based real-estate development firm. Stone House specializes in the development and management of affordable multi-family housing. While many of Stone House’s early projects involved the adaptive re-use of historic buildings, for the last 5 years, they have focused on urban infill, new construction projects using cutting edge green-building techniques.
After graduating from Ski-U (also known as the University of Colorado, Boulder) in 1988, Richard worked for eight years at The Alexander Company in Madison, gaining experience in the development of all aspects of multi-family residential and commercial development.
In 1989, he and co-Alexander employee Helen Bradbury left the Alexander Company to form Stone House Development, where they have managed, much to their surprise, to complete over 18 developments and 1,000+ units.
Richard is a past faculty member of the National Preservation Institute where he lectured on affordable housing and historic preservation and he has twice served on the tax credit advisory committee for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority. He currently serves on the board of directors and the lending committee of Forward Community Investments, a Madison, Wisconsin based Community Development Financial Institution that makes low-interest loans to Wisconsin non-profits for economic and social development.
Frederick Bartol, Founder and Chair, Dane Alliance for Rational Transportation
Fred Bartol has been a transit and transportation reform advocate in Madison, Wisconsin since 1997. Founder and chair of the Dane Alliance for Rational Transportation, he holds a B.A. in government from Lawrence University and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University.
Judith I. Bell, CNU, LEED, Designer, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Judith I. Bell is an urban and architectural designer coordinating production of master planning projects at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ). Judith joined the firm in 2004 after receiving her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Architecture from the University of Miami. She is a LEED and CNU-accredited professional and has given lectures at the Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, as well as the Universidad Americana in Paraguay. She also was one of the contributors to the Sprawl Repair Manual by Galina Tachieva.
Matthew J. Bell, Architect, Professor, EE&K Architects, University of Maryland
Matthew Bell is a registered architect who specializes in large-scale urban design and civic architecture. In addition to teaching in the architecture program at the Universityof Maryland, Bell has been active in the profession with projects ranging in scale from a new town in Turkey, to leading urban design efforts for numerous large sites in the Baltimore-Washington, DC region, including the vision for the Mount Vernon Square/Washington Convention Center district, the redevelopment of the McMillan water filtration site on North Capitol Street and the campus master plan for George Washington University in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of the Nation’s Capital. Bell was the first Community Architect at King Farm, a 440 acre new urban community in Rockville, Maryland, which was awarded a Charter Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism in 2001.
He has served as President of the Neighborhood Design Center in Baltimore and Prince George's County, Maryland, assisting community groups in matters of design and planning and as Director and conference chair of the Northeast Regional meeting of the Mayor's Institute for City Design, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. He has participated as a juror for the Biennale of Venice (Italy) and his work has been exhibited at the Triennale di Milano. His University of Maryland studio in urban design has won Charter awards from Congress for the New Urbanism for an urban infill projects in Italy and sites in the national capital region. One of his most recent projects, School Without Walls Senior High School in Washington, DC was awarded the grand prize in the national Learning By Design school design competition.
Bell is Principal in the Washington, DC office of Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects and Vice President of the Restoring Ancient Stabia Foundation (www.stabiae.org), an international effort to build an urban archeological park and restore the ancient seaside villas of Stabiae, located three kilometers from Pompeii. Bell studied urban design at Cornell under the late Colin Rowe and has received degrees in architecture and urban design from the University of Notre Dame and Cornell University.
Ralph Bennett, President, Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects
Ralph Bennett, AIA, LEED-AP, is President of Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects, of Silver Spring, Maryland. The firm specializes in residential architecture from single family homes and renovations to institutional housing, and to master planning and urban design. The firm's work has won a number local and national design awards and competitions. Since 2000, the firm has acted as Community Architect for the King Farm, a Torti-Gallas designed community in Rockville, Maryland.
Bennett has been a member of the CNU since its first meeting in Alexandria and is a Charter signer. He is Professor Emeritus in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland where he taught in the design studio program at all levels, graduate and undergraduate for 31 years. He now teaches courses in sustainability and in the masters thesis program. He received a Distinguished Professor Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in 1998.
Bennett served as Commissioner and Chair of the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission for 13 years and he is a former President of the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He was awarded the Paul H. Kea Medal for Leadership by the Chapter in 2002.
His publications include "Residential Architecture: Shaping our Homes and Communities", a chapter on housing in Architecture: Celebrating the Past, Designing the Future, the 150th Anniversary Book for the American Institute of Architects, with Michael Pyatok, Settlements in the Americas, Cross Cultural Perspectives (editor), ten pages in Architectural Graphic Standards on Housing Design, an article on Architectural Education in the Wiley Encyclopedia of Architecture and Design, and numerous articles of architectural criticism.
Fred Berg, P.E.
Fred Berg studied physics and engineering and retired several years ago after serving as President of American BOA, a manufacturing company with headquarters in Georgia. Fred was instrumental in the design of the systems and building structure of the LEED Platinum certified Ross Street House. He was also the LEED coordinator on the project.
Brian Bern, P.E., Project Engineer, Matrix Design Group, Inc.
Brian Bern is a Project Engineer with Matrix Design Group, Inc. and an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He specializes in the design and evaluation of all modes of transportation within the roadway system and for the last four years has participated in the planning and engineering of the highly successful Stapleton Airport Redevelopment in Denver, Colorado. Brian received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and his Master of Science degree from the University of Colorado Denver.
Scott Bernstein, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Scott Bernstein is the president and co-founder of the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT). Scott leads CNT’s work to understand and better disclose the economic value of resource use in urban communities, and helps craft strategies to capture the value of this efficiency productively and locally. He studied at Northwestern University, served on the research staff of its Center for Urban Affairs, taught at UCLA and was a founding board member at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Center. President Clinton appointed Scott to the President’s Council for Sustainable Development, where he co-chaired its task forces on Metropolitan Sustainable Communities and on Cross-Cutting Climate Strategies and to other Federal advisory panels on global warming, development strategy, and science policy. He helped write a climate change strategy for the 1st 100 days of the new Administration. Scott is a Fellow of the Center for State Innovation, works with governors, mayors and metropolitan organizations across the U.S., and most recently helped create the Chicago Climate Action Plan at the request of Mayor Richard M. Daley. Scott is a member of the Urban History Association, which includes urbanists old and new. Scott co-founded and chairs the Surface Transportation Policy Partnership, led the development of the Location Efficient Mortgage®, co-founded the Center for Transit Oriented Development, and helped lead a civic network to question the premise of the proposed Deep Tunnel and Reservoir Program.
Brad Binkowski, Principal, Urban Land Interests
Bradley A. Binkowski co-founded Urban Land Interests in 1974. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in real estate and marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1970 and a Master of Science degree in real estate appraisal and investment analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1971. Prior to forming ULI, he was employed by Inland Steel Development Corporation for in market analysis, financial feasibility analysis, and pre-construction coordination of new developments. ULI is organized so that the principals maintain a close personal involvement with each project. The staff includes people experienced in development, consulting, brokerage, management, leasing, and financing. Urban Land Interests has worked primarily in downtown or infill locations. To date, ULI has developed over 665 multifamily housing units, approximately 951,000 square feet of office and retail space (often in mixed-use buildings), and approximately 1,800 parking spaces (most in parking ramps). The developments are throughout Wisconsin.
Earl Blumenauer, Congressman, House of Representatives
A lifelong resident of Portland, Oregon, Congressman Earl Blumenauer has devoted his entire career to public service. His academic training includes undergraduate and law degrees from Lewis and Clark College in Portland. While still a student at Lewis and Clark College, he spearheaded the effort to lower the voting age both in Oregon and at the national level. He was elected to the Oregon Legislature in 1972, where he served three terms and Chaired the House Education and Revenue Committee in 1977-78. In 1978, he was elected to the Multnomah County Commission, where he served for eight years before being elected to the Portland City Council in 1986. There, his 10-year tenure as the Commissioner of Public Works demonstrated his leadership on the innovative accomplishments in transportation, planning, environmental programs and public participation that have helped Portland earn an international reputation as one of America’s most livable cities. Elected to the US House of Representatives in 1996, Mr. Blumenauer has created a unique role as Congress’ chief spokesperson for Livable Communities: places where people are safe, healthy and economically secure. From 1996 – 2003, he served on both the International Relations Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he was a strong advocate for federal policies that address transportation alternatives, provide housing choices, support sustainable economies and improve the environment. Now a member of the Ways and Means Committee and the Budget Committee, Congressman Blumenauer also serves as Vice Chair of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.
Meghan Bogaerts, Associate, Neighborhood Development, U.S. Green Building Council
Meghan Bogaerts is an Associate at the U.S. Green Building Council, acting as the primary technical lead on the LEED for Neighborhood Development program. Her primary responsibilities include content creation for the LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System and preparation of customer-facing resources such as Reference Guides and certification submittals. She also conducts outreach to the local government sector. Previous duties at USGBC also included working with the Technical Development department to prepare the LEED 2009 suite of rating systems and management of the LEED-ND Regional Priority credit selection process. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Chuck Bohl, Professor and Director, School of Architecture, University of Miami
Charles “Chuck” Bohl is an expert on mixed-use development and the author of Place Making: Developing Town Centers, Main Streets and Urban Villages, a best-selling book published by the Urban Land Institute now in its 5th printing. His most recent book, co-edited with Jean-Francois Lejuene, is Sitte, Hegemann, And The Metropolis: Modern Civic Art And International Exchanges (Routledge, 2008). He is the co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Urbanism published by Routledge. Dr. Bohl is an associate professor and the director of the graduate program in Real Estate Development and Urbanism (MRED+U) at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture, where he directed the Knight Program in Community Building from 2000-2008. Chuck holds a doctorate in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and lectures and consults widely on mixed-use development, place making and community building in the U.S. and abroad.
Zachary Borders, AICP, Planner, theHOKPlanningGroup
Zach Borders works as an architect, urban planner and designer in the River North neighborhood of Chicago where he also resides. He is co-founder and principal of Civic Art Works, LLC, whose mission is to seek out, restore, preserve and celebrate historic architecture and planning documents. Borders edited ‘Prairie Urbanism’ that focused on urbanism throughout the state of Illinois and the Chicago region for CNU XII and is the author of the upcoming book ‘Washington’. He earned Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Borders is a member of the Chicago Architecture Club and currently serves as the secretary for CNU Illinois.
Raphael Bostic, Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Dr. Raphael Bostic has served as the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research (PD&R) since July 16, 2009. In this Senate-confirmed position, he is a key advisor to the Secretary on overall Departmental policy, program evaluations, demonstrations, and research.
Dr. Bostic leads a multi-disciplinary team of nearly 160 people that is responsible for providing current information on housing needs, economic and housing market conditions at the regional, city, and local levels, and research on important housing and community development issues. This information helps the Secretary and other principal staff make informed decisions on HUD policies and programs, as well as budget and legislative proposals.
Dr. Bostic served as a professor in the University of Southern California’s School of Policy, Planning, and Development where he examined how credit markets, financing, and policy enhance household access to economic and social amenities, with a particular focus on housing and homeownership. He was Director of USC’s Master of Real Estate Development degree program and was the founding director of the Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast. Prior to that, he worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, where his work on the Community Reinvestment Act earned him a Special Achievement Award.
Dr. Bostic previously served as a special assistant to his current position for Assistant Secretary Susan Wachter. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and his BA from Harvard University.
Stephanie Bothwell, ASLA, Principal, Urban & Landscape Design
Stephanie Bothwell is the principal of Urban and Landscape Design, located in Washington, DC. She is a city and town planner and a landscape architect. Her practice focuses on the creation of sustainable, beautiful and healthy landscapes such as the Long Beach, Mississippi Post Katrina Conceptual Plan Development. Recently, she has designed civic spaces as Consulting Town Landscape Architect for the new town of East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia, a brownfield redevelopment site; the neglected Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington DC; and consulted on policy and programs addressing the relationship between housing, open space and transportation.
Ms. Bothwell was the founder and Director of the American Institute of Architects' Center for Livable Communities, where she worked with design professionals and local, state and federal officials to promote more sustainable building practices. She also organized and led teams of architects to provide post-disaster assistance. Later, consulting for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundations, she brought design, planning and health professionals together to collaborate on building a healthier world.
Prior to that, she was Senior Landscape Architect for the City of Boston neighborhood open space, housing and transportation redevelopment programs. Earlier projects have included the creation of the new town of Baldwin Park at the Orlando Naval Training Center in Florida, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Clemente Park Revitalization Plan for Ft. Meyer, Florida, and the redesign plans for Washington, DC’s Old Post Office on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Since its inception in the early 90’s, she has worked extensively on HOPE VI projects and program development with HUD, during which she instituted training programs, conferences and partnerships. HOPE VI’s innovative and transformative program is currently being adopted and expanded by the new administration into the Choice Neighborhoods Program.
She has won numerous prizes and has lectured extensively across the country on the role of landscape in the creation of community. Her writing and projects appear in various publications. She co-authored The Windsor Forum on Design Education, an exploration of the future of design education, and Restoring Community through Traditional Neighborhood Design: A Case Study of Diggs Town Public Housing for Fannie Mae Foundation Housing Policy Debate Journal.
Ms. Bothwell is a Director and Treasurer of the Congress for the New Urbanism. She is also the co-founder and Board Chair of its DC Chapter, CNU-DC. CNU develops tools and advocates for walkable, mixed use and well designed sustainable communities. As a member of the Casey Tree Foundation Technical Advisory Committee and a director of Trees For Georgetown, and also as an advisor to the Trust for the National Mall, she has long striven to promote the greening of Washington, DC.
Since receiving her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Ms. Bothwell has served on the faculties of the Rhode Island School of Design, Radcliffe College, and the Boston Architectural Center, and for a number of years was Associate Professor of Architecture at Auburn University.
Bruno Bottarelli, Managing Director, Marquette Companies
Bruno Bottarelli is a Managing Director of the Marquette Companies and works with institutional investors on a broad array of investment assets. Mr. Bottarelli is known for developing strategic alliances and partnerships that integrate community building, economic development and place making principles in large scale development programs. An architect by profession, Mr. Bottarelli has designed and developed more than $1 billion of diverse real estate throughout the Midwest during his 30-year career. He is co-founder of the Marquette Companies, Kensington/Marquette Partners, KMF Senior Housing Investors, and serves as a national advisor to community developers and church-based organizations. A graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture, Mr. Bottarelli is a director of the National Town Builders Association, and a founding director and advisor to the Institute for Community (IFC). He is past President of the Apartment Council of Greater Chicago, and retired member of the American Institute of Architects.
Laura Bray, Executive Director, Menomonee Valley Partners
Laura Bray is the executive director of Menomonee Valley Partners, Inc. (MVP), a public-private partnership coordinating the redevelopment of the 1200-acre Menomonee River Valley to support economic development, quality jobs and environmental health. The Menomonee Valley sits at the crossroads of Wisconsin’s population center, in the midst of the most densely populated area of the State. For decades, the Valley was Wisconsin’s most visible eyesore with acres of blight. Since 1999, public and private sector collaboration has led to 4,200 new jobs, 26 company moves or expansions, and significantly improved environmental conditions. The redevelopment work here is transformative and catalytic. As a result of project innovation in the Valley, Milwaukee has earned the recognition as a national leader in sustainable urban redevelopment, with recognition from the Sierra Club as One of the 10 Best Developments in the Nation, among other awards.
Prior to joining MVP, Bray worked for the Milwaukee Department of City Development as an economic development coordinator. She also worked as a program director for the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation in Milwaukee, a project manager working in cities throughout the country with Consensus Organizing Institute, and a project coordinator for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in Bridgeport, CT. Bray’s work in urban development began while volunteering with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a community organizer in Bridgeport, CT.
Bray received her bachelor’s degree from Marquette University’s College of Communication in 1994 and her executive’s master’s of business administration degree in 2003. Bray was the winner of the 2007 Robert B. Bell Sr. Best Public Partner Award, received the Young Alumna of the Year Award for Marquette University’s College of Business Administration in 2009 and was named one of Milwaukee’s 40 under 40.
Bray just completed six years of service as the co-chair the Health Girls Allocations Committee for the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and currently serves as a board member for the Friends of the Hank Aaron State Trail. She and her husband, Jeff, live in Milwaukee with their 4-year-old son Isaac and 1-year-old daughter Selah.
Joe Brigandi Jr. , Administrator, Borough of Glassboro, NJ
Joseph A. Brigandi, Jr. has served as Borough Administrator for the Borough of Glassboro since 1999. There he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the municipality, including oversight of the $300 million Rowan Boulevard/downtown redevelopment project, the largest municipal construction project in the state of New Jersey.
Rowan Boulevard is a joint venture with the Borough of Glassboro, Rowan University and Sora Holdings, LLC, and is expected to attract as many as 60 new retail stores and restaurants, boosting the local economy by more than $48 million annually when completed in 2014. More than 70,000 sq. ft. of retail space already has been reserved in the project, which officially broke ground in March, 2009. Overall, Glassboro’s entire revitalization, including Rowan Boulevard, is expected to feature more than 125 new retail establishments with the potential of infusing the local economy with $225 million in annual sales when fully completed. Sora Holdings, LLC’s private investment in Rowan Boulevard is $300 million, with an additional $3 million for roadway construction funded by NJDOT and Federal sources and a $1 million Rowan University grant provided to the Borough of Glassboro for planning and preconstruction expenses.
In addition to his service to the Borough, Joe served 13 years on the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders. He was elected to his first full-term, November 1998, after having been appointed to the Board on January 1, 1998.
As Freeholder, Joe oversaw the Department of Education and Economic Development, which includes the Department of Business and Economic Development, the Division of Workforce Development, the Division of Community Development and the Workforce Investment Board. Joe also oversaw the Board of Elections, Gloucester County College, the Gloucester County Institute of Technology, Special Services School District and the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, and served as a member of the Board of School Estimates and the County Capital Improvement Committee. Freeholder Brigandi was Liaison to the Department of Educational and Disability Services and the Disabled Persons Advisory Council. Joe co-chaired the Gloucester County Alliance for Action, which helps promote and resolve county and local economic development and infrastructures issues.
Joe previously served as a Councilman in Glassboro from 1991-1998, and as Council President for two years. During his term as Council President, he reduced Glassboro’s property taxes significantly in both 1996 and 1997. Joe also spearheaded the creation of the Glassboro Economic Development Corporation, where he served as a founding member and vice-chairman of the corporation.
Joe Brigandi earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Rutgers University in 1978. He has coached youth soccer, basketball and baseball in park and recreation programs. Joe and his family are members of St. Bridget’s Roman Catholic Church in Glassboro. He is also a founding member and former Vice President of the Boys and Girls Club of Glassboro.
Joe is a lifelong resident of Glassboro, where he currently resides with his wife, Elaine. They have three children, Joey III, Sean, and Bethany.
Gary A. Brown, FASLA, Director, Campus Planning & Landscape Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Gary A. Brown, FASLA has been with the University of Wisconsin for over 25 years. After serving for 15 years with the UW System as a landscape architect and facilities planner, his travels around the state's 26-campus system developing university master plans brought him back to his home campus at UW-Madison. He now serves as the director of Campus Planning and Landscape Architecture, overseeing the development and implementation of the 20-year campus master plan on this spectacular 933-acre university campus. He also serves as the university's historic preservation officer, environmental affairs officer and is the newly appointed director of the university's Lakeshore Nature Preserve. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture from UW-Madison and was inducted as a fellow with the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2004 for his administrative works.
Dan Burden, Executive Director, Walkable and Livable Communities Institute
Dan Burden is the nation’s most recognized authority on walkability, bicycle & pedestrian programs, street corridor & intersection design, traffic flow & calming, road diets, and other planning elements that affect roadway environments. Dan is also sought after by the health community, promoting neighborhoods, villages, and cities that are designed for more active, interactive, and healthy living. Dan has 37 years of experience in developing, promoting and evaluating alternative transportation facilities, traffic calming practices and sustainable community design.
Ron Burke, Executive Director, Active Transportation Alliance
Ron Burke became Executive Director of the Active Transportation Alliance in August of 2010. For more than 20 years, Mr. Burke has worked on environmental, public health and transportation issues in the non-profit and government sectors. He has senior-level experience in management, program planning, public policy, fundraising, and communications. Prior to joining Active Trans, Mr. Burke was Midwest Office Director for the Union of Concerned Scientists and Associate Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Burke also worked for the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Burke earned an M.S. from Washington University’s Department of Engineering and Policy and did his undergraduate work in life sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Peter Calthorpe, Author, CNU Co-Founder, and Leading Regional & Community Planner, Calthorpe Associates
Peter Calthorpe has been named one of 25 “innovators on the cutting edge” by Newsweek Magazine for his work redefining the models of urban and suburban growth in America. Throughout his long and honored career in urban design, planning, and architecture, he has been a pioneer of innovative approaches to urban revitalization, suburban growth, and regional planning.
In the 1986 he, along with Sim Van der Ryn, published Sustainable Communities, a book that inspired several generations of new thinking in environmental design and helped launch ‘sustainability’ as a defining goal of many ecological efforts. In the early 90’s he developed the concept of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) highlighted in The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream, an idea that is now the foundation of many national policies and best planning practices. Around the same time he became a founder of the Congress for New Urbanism and was its first board president, helping launch a movement that has helped to transform planning and development in the USA.
In 2001 he published The Regional City: Planning for the End of Sprawl with Bill Fulton, explaining how regional-scale planning and design can integrate urban revitalization and suburban renewal into a coherent vision of metropolitan growth. His seminal regional plans for Portland, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, and post-hurricane Southern Louisiana created a more interactive approach to environmental design at the Metropolitan scale. His upcoming book Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change documents new work and analysis relating patterns of development to energy and carbon consumption, along with other environmental, social and economic impacts. Recently he led a groundbreaking state-wide urban design effort, Vision California, to inform the implementation of the state’s Climate Change legislation.
Mr. Calthorpe has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. He has taught at U.C. Berkeley, the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, and the University of North Carolina. Over the years he has received numerous honors and awards, including appointment to the President’s Council for Sustainable Development. During the Clinton presidency, Mr. Calthorpe provided direction for HUD’s Empowerment Zone and Consolidated Planning Programs as well as the Hope VI program to rebuild some of the country’s worst public housing projects.
After studying at Yale’s Graduate School of Architecture, he joined the Farrallones Institute as Director of Design. Beginning private practice in 1978, with the firm of Van der Ryn, Calthorpe and Partners, his work ranged from large community plans to energy efficient residential and commercial buildings. His architecture, planning, and research from this period established his leadership in passive solar design, producing three National HUD awards. Since forming Calthorpe Associates in 1983, his work expanded to include major projects in urban, new town, and suburban settings within the United States and abroad. Internationally his work in Europe, Asia and the Middle East has demonstrated that community design with a focus on environmental sustainability and human scale can be adapted throughout the globe.
Through design, innovation, publications, and realized projects, Peter Calthorpe’s 30 year practice has helped solidify a national trend towards the key principles of New Urbanism: that successful places – whether neighborhoods, villages, or urban centers – must be diverse in use and user, human scaled, and environmentally sustainable. In recognition of this broad body of work, he was awarded ULI’s prestigious “J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development” in 2006.
Dan Camp, Renaissance Man, The Cotton District
Buildings close to the street, sidewalks, picket fences, and concealed vehicles all contribute to the unique community of The Cotton District located in Starkville, Mississippi. Boasting a twenty-eight person per acre population, The Cotton District portrays the ideals of "new urbanism" as developed by Dan Camp, community visionary. Now the hottest real estate in Starkville, The Cotton District was once one of the most deplorable areas of this Northern Mississippi town. In 1972, Camp began developing and constructing a student-centered community to house students of Mississippi State University. What began as eight apartments have blossomed into a whole community including retail spaces, restaurants, and living quarters that over four hundred people call home.
After graduating from Mississippi State University in 1962, Dan taught Industrial Arts in the Mississippi public school system and returned to Starkville to teach at Mississippi State in the Department of Industrial Education in 1966. Dan served on the Starkville Public School Board for fifteen years and was chairman three times. During the spring of 1987, Dan and his wife Gemma recognized local artists and musicians in their home. From a small gathering of people this event has grown into the Cotton District Arts Festival attracting over 12,000 people to Starkville each April.
Dan served as mayor of Starkville from 2005-2009 and took his ideas about community development from his neighborhood of the Cotton District to the entire city. Examples of specific accomplishments are: new Park and Recreation facilities, during his term the City of Starkville was recognized as one of 40 cities nationwide for the distinction of a “Smart growth city” by the EPA, adopted the State of Mississippi's first sustainability policy to promote “green” development for the city’s future and requiring LEED certification for any public building in excess of 3,000 square feet, centering the electric department building in a blighted area of down town to help revitalize the area, the city became the first non-smoking community in Mississippi, the addition of cold beer to the community, adding bike lanes to the City of Starkville, established the first community dog park in Mississippi.
Dan has been recognized for his development through multiple publications and was awarded the first Arthur Ross Award for Community Design by Classical America. He has spoken at numerous Smart Growth and Community Development Conferences where he has shared his experience with others.
Tom Capp has directed Gorman & Company's real estate development since 1994. Under his direction, the company has focused on urban revitalization, mixed-income housing, historic preservation and the preservation of affordable housing.
Prior to joining Gorman & Company, Tom was a Senior Associate at Camiros, Inc., an urban planning firm based in Chicago. Tom is a former public official having served as mayor of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, where he also served as chairman of the city's Planning Commission and chairman of its Economic Development Commission. As executive assistant to Dane County Executive Rick Phelps from 1993-1994, he directed land use and development policy for Dane County (Madison, Wisconsin and surrounding areas).
Tom has a degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Tom has served on many industry boards and commissions. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association. In 2007 he was appointed by the White House as a Panel Expert for the Preserve America Summit, an initiative created by executive order to modernize our nation’s approaches to historic preservation. He is a frequent speaker and presenter at conferences sponsored by state housing authorities, planning associations, and housing industry groups such as NCSHA, NH&RA, and IPED.
Daniel Carmody, President, Eastern Market Corporation
Benefiting from a schizophrenic youth split between the west side of Chicago and western Iowa Carmody developed a keen appreciation for central cities and Main Streets. Schooled as a city planner in the Midwest and the North of England, Carmody is a devoted urbanist with special interest in regenerating depressed local economies. Following a ten-year career as a tavern-keeper, Carmody led two different community development organizations in rust belt cities of the USA’s Midwest and has provided more than forty communities throughout North America with consultant services. Since 2007 Carmody has served as President of Detroit’s Eastern Market Corporation (EMC) where he leads the non-profit tasked with converting one of the nations’ oldest and largest public markets into a healthy urban food hub. Eastern Market seeks to build the MOO Food Shed (Michigan, Ontario, Ohio) into the nation’s most robust regional food system by building alternative distribution methods to improve access to good food in underserved communities, by fostering new niche local food processors to increase food sector employment - creating new markets for food that will be grown in the City of Detroit, and by further enhancing Eastern Market as a compelling retail food destination.
Todd M. Caruso, Senior Managing Director, CBRE Retail Agency Services, Americas
Todd M. Caruso is the Senior Managing Director leading CBRE’s Retail Client Owner/Agency Practice. Supported by a national platform, he is committed to providing retail portfolio ownership access to all of CB Richard Ellis service lines aligned to optimize portfolio value and meet client needs. Having been exposed to many types of retail properties, Mr. Caruso works closely with service line leaders in Brokerage, Property Management, Investment Properties, Finance, and Appraisal to create “go to” Integrated Retail Teams throughout the Eastern U.S. Mr. Caruso’s previous experience includes Retail Sales and Leasing, leading two of the company’s Chicago offices and Midwest Regional Retail responsibilities. In these roles his responsibilities included business development, revenue/expense, hiring and training.
DeWayne Carver, Senior Project Manager, Hall Planning & Engineering, Inc
DeWayne Carver, AICP, CNU, is a transportation planner with Hall Planning & Engineering, Inc (HPE.) DeWayne is also a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) certified by the League of American Bicyclists, and a bike commuter and tourist. DeWayne's professional practice includes transportation planning and street design for New Urbanist projects, including new towns as well infill and greyfield redevelopment.
Harriet Cherry, Principal, PIVOT Architecture
Harriet Cherry is a Principal at PIVOT Architecture. She is passionate about the power of well-designed transit systems to strengthen communities. As a frequent user of these systems, she approaches her designs from the point of view of the passenger. She believes that efficiency and aesthetics are symbiotic elements of design, and integrates wayfinding, security, and ease of use into her transit projects’ expressive architecture. Harriet has designed award-winning transit projects such as Springfield Station and EmX Transit Shelters and has spoken about the effectiveness of BRT in smaller cities at the Rail~Volution 2009 and 2010 conferences. She is currently the Architecture Leader for the Utah Transit Authority's Provo and Orem Park and Ride Stations. She recently completed Lane Transit District’s Gateway Extension BRT project and the preliminary engineering phase for the TriMet Portland to Milwaukee East Side LRT project. Harriet earned Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology. She has been an enthusiastic designer of transit projects since 1995.
Dave Cieslewicz, Former Mayor of Madison, City of Madison, WI
Dave Cieslewicz (chess-LEV-ich) was first elected mayor of Madison in April 2003, and re-elected in April 2007. As mayor, he has focused primarily on public safety and provision of quality basic services for Wisconsin's fastest-growing city. Under his stewardship, the city implemented Madison Measures, a performance measurement and benchmarking system to frame policy discussions, make budget decisions and illustrate the success of city programs, resulting in Madison becoming one of the few cities in America with a "Aaa" bond rating; built Madison's first public swimming facility, the Goodman Pool, after 60 years of disucussion, and unified the City and County Health Departments, after 15 years of debate on that issue. Mayor Cieslewicz's Emerging Neighborhoods Fund provides early resources to help neighborhoods address the root causes of crime and poverty before they become more serious, and provides grants for youth centers, job training and other activities. Cieslewicz was one of the first U.S. mayors to sign the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement to reduce Madison's greenhouse gas emissions. He has developed the "Building a Green Capital City" plan for sustainability, purchased the city's first hybrid diesel-electric buses, and created a new position in city government focused solely on sustainability issues. Before becoming Mayor, Cieslewicz was the co-founder and first executive director of 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, a non-profit research and advocacy organization focusing on land use and transportation. Before that he was Director of Government Relations for The Nature Conservancy, which followed his service as chief of staff in a state senate office and work for the Assembly Natural Resources Committee. Born in 1959 and raised in West Allis, Wis., Cieslewicz is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. About once a month you can find him playing Sheepshead with friends at the Memorial Union. He lives in the Regent neighborhood on Madison's west side with his wife Dianne and their dog Calvin.
Henry Cisneros, Executive Chairman, CityView
Henry Cisneros is Executive Chairman of the CityView companies, which work with the nation’s leading homebuilders to create homes priced within the range of average families. CityView is a partner in building 40 communities in 12 states, incorporating more than 7,000 homes with a home value of over $2 billion.
Mr. Cisneros’ community-building career began at the local level. After serving three terms as a City Councilmember, in 1981, Mr. Cisneros became the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio, Texas. During his four terms as Mayor, he helped rebuild the city’s economic base and spurred the creation of jobs through massive infrastructure and downtown improvements, marking San Antonio as one of the nation’s most progressive cities. In 1984, Mr. Cisneros was interviewed by the Democratic Presidential nominee as a possible candidate for Vice President of the United States and in 1986 was selected as the “Outstanding Mayor” in the nation by City and State Magazine. A scholarly study of America’s Mayors, The American Mayor, ranked Mr. Cisneros as one of the fifteen best mayors in the nation in a period that spanned the 20th Century.
After completing four terms as Mayor, Mr. Cisneros formed Cisneros Asset Management Company, a fixed income management firm operating nationally and ranked at the time as the second fastest growing money manager in the nation.
In 1992, President Clinton appointed Mr. Cisneros to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. As a member of President Clinton’s Cabinet, Secretary Cisneros was credited with initiating the revitalization of many of the nation’s public housing developments and with formulating policies which contributed to achieving the nation’s highest ever homeownership rate. In his role as the President’s chief representative to the nation’s cities, Mr. Cisneros personally worked in more than 200 U.S. cities in every one of the 50 states.
After leaving HUD in 1997, Mr. Cisneros was president and chief operating officer of Univision Communications, the Spanish-language broadcaster which has become the fifth-most-watched television network in the nation. Mr. Cisneros currently serves on Univision’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Cisneros has been active in non-profit and civic leadership. He has served as President of the National League of Cities, as Deputy Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and as National Chairman of the After-School All-Stars, founded by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mr. Cisneros remains active in San Antonio’s leadership where he is Chairman of BioMed S.A., an effort to accelerate the City’s healthcare and biosciences sector. He is currently a member of the advisory boards of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Broad Foundation.
In June 2007 Mr. Cisneros was inducted into the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) “Builders Hall of Fame” and honored by the National Housing Conference as the “Housing Person of the Year.”
Mr. Cisneros has also been author, editor or collaborator in several books including: Interwoven Destinies: Cities and the Nation. His book project with former HUD Secretary Jack Kemp, Opportunity and Progress: A Bipartisan Platform for National Housing Policy, was presented the Common Purpose Award for demonstrating the potential of bipartisan cooperation and Casa y Comunidad: Latino Home and Neighborhood Design was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal in the category of best business book of 2006.
Mr. Cisneros holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Texas A&M University. He earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, studied urban economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, holds a Doctorate in Public Administration from George Washington University, and has been awarded more than 20 honorary doctorates from leading universities. He served as an infantry officer in the United States Army. Mr. Cisneros is married to Mary Alice P. Cisneros, who in 2001 was elected to San Antonio’s City Council and they have three children – Teresa, Mercedes, and John Paul – and four grandchildren.
Larry Coffman, President, LNSB, LLLP Stormwater Services
Larry Coffman is co-founder of the Low Impact Development Center and considered one of the nation’s leading experts on Low Impact Development technology for water resource and ecosystem protection and restoration. Author of numerous papers and articles on stormwater management, Larry pioneered the innovative stormwater management practice Bioretention, or ‘Rain Gardens.’ He currently operates his own consulting firm specializing in Low Impact Development Technologies training and educational services. He was one of the founding members of the non-profit Low Impact Development Center, Inc. Mr. Coffman is considered one of the nation’s leading experts on Low Impact Development technology for water resources and ecosystem protection and restoration.
Naomi Cole, LEED AP, Program Manager, Portland Sustainability Institute
Naomi leads the EcoDistricts Initiative for the Portland Sustainability Institute (PoSI). PoSI develops next-generation sustainability solutions for cities. The EcoDistricts Initiative is an implementation strategy to launch EcoDistricts throughout the Portland region.
Naomi is responsible for developing the EcoDistricts program, leading the EcoDistricts Summit, and for overseeing implementation in five pilot districts. She has grown the organization’s expertise in neighborhood governance, sustainability assessment, district financing, and municipal policy support for sustainable neighborhoods.
Naomi has worked in the private sector as a consultant for Konstrukt and as a Sustainability Coordinator at ZGF Architects. With Konstrukt, she worked with a range of non-profit, municipality, and design clients as a researcher, writer and technical consultant. As Sustainability Coordinator at ZGF Architects, she helped grow their national Sustainable Design Team providing project design support, resource development and education, and work on numerous LEED projects around the world.
She has an interdisciplinary degree in architecture, environmental science, and urban studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
Patrick M. Condon, James Taylor Chair in Landscape & Livable Environments, University of British Columbia
Patrick Condon is originally from Massachusetts, and has a BSc and a MLA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His 20 years experience in government and academia and stint as Director of Community Development for the city of Westfield, Mass. gives him a unique perspective on local government efforts to address urban natural resource issues. Professor Condon moved to British Columbia in 1992 to become the Director of the Landscape Architecture Program and, in 1994, the UBC James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Liveable Environments. He has published widely and has lectured at many North American Universities. As an extension of his work with Moriarty-Condon Ltd., a Vancouver planning and landscape architecture firm specializing in sustainable community and site design, Patrick has developed a practical set of alternative development standards for sustainable communities. In his capacity as the James Taylor Chair, Patrick is the driving force behind the Headwaters Sustainable Development Demonstration Project, a sustainable community for 15,000 persons slated for construction on a 500-acre site in Surrey BC. The Headwaters Project is intended to be the region's first sustainable neighbourhood, where houses are affordable, transit is accessible, commercial services are available, and most importantly, natural systems are preserved and enhanced. Professor Condon has worked closely with city officials in a round table process that has involved all of the major stakeholders to solve problem that have defied conventional engineering and planning models prior to this time, The plans for the community, as well as the process by which such plans were derived and approved, are a significant departure from the status quo. They offer a possible solution to the ongoing conflict between our need to densify our metropolitan areas to eliminate sprawl, and our equally urgent need to protect habitat.
Jaime Correa, Founding Partner, Jaime Correa and Associates
Jaime Correa is founding partner of Jaime Correa and Associates, a collaborative practice involved in urban design, town planning and architectural design projects of many types and scales. He is responsible for teaching and coordinating the world-renowned Master in Urban Design at the University of Miami, where he held the Knight Professorship in Community Building. He has been widely published and is the recipient of numerous urban planning awards stretching four continents—including the First Chinese Government Award to an American design firm outside China, a Progressive Architecture Award, a citation to represent the United States in the Bienal de Arquitectura in Chile, and numerous APA and AIA awards. He has lectured at the Bauhaus/Dessau, Harvard, Notre Dame, Argentina, Chile, Guatemala and Colombia. He holds a Master degree in Architecture with a Certificate in Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a certificate in Classical Architecture and Medieval Iconography from Cambridge University in England. He is a collaborator of the Town Paper, the New Urbanism Comprehensive Report and Best Practices Guide, the New Urban News, Cuadernos de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, and other national and international publications. He was a co-founder of Dover Kohl and Partners and Correa Valle Valle and Partners. He is the author of "Seven Recipes for the New Urbanism" and "Self-sufficient Urbanism: a vision of contraction for the non-distant future". His work with these firms was covered in seminal books such as Peter Katz’s New Urbanism: toward an architecture of community, The CNU Council Reports and the New Civic Art. His professional practice includes the design and coding of more than one hundred new towns, inner city neighborhoods, districts, corridors, regions, blocks and streets, university campuses, etc.
Paul Crabtree, P.E., President, Crabtree Group, Inc.
Paul Crabtree is President of Crabtree Group, Inc (www.crabtreegroup.net) a Civil Engineering and Town Planning firm formed in 1999 with offices in Salida, CO and Ventura, CA. Mr. Crabtree has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Washington University in Saint Louis, MO and a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Hamline University in Saint Paul, MN. Mr. Crabtree holds Registration as a Professional Engineer (Civil) in several states. Mr. Crabtree is a Member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Congress for the New Urbanism (where he heads the Rainwater Initiative, authored the SmartCode Regional Watersheds Module, and is a member of the Transect Codes Council - www.transect.org ), Local Government Commission, American Planning Association, Urban Land Institute; and the City of Ojai, CA Planning Commission. Crabtree Group Inc clients include municipalities, counties, private, and non-profit organizations. Crabtree Group, Inc orchestrated the 1st SmartCode adoption by a municipality in CO in 2009, and was a CNU Charter Award Winner in 2010 (www.cnu.org/node/3428).
William J. Cronon, Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor
of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
William Cronon studies American environmental history and the history of the American West.
Cronon's research seeks to understand the history of human interactions with the natural world: how we depend on the ecosystems around us to sustain our material lives, how we modify the landscapes in which we live and work, and how our ideas of nature shape our relationships with the world around us. His first book, Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England (1983), was a study of how the New England landscape changed as control of the region shifted from Indians to European colonists. In 1984, the work was awarded the Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians.
In 1991, Cronon completed a book entitled Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West, which examines Chicago's relationship to its rural hinterland during the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1991, it was awarded the Chicago Tribune 's Heartland Prize for the best literary work of non-fiction published during the preceding year; in 1992, it won the Bancroft Prize for the best work of American history published during the previous year, and was also one of three nominees for the Pulitzer Prize in History; and in 1993, it received the George Perkins Marsh Prize from the American Society for Environmental History and the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Award from the Forest History Society for the best book of environmental and conservation history published during the preceding two years.
In 1992, he co-edited Under an Open Sky: Rethinking America's Western Past, a collection of essays on the prospects of western and frontier history in American historiography. He then edited an influential collection of essays entitled Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature, examining the implication of different cultural ideas of nature for modern environmental problems, published by Norton in the fall of 1995.
Cronon is currently at work on a history of Portage, Wisconsin, from the end of the last Ice Age down to the present. It will explore how people's sense of place is shaped by the stories they tell about their homes, their lives, and the landscapes they inhabit. He is also completing a book entitled Saving Nature in Time: The Environmental Past and the Human Future (based on the Wiles Lectures which he delivered at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland , in May 2001) on the evolving relationship between environmental history and environmentalism, and what the two might learn from each other.
In July 1992, Cronon became the Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of WisconsinMadison after having served for more than a decade as a member of the Yale History Department. In 2003, he was also named Vilas [pronounced "Vy-lus"] Research Professor at UW-Madison, the university’s most distinguished chaired professorship.
Cronon has been President of the American Society for Environmental History, and serves as general editor of the Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books Series for the University of Washington Press. During the spring of 1994, he organized and chaired a faculty research seminar on "Reinventing Nature" at the University of California's Humanities Research Institute in Irvine, California. In January, 1996, he became Director of the Honors Program for the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a post he held until 1998, and from 1997-2000 he served as the founding Faculty Director of the new Chadbourne Residential College at UW-Madison. Cronon chaired UW-Madison’s Lakeshore Nature Preserve Committee from 2004-2007, leading its first-ever strategic planning process and leading the team that created its prize-winning website. He is a founding faculty fellow and current Director of UW-Madison’s Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE), created in 2006. He has served on the Governing Council of The Wilderness Society since 1995, and on the National Board of the Trust for Public Land since 2003. He has been elected President of the American Historical Association for 2011-12.
Born September 11, 1954, in New Haven , Connecticut, Cronon received his B.A. (1976) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He holds an M.A. (1979), M.Phil. (1980), and Ph.D. (1990) from Yale, and a D.Phil. (1981) from Oxford University. Cronon has been a Rhodes Scholar, Danforth Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, and MacArthur Fellow; has won prizes for his teaching at both Yale and Wisconsin; in 1999 was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society' and in 2006 was elected a Fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Elizabeth Cwik, AIA, Madison Trust for Historic Preservation
Elizabeth Cwik is an architect with her Madison-based firm, Elizabeth Cwik Architecture LLC. Her background includes seven years working at Harry Weese Associates in Chicago and over ten years as a project architect in Madison firms. Her practice focuses on architecturally sensitive additions and remodeling for historic homes. While with Linville Architects, she was Project Architect for the Middleton Hills Center, the commercial development project in the New Urbanist community Middleton Hills that included a grocery store and eleven commercial storefronts along Frank Lloyd Wright Avenue with residential units above. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation.
Ann B. Daigle, Program Manager, Rebuilding Communities Craftsman Apprenticeship, Programme of the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment and the New Orleans Preservation Resource Center
Ann Daigle is a community planner specializing in the implementation of New Urban and Smart Growth principles. She is program manager for the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment (PFBE) "Rebuilding Communities" Craftsman Apprenticeship Programme, a partnership of the PFBE and the New Orleans Preservation Resource Center. Previously, Ann served as Special Advisor to the post-Katrina Mississippi Governor's Commission and the Mississippi Development Authority. She served as Urban Development Manager for the City of Ventura, CA, and Planning Director for her hometown of Monroe, LA. Ann is co-founding principal (emeritus) of PlaceMakers, LLC, where she initiated the SmartCode Workshops. She was North Delta Regional Representative to the Louisiana Preservation Alliance for over six years and was a three-time Louisiana State Grants Awards panelist for the Division of Historic Preservation. Ann studied social psychology and communications at Loyola University before graduating with dual degrees in interior design and architecture from Louisiana Tech University. A "self-taught" urban designer, she received a Certificate in Traditional Neighborhood Development from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and has been a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism for over 15 years.
Bill Dennis, B. Dennis Town and Building Design
Bill Dennis attained his professional Degree in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati and has practiced as an architect and planner since 1979. He is a charter member of The Congress for the New Urbanism and board member of New England CNU. He has also served as the director of the CNU Council for housing and codes in Sant Fe and team leader for the Governor’s Katrina Commission for Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Mr. Dennis has designed more than 120 New Urbanist neighborhoods, villages and towns, as well as all housing types, retail, office and civic buildings. His most significant projects in the last 25 years have been collaborated with such noted design firms as Moule & Polyzoides as well as Duany, Plater-Zyberk & Placemakers, Mr. Dennis has vast experience in forming and running complete teams of talented consultants for design charrettes to working on plans and buildings on his own. Mr. Dennis is a proud recipient of CNU awards for his Crewkerne, England; Dona Ana, New Mexico and Rio Nuevo, Arizona projects.
Michael Dennis, Principal-in-Charge, Michael Dennis and Associates (MDA)
Michael Dennis is a practicing architect, scholar, and Professor of Architecture at MIT. His insights and influence have been widely acknowledged in both scholarly pursuits, such as his writings about the city and campus planning, and in private practice. The numerous award-winning projects designed by his firm, Michael Dennis & Associates, range from campus master plans to diverse facilities for higher education clients. Dennis is actively involved with each of his firm’s projects from concept to construction. He also teaches Urban Design and Theory in the post-professional program at MIT, where he is the Director of the SMArchS Architecture and Urbanism program.
Dennis has lectured widely, and is the author of Court and Garden: From the French Hôtel to the City of Modern Architecture (MIT Press, 1986), a book widely recognized for its insightful distillation of the French hôtel as an urban spatial type. Dennis’ writings and projects have provided the foundation for the development of sophisticated spatial and compositional paradigms for the design of urban and campus buildings, an approach at the core of his professional work.
Dennis has held academic appointments at Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Kentucky, Princeton, and Rice. In 1986 Michael Dennis was the Thomas Jefferson Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia, in 1988 the Eero Saarinen Professor of Architecture at Yale University, and in 2006 the Charles Moore Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan. Mr. Dennis is an authority on the development and form of the American Campus and has led campus planning initiatives at several of the country’s leading universities including the University of Virginia, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Southern California, the Ohio State University, Texas A&M University, and Middlebury College. His firm won a 2011 Charter Award for the campus master plan for the University of Texas at San Antonio.
He is currently working on a publication entitled, Temples and Towns: A Study of the Form, Elements, and Principles of Planned Towns.
David Dixon, FAIA, Principal-in-Charge of Planning & Urban Design, Goody Clancy & Associates
David Dixon leads Goody Clancy’s Planning and Urban Design division. His work has won national awards from the American Institute of Architects, Congress for the New Urbanism, Society for College and University Planning, and American Society of Landscape Architects. The Boston Globe’s architecture critic hailed the “Civic Vision for Turnpike Air Rights in Boston” as Boston’s “most ambitious planning endeavor since Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace.” In 2007 David was honored with the AIA's Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture for his achievements in support of the public sector.
David served as 2003 President of the Boston Society of Architects (the local AIA Chapter) and chair of the 2003 national conference on “Density: Myth and Reality.” He has been invited to speak about revitalizing America’s downtowns and neighborhoods by the AIA, the Mayor’s Institute for City Design, the Congress for the New Urbanism, and the Society for College and University Planning; served as a juror for the AIA’s Regional and Urban Design Honor Awards; and is one of five national advisors of the AIA’s Regional and Urban Design Committee. He writes frequently about urban issues, including recent chapters on university-sponsored revitalization (published by the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy and Great Cities Institute) and urban design issues related to homeland security (MIT Press). He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University, Master of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania, and Master of Urban Design from Harvard University.
Jackie Doak, Chief Operating Officer, Dart Enterprises Ltd. and Dart Realty (Cayman) Ltd.
Jackie Doak is the Chief Operating Officer of both Dart Realty (Cayman) Ltd. and its parent Company, Dart Enterprises Ltd. Having grown up in the Cayman Islands, Jackie joined the Dart Group in 2003 and – in collaboration with an exceptional team of architects, city planners, landscape designers, and other experts – was instrumental in creating the Town of Camana Bay. Jackie plays a vital role in ensuring the development remains aligned with the Dart family’s original vision, which was to create a memorable Town that would be enjoyed for generations. With a Jurist Doctorate with Honours from the University of Florida, Jackie practiced commercial litigation in Tampa before returning to the Cayman in 1993 to work in her family’s office products business, Hampstead Ltd. Always entrepreneurial, Jackie developed separate business streams into successful companies, including a software development company that continues to service the Cayman market. Jackie sits on the Board of the CAYS Foundation. She also served as a member of the Cayman Islands Government Planning Appeals Tribunal and was a Rotarian in the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman.
Patrick C. Doherty, Director of the Smart Strategy Initiative, New America Foundation
Patrick C. Doherty is Director of the Smart Strategy Initiative within the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation. The Smart Strategy Initiative seeks to provoke a new discourse across the United States and world capitals on the central challenge facing the United States, the nature and function of American grand strategy and the contours of a new grand strategy capable of forging a prosperous, secure and sustainable future for the United States. Mr. Doherty also serves as a senior advisor to the Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative.
Before joining New America in 2007, Mr. Doherty was Director of Communications at the Center for National Policy, a congressionally-focused national security think tank. Prior to that, he was a senior editor at TomPaine.com, an online journal of politics and policy, where he was responsible for national security, macroeconomics, energy, and the environment. Before returning to Washington, Mr. Doherty spent ten years in the Middle East, Africa, the Balkans, and the Caucuses working at the intersection of conflict and development. He served as Catholic Relief Services' European Regional Advisor for Peacebuilding, as a consultant to the Organization of African Unity, and advised the Israeli and the Palestinian Authority's education ministries. He also taught African politics at the University of the Witwatersrand. Mr. Doherty holds a master's degree in security studies from the Fletcher School, Tufts University, where he co-founded the Institute for Human Security, and a bachelor's degree from the School of International Service at American University.
Victor Dover, CNU-A, Principal, Dover, Kohl & Partners
Urban designer and town planner Victor Dover, AICP, is a charter member of the Congress for the New Urbanism. As principal-in-charge of Dover, Kohl & Partners, a leading new urbanist town planning firm based in Coral Gables, Florida, Dover has won multiple CNU Charter Awards, including one for the widely praised town of I’On in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Dover-Kohl took home two awards from the CNU XV awards ceremony in Philadelphia, one for a traditional-neighborhood-based citywide plan for fast-growing Fayetteville, Arkansas, and the other for a brownfield redevelopment in Antigua, Guatemala, a joint submission with Castillo Arquitectos.
Andrés Duany, Principal, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Andres Duany is an architect whose work focuses on the planning of communities. He and his wife, Elizabeth Plater Zyberk, founded their practice in 1980, at the time of their design of Seaside, which began an ongoing debate on the alternatives to suburban sprawl. Since then, DPZ, their planning practice, has completed well over two hundred downtown and new town plans. They have particular expertise in writing codes. This work has generally been received with awards and publication. Their firm employs about 40 persons dedicated to both practice and research. Both partners teach Traditional Town Planning at the the University of Miami, where Elizabeth is Dean of the School of Architecture. They were founding members of the Congress for the New Urbanism. They have co-authored three widely distributed books, their most recent is The Smart Growth Manual which describes the problems of American cities and proposes techniques that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
Mixed-use development; Market and Financial Advisory; Economic Development Strategy. Adam directs RCLCO’s Urban Development Practice Group and works with developers, owners, and operators or high-density mixed-use projects in markets across the country and around the world.
Adam joined RCLCO in the mid-1990s as an associate directly after graduate school and learned the trade with the firm. During the early 2000s, he was a principal with a boutique West Coast real estate consulting firm, directing their Northern California office. He is a recognized expert in economic development, market and financial analysis; positioning, repositioning, and marketing of real estate assets; consumer research; and corporate strategy development. He has particular depth of expertise in high-density housing, retail, and hotel development.
The Urban Development Group at RCLCO is distinguished by sophistication in forecasting housing, retail/commercial and hospitality demand in revitalizing cities and development corridors, in understanding the unique set of circumstances that create vibrant mixed-use environments, and in the financing mechanisms and public/private partnerships that are relied upon to achieve them.
He also has a specialized expertise in understanding the interrelation and unique marketing and operating synergies of residential, hospitality, and retail/attraction environment, in small scale urban locations.
Adam is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from place making to urban redevelopment to retail trends to in-town housing. His writing has been widely published and quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Urban Land, California Real Estate Journal, Multifamily Executive, Resort and Recreation, and National Hotel Executive. He is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and rising Programs Chair of the Mixed-Use Development Council (Purple). A native of the New York metropolitan area, Adam graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor's and Master’s in Urban Studies.
Ellen Dunham-Jones, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ellen Dunham-Jones is an award-winning architect and professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she teaches contemporary architectural theory and urban design and researches alternatives to sprawl. As co-author with June Williamson of Retrofitting Suburbia; Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs (Wiley & Sons, 2009) her work has received significant media attention in The New York Times, CNN, CBS News, Newsweek.com, Christian Science Monitor.com, Sustainable Infrastructure.com, OnEarth, Harvard Business Review, Urban Land, Planning, Architectural Record and was featured in Time Magazine’s March 23, 2009 cover story, “10 ideas changing the world right now.” The American Association of Publishers chose the book for a PROSE award, winning the 2009 architecture and urban planning category for professional and scholarly excellence. Dunham-Jones has published over 50 articles including pieces in Harvard Design Magazine, Places, Design Book Review, and Lotus International; as well as chapters in Architecture, Ethics And Globalization, The Green Braid, Writing Urbanism, New Urbanism and Beyond, Sprawl and Suburbia, What People Want, Worlds Away, The Windsor Forum on Design Education, and Dimensions of Sustainability. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Congress for the New Urbanism, the editorial board of the Journal of Urbanism, and the executive board of CNU-Atlanta.
Chad D. Emerson is the Director of Development for the City of Montgomery where he leads the City’s Design Studio, Retail Development Studio, and other development issues for the City. Chad is a Professor of Law at Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law. He joined the faculty in June 2003 after practicing for over five years with the Knoxville, Tennessee law firm of Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC. Professor Emerson is a graduate of David Lipscomb University and the University of Tennessee College of Law.
Chad is a frequent national lecturer and author in the field of land planning law with a specific emphasis on Smart Growth and SmartCode legal issues. He is the administrator of the SmartCode Listserv and the author of smart growth articles including “Making Main Street Legal Again” and “Smart Growth and Schools: Legal Hurdles and Legal Solutions for Community-Scale Schools”.
He is also the author of “The SmartCode Solution to Sprawl” from ELI Publishing.
Don Esposito, Vice President - Land Acquisition & Development, Veridian Homes, LLC
Don Esposito brings over 32 years of business experience to the homebuilding industry. Don currently holds the position of Vice President of Land Acquisition and Development at Veridian Homes. In 2008, Veridian was nationally recognized with the Builder of the Year Award by Professional Builder magazine, one of the most prestigious awards in the building industry.
Prior to his association with Veridian Homes, Don served as Executive Vice President for Veridian’s predecessor company in Wisconsin and has also filled executive positions with other single-family and multifamily builders around the country. Prior to his involvement in the residential side of the industry, Don also held a number of positions in the commercial, retail and industrial building/development. Don’s formal education includes an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Brown University and a graduate MBA from Stanford University.
Don has been involved with the Madison Area Builders Association, serving as President, on Board of Directors & Executive Committee and has chaired multiple committees. He was chosen as the MABA Builder of the Year in 2006. Don has been involved on the state level with the Wisconsin Builders Association as its current President, served as Director and has chaired committees and councils. He was awarded the WBA Rising Star Award in 2007. On the national level Don is a member of a Land Development 20 Club and is an NAHBRC Certified Builder.
Don is also involved in his local community, serving on the boards of the Dane County Regional Transit Authority, Dane County Airport Commission and Green Tier Clear Water Initiative. He also serves as Treasurer of his church in his hometown of Sun Prairie, WI. Don and his wife Christine are the proud parents of three sons and in his downtime he enjoys gardening, gourmet cooking and being a Big 10 sports fanatic.
Reid Ewing, Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah
Reid Ewing is a Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah, associate editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association, columnist for Planning magazine, Fellow of the Urban Land Institute, and member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED LP-Technical Advisory Group. Earlier in his career, he was director of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University and research professor at the National Center for Smart Growth. He served two terms in the Arizona legislature, and worked on urban policy issues at the Congressional Budget Office. He holds masters degrees in Engineering and City Planning from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Transportation Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His research and writing are aimed at planning practitioners. He authored Developing Successful New Communities for the Urban Land Institute; Best Development Practices and Transportation and Land Use Innovations for the American Planning Association; and Traffic Calming State-of-the-Practice for the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Best Development Practices made him APA's top selling author for many years and is listed by the American Planning Association as one of the “100 Essential Books of Planning” over the past 100 years. His most recent books are Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change, written for EPA and published by the Urban Land Institute, and U.S. Traffic Calming Manual, co-published by the American Planning Association and American Society of Civil Engineers.
His study of sprawl and obesity, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, received more national media coverage than any planning study before or since, reaching an estimated 41 million Americans. It was the most widely cited academic paper in the Social Sciences as of late 2005, according to Essential Science Indicators. His 1997 point-counterpoint on urban sprawl is listed as a classic by the American Planning Association. In 2008-2010, he has co-authored research published in the Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Planning Literature, Journal of Urban Design, Urban Design International, Environmental Practice, Journal of Environmental Psychology, Journal of Urbanism, Housing Policy Debate, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Transportation Research Record, and ITE Journal.
Doug Farr, CNU-A, President and Founding Principal, Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design
Doug Farr, AIA is the founding principal of Farr Associates, an award-winning architecture and planning firm identified by the New York Times as “the most prominent of the city’s growing cadre of ecologically sensitive architects.” Having a mission to design sustainable human environments, Farr’s niche is in applying the principles of LEED at the scale of the neighborhood and in designing green buildings exclusively for urban contexts. Farr Associates was the first firm in the world to design three LEED-Platinum buildings (Christy Webber Landscapes, the Chicago Center for Green Technology and the Center for Neighborhood Technology), which stand as models of urban architectural sustainability. An architecture graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia University, Doug’s work has been featured in Architectural Record, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and the PBS documentary “The Green Machine.” Doug is on the board of the Congress for the New Urbanism, serves on the BioRegional Development Group board of directors, on the Energy and Climate TAC of the Star Community Index, and was the founding chair of the LEED Neighborhood Development project (LEED-ND). Based on the firm’s pioneering sustainable design practice and his insights gained from chairing LEED-ND, Doug authored Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature. This planning best seller visualizes Sustainable Urbanism—the growing sustainable design convergence that integrates walkable and transit-served urbanism with high-performance infrastructure and buildings—as the normal pattern of development in the United States by 2030.
Geoffrey Ferrell, Principal, Ferrell Madden Associates LLC
Geoffrey Ferrell is one of the originators of the modern practice of Form-based codes. His code work ranges from site-specific urban designs to zoning-toolkits to replace Euclidean zones – codes that emphasize clarity for end-users. Before establishing his firm in 1992, Geoffrey was an urban designer/code writer for Duany Plater-Zyberk Architects in Miami. He also served as the Director of Urban Design for the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council in Florida.
He is a Charter Member of the Congress for the New Urbanism and a Charter Board Member of the Form-Based Codes Institute, of which he is currently vice chairman. He lectures extensively on Form-Based Codes at state and national planning conferences, planning schools, and for the Form-Based Codes Institute. His work is featured in the recently published Form-Based Codes by Daniel and Karen Parolek and Paul Crawford and in The New Urbanism by Peter Katz. His code for the Riviera Beach Downtown Renewal Plan received special mention in that projects Progressive Architecture Magazines 1992 Award. His firm’s Form-Based Code for the Farmers Branch Texas, Station Area received the Richard Driehaus Form-Based Code Award in 2007 and again for the Heart of Peoria Form-Districts in Peoria Illinois in 2010.
Alan Fish, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities, Planning and Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Alan Fish, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning & Management, has nearly 30 years of experience with the State and UW-Madison.
At Facilities Planning and Management, Alan provides leadership in evaluating and meeting the campus’ facilities needs, including long range planning, budgeting, construction, physical plant maintenance, environmental health and safety, parking and transportation, space management, and utilities. He represents the university on all facilities and construction matters before the public, UW System administration, and local, state and federal governments.
Alan has had extensive experience in budgeting, planning, financing and managing facilities for both the university and the state.
Over $1.4 billion in campus construction projects are currently in design or construction. An updated campus master plan for new development, transportation, open space and utilities was completed in 2005. Also master plans have been developed for Housing, the Unions, Recreational Sports and Athletics.
Before his work with the University, Alan served in several different capacities in state executive administration as well as in the state legislature.
Alan, a 1973 graduate of Luther College, has a Master of Science degree in Urban Planning from UW-Madison.
Anthony Flint, Fellow & Director of Public Affairs, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Anthony Flint, former reporter for The Boston Globe and author of Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City (Random House), is a fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (www.lincolninst.edu), a think tank in Cambridge, Mass. He was a policy adviser in Massachusetts state government and is also author of This Land: The Battle over Sprawl and the Future of America (Johns Hopkins University Press).
Erica Fox Gehrig, Development Officer, Wisconsin Historical Foundation
A Madison native, Erica currently serves on the Madison Landmarks Commission, and is a former board member of the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation where she spearheaded their successful walking tour program for 9 years. She formerly resided in Chicago, where she studied historic preservation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and worked at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Erica currently works at the Wisconsin Historical Foundation as a fundraiser for historic preservation projects at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Peter W. Frautschi, CNU-A, President, Community By Design, Inc.
Peter Frautschi is the founding principal of Community By Design, Inc and several other real estate development and brokerage companies in the South Central Wisconsin area. He has been a member of the Congress of New Urbanism since 1995 and holds an MArch Degree from U of MN-CALA and an MS Business at UW- Madison (Graaskamp Program). His career sprouted from his involvement with Middleton Hills when he co-founded Neighborhoods By Design, a non-profit dedicated to public education and advocacy of New Urban principles in local planning. Efforts included leading grass roots efforts to gain approvals for Middleton Hills and first inclusion of New Urban principles in the High Point-Raymond Neighborhood in Madison. This lead to founding Community By Design, Inc to design and develop the first TND in Madison, Midtown Commons, described as, “In my years on the Council I believe this is the best development we have ever seen on the periphery of the city without any exceptions.” ( Ald. Ken Golden, November 30th, 1999.) Since then Peter has engaged in several infill development projects including Weston Place Condominiums, and numerous New Urban design plans, charrettes, and presentations.
Yonah Freemark, Transportation Journalist, The Transport Politic
Yonah Freemark has written on transportation and urban issues for a number of publications, including Next American City, Planning, The Infrastructurist, and Dissent, in addition to The Transport Politic, which he founded and continues to publish. He is currently a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ed Freer, Landscape Architect and Urban Designer, JJR
Over the course of his 30-year professional career, Ed Freer has built a significant and award-winning portfolio in urban design, downtown and waterfront redevelopment, and community-based planning. Currently a Senior Urban Designer for JJR, he has also worked for HNTB, Seracuse Lawler + Partners, and The Architect Collaborative (TAC). Ed is highly accomplished at facilitating a consensus vision and broad community support for urban design and redevelopment initiatives. He has worked throughout the United States, with project work including:
McBride Point, Madison, WI Capitol West, Madison, WI State Street Strategic Plan, Madison, WI University Research Park, Madison, WI Mashpee Commons, Mashpee, MA Lakefront Master Plan and Lakeshore State Park, Milwaukee, WI Beerline Redevelopment Plan, Milwaukee, WI Central Wharf Redevelopment, Boston, MA Echo Bay Redevelopment, New Rochelle, NY Riverfront Redevelopment Plan, Paducah, KY Marine District Redevelopment Plan, Seabrook, TX Riverfront and Downtown Urban Design Plan, Sanford, FL Waterfront District Plan, Cleveland, OH Detroit RiverWalk, Detroit, MI
Ed has served as a resource member to many civic task forces and professional panels and as a member of national design juries. He has been an urban design resource for the Mayors Institute on City Design, an Urban Waterfront Planner for the ULI – Advisory Panel for San Pedro, CA, and an AIA RUDAT Panelist for Newport, VT. He currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Waterfront Center in Washington, DC.
Bill Fruhling, AICP, Principal Planner - Neighborhood Planning, Preservation & Design Section, City of Madison Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development
Bill Fruhling is a Principal Planner in the City of Madison’s Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development. He has worked for the City for 14 years and currently heads the Neighborhood Planning, Preservation and Design Section that combines the disciplines of urban design, neighborhood planning, historic preservation, and public art. Before coming to Madison, he worked in the City of Peoria, Illinois Planning Department for 11 years. There he was involved in activities ranging from zoning enforcement and development review to comprehensive and neighborhood planning. Bill holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Illinois – Springfield.
Jonathan Furr, Partner, Holland & Knight
Jonathan E. Furr practices in the areas of state and local government contracting, education, and state advocacy. Mr. Furr is experienced in the representation of public bodies in multiple areas of legal services, including general corporate counseling, environmental matters, zoning, development, and contracts. Mr. Furr counsels private sector clients on zoning and land use matters (with an emphasis on green building and urban redevelopment), state agency approvals and advocacy, and other transactional issues. Mr. Furr also represents public and private sector clients on energy performance contracting projects that guarantee significant reductions in energy consumption in existing buildings.
Kathleen M. Galvin, AIA, CNU-A, Architect, Galvin Architects
Kathleen M. Galvin has been the principal of the architectural and urban design firm Galvin Architects since 1993. Ms. Galvin also has extensive experience in assisted housing policy, research, management and development both in Virginia and Massachusetts. She received a BA in Economics and Geography from Boston University in 1978 and an MA in Architecture from the University of Virginia in 1986. Ms. Galvin chaired the Albemarle Development Initiative Steering Committee (DISC) which gave rise to the “Neighborhood Model” (winner of the 2004 CNU Award for The Region) and was the senior urban designer on the Crozet Master Plan (winner of the 2005 CNU Award for the Region). In November 2007, she was elected to the Charlottesville City School Board for a four year term, a position that afforded her the opportunity to champion an urban design course at Charlottesville High School. She presented a paper on this class at the 48th International Making Cities Livable Conference in Charleston, SC, October 17-21, 2010 entitled, "Reimagining Urban Form and Educational Reform." She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, Department of Planning.
Norman W. Garrick, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering , University of Connecticut
Norman Garrick is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Garrick is also a member of the national board of The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), trustee of the Tri-state Transportation Campaign, and co-chair of CNU’s Transportation Task Force. He specializes in the planning and design of urban transportation systems, including transit, streets and highways, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities, especially as they relate to sustainability, placemaking and urban revitalization. His writings on sustainable transportation and urban planning, street and street network design, and parking policies have been widely disseminated both to an academic audience and to the wider public through the press, radio and TV. He is a 2008 recipient of the Transportation Research Board’s Wootan Award for Best Paper in policy and organization.
In addition to his academic and research career, Dr. Garrick has worked as transportation consultant on a number of design charrettes, nationally and internationally, including urban revitalization projects with the Prince of Wales Foundation in Kingston, Jamaica and Freetown, Sierra Leone. In 2004, he was a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Kingston, Jamaica where he studied the evolution of the urban form, the transit system and the state of motorization in the Kingston metropolitan region.
Ana Gelabert-Sanchez, AICP, Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Ana Gelabert-Sanchez, AICP, is a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She was planning director for the City of Miami from 1998 to 2010, and led the Miami 21 rezoning initiative to make Miami a more sustainable, pedestrian-friendly, and better planned city with a form-based code. She also led efforts on the Museum Park master plan, Coconut Grove master plan, Virginia Key master plan, Parks and Public Spaces master plan, and the review and approval of over 75,000 residential units, approximately 6,000 hotel rooms, over 8 million square feet of office space, and 7 million square feet of retail space, contributing to Miami’s greatest growth period in history. She directed all urban planning programs, including coordinating, developing, and implementing Miami’s Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan, and worked closely with the development community and with Miami’s culturally diverse neighborhood groups, bridging their needs with quality projects that helped further the city’s goal of creating a sustainable community with a higher quality of life. Before joining the City of Miami, she worked in the private sector in both architecture and land planning firms as well as an adjunct design professor at the University of Miami and Florida International University. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Architecture and Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University. Recently, she was named Top Public Official of the year for 2010 by Governing Magazine and was selected to receive the 2011 CNU Groves Award.
Anthea Gianniotes, AICP, Urban Designer/Town Planner, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
Anthea Gianniotes has over 18 years of experience in traditional town planning with an emphasis on implementation. Since 2004, she has worked exclusively in the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC), providing urban design, form-based coding, and smart-growth comprehensive planning assistance to local governments within a four-county region of Florida. Ms. Gianniotes has the benefit of both private and public sector experience, notably working for DPZ and later at the City of West Palm Beach administering the Downtown Master Plan, a plan and form-based code authored by DPZ and considered instrumental in the renaissance of the downtown area. She was a key member of the TCRPC team awarded the 2006 Award of Excellence from the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association and the 2007 Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award for the Towns, Villages, and Countryside project in St. Lucie County. Ms. Gianniotes is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Architecture and is a founding member of the Florida Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism.
Robert Gibbs, President, Gibbs Planning Group
Nationally recognized, Robert Gibbs is considered a leading urban retail planning consultant by some of the most respected mayors, architects and real estate developers in America. Profiled in the Atlantic Monthly, New York Times, Urban Land Institute, and the Wall Street Journal, Gibbs is said to have “an urban planning sensibility unlike anything possessed by the urban planners who usually design downtown renewal efforts." Charleston's Mayor Joseph P. Riley describes Gibbs's work as “the Bible for the future of our historic district."
A speaker at the first Congress for the New Urbanism in 1992 and 10 other CNU's since, Gibbs has been a pioneer and leader in this movement to implement the environmentally sustainable principles of Traditional Town Planning and Smart Growth as an antidote to the alienating, formless sprawl of suburbia. During the past 25 years, Gibbs has been active in developing innovative yet practical methods for applying modern trends in commercial development to more than 300 town centers and historic cities around the World.
Gibbs has contributed to numerous books and gives frequent lectures including teaching an executive Urban Retail Planning session at Harvard's School of Architecture for the past 12 years. Gibbs has consulted for the cities of: Alexandria, Atlanta, Cambridge, Charleston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Naples, Portland and Seattle. Gibbs has also consulted with many new urban towns including: The Kentlands, The Glen, Rosemary Beach and Seaside. GPG has also consulted for the Universities of Brown, Johns Hopkins, Miami, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Gibbs serves as GPG’s president and over sees operations, planning and research.
Lucy Gibson, Principal, Smart Mobility, Inc.
Lucy Gibson is a traffic engineer and transportation planner with her Vermont-based, firm, Smart Mobility. She works in New England and across the country assisting local and regional governments and organizations in planning efforts to create more multi-modal transportation systems to serve more sustainable communities. She has worked on a number of projects involving the re-design or scaling down of major freeways or arterials across the country, Her practice focuses on using sound engineering principals, appropriately applied to urban settings, and has contributed to many successful outcomes of context-sensitive transportation designs.
His works have been exhibited at galleries and institutions both in the United States and in Europe. Excerpts of Gielen’s work as well as feature articles about him have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, The New Yorker, Metropolis Magazine, Cabinet, Lapham’s Quarterly, Dwell, Adbusters and in CNN’s “Urban Planet” series. He also presented his work on CNN’s international news program “World One.”
Gielen is a recipient of the IPF Grant from the Aaron Siskind Foundation. His pictures were also nominated for the Dutch ING Bank REAL Photography Award.
His forthcoming book Ciphers will be published by Ahrens Editions in fall of 2011.
Edward Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Edward Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1992. He is Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and Director of the Rappaport Institute of Greater Boston. He regularly teaches microeconomic theory, and occasionally urban and public economics. He has published dozens of papers on cities, economic growth, and law and economics. In particular, his work has focused on the determinants of city growth and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1992.
Gary Gorman, President and CEO, Gorman & Company, Inc.
After completing his B.A. in Economics and Law Degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, he began his career as a practicing attorney focusing on representation of developers and real estate syndicators.
In 1984 he formed a firm for the purpose of developing and syndicating multifamily real estate projects. After the passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Mr. Gorman specialized in the development of affordable multifamily rental communities utilizing the tax credit created by Section 42 of the 1986 Tax Reform Act. Gorman & Company, Inc. is now a major developer of affordable rental housing as well as historic renovations. The firm has offices in Wisconsin, Arizona, and Florida, as well as projects in six states. Gorman & Company, Inc. has in-house design and construction divisions that have successfully completed over $350 million of new construction and major renovations. Its affiliated property management firm manages over three thousand units.
Jane Grabowski-Miller, RLA, ASLA, CNU-A, Vice President Planning & Urban Design, Erdman Development Group
Jane Grabowski-Miller is the Vice President of Planning & Urban Design for the Erdman Development Group. Her most recent project has been as Project Director and Town Architect for Middleton Hills, the first New Urbanist project in Wisconsin, master planned by DPZ in 1993. She has guided the project through entitlements, design refinement, lot sales, the design review process, and management of the Neighborhood Association. She lectures frequently, using the project as a case study on the development of Traditional Neighborhoods and incorporating retail development into neighborhoods.
Ms. Grabowski-Miller was a contributing editor to the book Safescape: Creating Safer, More Livable Communities Through Planning and Design. Jane has over 20 years of experience in master planning, urban design, landscape architecture and management of the development and design review process. Prior work experience while at The Architects Collaborative included master planning and landscape architecture for a new town in Saudi Arabia and a Fine Arts Campus at the University of Baghdad.
As the Facilities Planner for Boston-Logan International Airport, she contributed to a 1.5 billion dollar modernization program which included management of design guidelines, design review, and community coordination. While an undergraduate, she was a grant recipient from the National Endowment for Humanities related to the research and community education of historic districts. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Middleton Hills Neighborhood Association and various committees in the Village of Shorewood Hills. Previous Board positions include the Neighborhood Design Center, the Boston Architectural Center and Preschool for the Arts.
Charles Green, MA, MFA, CNU-A, Health Communication Specialist, Healthy Community Design Initiative, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Charles Green, MA, MFA is a Health Communication Specialist for the Healthy Community Design Initiative in CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services. A 24-year veteran in health communications, Mr. Green has been with CDC for more than 10 years. He served as campaign manager for CDC’s award-winning Choose Your Cover skin cancer education campaign, and Team Lead for NCEH/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s Office of Communication Science. Charles’s awards include Public Relations Society of America’s Golden Anvil and Outstanding Young Professional Awards, CDC Communications Roundtable Award, and CDC’s NCEH/ATSDR Honors Awards. He is the first CNU-accredited New Urbanist by the University of Miami School of Architecture and served as local executive co-chair for CNU 18’s “New Urbanism: Rx for Healthy Places.”
Michael Green, Attorney at Law, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Mike Green is a partner in the Madison office and Chair of the firm’s Land & Resources Practice Group. His practice focuses on all areas of business and real estate law, in addition to related areas of municipal and construction law. Mr. Green represents local and national real estate developers in the acquisition zoning and development of unimproved real property; represents both buyers and sellers in the acquisition of improved real property; and consults clients in property transfers in estate planning contexts. He also represents borrowers and lenders in real estate finance transactions, including municipal financing, taxable note financing and private placement financing. Mr. Green’s municipal law experience includes the incorporation of a township and working with annexations and development agreements. Prior to joining Michael Best, Mr. Green was president of RHS Companies, Inc., where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of commercial, hospitality and residential real estate development company.
Jacky Grimshaw, Vice President for Policy, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Jacquelyne D. Grimshaw works with the Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago where she directs the Center's policy initiatives. Formerly as the manager of the Center’s transportation and community development programs, was responsible for research in these areas. She developed the Center's capacity to conduct computer modeling programs and community development activities. She has extensive experience developing consensus in support of less-polluting transportation options and initiating programs that assist the revitalization of inner-city neighborhoods. Grimshaw previously served as the Deputy Director for Economic Development for the Treasurer of the City of Chicago and directed the Chicago Mayor's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. She was a member of the President's Council for Sustainable Development's Energy and Transportation Task Force and the Advisory Board of the Surface Transportation Policy Project. She is currently a Director of the Chicago Transit Authority. Grimshaw holds a bachelor's degree from Marquette University and completed graduate studies in Public Policy at Governors State University.
Roger Guest, Architect, Veridian Homes
Roger Guest holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana and is registered in Illinois and Wisconsin. His experience in residential architecture includes a range of projects from neighborhood based urban renewal projects in Chicago, high density projects in Chicago and Denver, new traditional neighborhood plans in suburban Chicago, and renovation projects in LaCrosse, WI. He is currently on staff of Veridian Homes, a Madison developer and home builder featuring traditional neighborhood designs and lives in the Grandview Commons neighborhood.
Charles Hales, Senior Vice President, Transit Planning, HDR Engineering
Mr. Hales is a strategic planner and project manager with a focus on livable communities, transit innovation, and public-private partnerships. As Commissioner of Planning and Transportation for the City of Portland, Hales established a record as a leader in the integration of land use planning and transportation project design, in pedestrian and transit-oriented development, and in innovative financing for infrastructure projects. As a Senior Vice President for HDR Engineering, he has become a national resource for the North American urban renaissance, helping cities craft the policies and investments which make them more livable, sustainable places. His background includes creating America’s first modern streetcar line, leading the expansion of Portland’s light rail system, as well as crafting a wide variety of citywide and neighborhood plans. His public administration and local government finance background also equips him to help HDR’s clients implement these plans, developing implementation and finance strategies for transit projects and other community investments.
Richard Hall, P.E., President, Hall Planning & Engineering Inc.
Rick Hall, P.E., is President of HPE. Based on his extensive transportation planning and conceptual design experience, the firm focuses on both Planning and Preliminary Engineering, especially the vital interface between Planning and Design. Transportation aspects of community plans, subarea/sector plans and corridor studies are key HPE emphasis areas. Expert witness, public participation and charrette tasks are routinely performed by HPE and traffic engineering, site impact studies and private and public growth management related studies are also special skills. Other practice areas of the firm include hurricane evacuation studies and calculation of the all important evacuation clearance times and specialty data collection including origin/destination and trip generation studies. Mr. Hall serves as a Visiting Professor in the Florida State University Department of Urban and Regional Planning where he teaches land use and transportation courses at the master's degree level. Extensive readings in the "New Urbanism," Neo-traditional neighborhood design and other emerging concepts led to a strengthened commitment to land use based transportation planning. His academic background combined with active charrette and workshop design experience have made him uniquely qualified to deal with controversial transportation and land use projects.
Melanie Hammet first composed music about land-use when Tony-nominated director Kenny Leon commissioned Hammet and playwright Marjorie Bradley Kellogg to create a musical about an unusual subject: an inner-city community garden. The result was “Livin’ In The Garden,” produced in 1997 at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre.
Eight years later, Hammet returned to the subject--this time as an elected official. During her first term as city councilperson in Pine Lake, Georgia, Melanie was instrumental in securing a grant to hire a city planner. She then served on the steering committee that facilitated the re-write and adoption of her city’s commercial and residential zoning. Hammet also worked to establish a yearlong monthly series on land-use and wrote legislation that created a review board to help enforce best practices.
Melanie’s immersion in the legalities of place-making was inspiring, and in 2008, she decided to create the “soundtrack” of planning and zoning. Hammet applied for and was accepted to The Seaside Institute’s “Escape To Create” artist’s residency. The result was Edifice Complex, a collection of songs that distill urban planning concepts to human-sized basics: the impact of good street design, the importance of public space, the Ponzi-scheme structure of non-renewable planning. Most of all, these seven songs explicitly state--in the language of music--the simple and enormous impact of “the ground we walk upon” on our ability to live well together.
Since the 2010 release of Edifice Complex Hammet has performed this unusual music for planners, elected officials, architects, traffic engineers, students, and music lovers alike.
"Get ready to hear more from Hammet, who may be just what Smart Growth needs to take its message to a broader audience."
-Ben Brown, Principal, Director, client public relations Placemakers
Karja Hansen, Director's Fellow, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Karja was first introduced to the deeper workings of the built environment helping her father renovate historic homes around the country. An accomplished carpenter and architectural drafter by the time she finished high school, she studied mechanical engineering, journalism and cartography at the University of Maryland’s Honors Campus in Baltimore, then urban homesteaded in a West Baltimore rowhouse neighborhood while working in journalism. Coming across New Urbanism through her passion for good places - wild or civilized - she dove headlong into the movement in her work as well as serving as the event chair for the CNU DC chapter. Karja is the most recent addition to the DPZ Miami Office, extensively involved with the CNU NextGen Group and recently co-founded CNU+Miami.
Eliza Harris, Urban Planner, Canin Associates
Eliza was co-chair of the Next Generation of New Urbanists (cnunextgen.org) from 2009-2010. After completing a Masters of Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, she joined Canin Associates in Orlando FL to lead the development of an alternative land use approach for the tri-county long range transportation plan that builds on successful regional visioning efforts. Before moving to Florida she interned in Charleston, SC and Providence, RI with the City of Charleston, Keane and Co. and Cornish Associates. Having spent part of her childhood in Manhattan, Ms. Harris can attest that there are no deleterious effects of growing up in a major city. The remainder of her youth in the suburbs led to a commitment to redeeming suburbia. Eliza holds a degree in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College and is a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism and the American Planning Association.
Billy L. Hattaway, P.E., Managing Director of Transportation - Florida, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Billy Hattaway, P.E. is the Managing Director for Transportation –Florida at Vanasse Hangen Brustlin in Orlando, Florida. He has 32 years of transportation and program management experience with the private sector and Florida Department of Transportation. His relevant experience includes street design, safety and traffic analysis for numerous redevelopment, transit oriented development and master plan charrette projects to create walkable, bike and transit friendly communities. He has taught numerous Livable Community workshops for the Florida Department of Transportation and Florida Department of Community Affairs, and has presented on the subject in Illinois, Texas and throughout Florida. He is the author of the new TND Chapter for the Florida Green Book, and has been involved in the development and/or review of the Delaware Regional Planning Council’s Smart Transportation Guidebook and Context Sensitive Solutions in Designing Major Urban Thoroughfares for Walkable Communities: An ITE Proposed Recommended Practice. During his 23 year career at FDOT, Billy served in a number of leadership roles including Director, Office of Design, and State Roadway Design Engineer. He was instrumental in implementing Transportation Design for Livable Communities (TDLC) in the FDOT design process and incorporating the TDLC chapter in the Plans Preparation Manual.
Neil P. Heinen, Editorial Director, WISC TV & Madison Magazine
Neil Heinen is the Editorial Director for WISC TV and Madison Magazine. He has been Editorial Director for WISC, the CBS affiliate in Madison, WI, since 1992. He started with the station as News Assignment Manager in 1987. Prior to that he worked as a reporter, anchor and assistant News Director for WIBA AM and FM in Madison. He is also Editorial Director for Madison Magazine, a position he has held since 2004. He was the senior political writer for the magazine for three years. He is also co-author, along with his wife Nancy, of the monthly column Genuine Articles.
Heinen has served on the Board of Directors of the National Conference of Editorial Writers including serving as president in 2007. He is currently president of the NCEW Foundation. He is a fellow with the Center for Democracy in Action, a member of the clinical faculty of the Kettering Foundation, and a member of the adjunct faculty of Edgewood College. He is a member of the board of We The People Wisconsin, and chairs the Broadcast Committee of the Public Journalism Network.
He has won numerous professional and community awards including the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Humanitarian Award, Robert H. Wills Freedom of Information Award and the National Association for Community Leadership Distinguished Leadership Award. He was born in Milwaukee in 1951, is the oldest of eleven children, and is a graduate of Marquette University High School in Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin. He lives in Madison with his wife Nancy, and their two dogs, Omelet and Baguette. It's a long story. He and Nancy enjoy travel, hiking, good food and wine, and Badger basketball.
James Hencke, ASLA, LEED AP, Senior Professional Associate, Parsons Brinckerhoff’s PlaceMaking Group
With PB’s PlaceMaking Group in Portland, Oregon - and a recognized local and national leader in urban design and landscape architecture - James brings a creative and multidisciplinary approach to combining infrastructure, landscape, and urbanism to create communities of lasting value. His skills range from urban design and site planning, incorporation of sustainability measures, hand graphics and report writing, to project management, presentations, and meeting facilitation. Currently involved with a number of transportation, transit-oriented development (TOD), and community planning projects around the country, his past work has been recognized by five state, national, and/or international awards.
Susan Henderson, AIA, LEED AP, CNU-A, Principal, PlaceMakers LLC
As PlaceMakers' Director of Design, Susan has led numerous Form-Based Code projects including the inaugural Driehaus Form Based Code Award winner, Leander, Texas – plus adoptions in Fitchburg, WI; Hutto, TX; Kona, Hawaii; El Paso, Texas; Lawrence, Kansas; New Castle County, Delaware; Lauderhill, Florida; Bellevue, Kentucky; and Taos, New Mexico. Susan is a LEED Accredited Professional, and brings an expertise in sustainability to form-based code writing. She is a contributor to the SmartCode & Manual as well as author of the SmartCode Landscape Module, the Mississippi Renewal Forum: Architecture Report, and Traditional Construction Patterns. Susan serves as a board member on the Transect Codes Council.
Timothy L. Hernandez, AICP, Principal, New Urban Communities Corp
Tim Hernandez is a Principal of New Urban Communities Corporation, a builder/developer focused on infill, redevelopment and traditional neighborhood development opportunities in South Florida. New Urban Communities has developed numerous noteworthy communities in South Florida over the past decade, including The Courtyards of Delray, Atlantic Grove, Old Palm Grove, and Coda in Delray Beach; Osceola Woods, Greenwich and Botanica in Jupiter, East Village in Fort Lauderdale, Belle Isle in Wilton Manors, Mirabella in Miramar, Hammon Park in Lake Worth, as well as Kenilworth Park in Villa Park, Illinois. Prior to forming New Urban with his partner Kevin Rickard, he spent 16 years with Pulte Home Corporation in Illinois and South Florida as a Director and Vice President in marketing, land acquisition, and land development. Before coming to Pulte, Mr. Hernandez was Senior Planner and Director of Community Development and Planning for the City of North Chicago, Illinois. He also served for 7 years as a member of the Lake County, (IL) Regional Planning Commission. Mr. Hernandez holds a BS in Urban Planning from Michigan State University and an MBA in Finance from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Urban Land Institute, and the Congress for the New Urbanism. He has taught a masters level course in Urban Design at Florida Atlantic University and has volunteered his time as a member of the Palm Beach County Transportation Performance Standards Committee and the Fort Lauderdale Northwest/Progresso/Flagler Heights Community Redevelopment Advisory Board. He served on the (Florida) Governor’s Action Team for Energy and Climate Change and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Abacoa Partnership for Community, the Broward Housing Partnership, Fort Lauderdale Little League and Bonnet House.
Lou Host-Jablonski, Architect, Design Coalition, Inc., Architects
Lou-Host Jablonski, Architect with Design Coalition, Inc., Madison, WI. His projects of the last 33+ years include multi-family housing & co-housing, childcare centers, new homes & additions, community-built projects, community centers & playgrounds. Lou’s areas of professional focus are resource-efficient (‘sustainable’) design & planning, and environments for children. He's lived in the same progressive EastSide Madison neighborhood for over 3 decades, served on the city's influential Urban Design Commission for 12 years, and currently is helping to craft Madison’s “GreenPrint” as vice-chair of the Sustainable Design & Energy Committee. Design Coalition is a non-profit architectural and planning office working in the Dane County area and Upper Midwest since 1972. Designs for several passive solar high-performance natural houses are currently on the drawing boards.
Andrew Howard, AICP, The StreetSpace Collaborative
Andrew is a transportation planner focused on successful integration of land use, transportation, and urban design. During his twelve years of experience, he has worked in both the public and private sectors developing master and corridor plans aimed at sustainable urbanism. He is currently pioneering an experiential planning tool called “Better Block”, which expedites the public participation process into a weekend event. Andrew is a contributing author to the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Recommended Practice on Context Sensitive Design for Walkable Urban Thoroughfares and the Texas Department of Transportation’s Context Sensitive Solutions Policy. At The StreetSpace Collaborative, Andrew focuses on developing vibrant walkable communties by addressing changes in infrastructure and mobility while tapping into an area’s greatest potential for economic redevelopment. StreetSpace has developed a program called “The Better Block” where our team focuses on a block-by-block plan that allows rapid implementation which shows immediate results. We build upon the existing strengths of an area and develop demonstration projects that allow a community to interact with a re-visioned street and offer feedback in real-time. Andrew resides in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, TX where he lives out the practices of sustainable urbanism by bicycle commuting, urban farming and buying local. The experience of community in Oak Cliff has been the greatest influence on his professional practice and motivated a move from regional comprehensive visioning to hyper-local place demonstrations. His current work includes a pavement to plaza, modular transit station, food and retail trailer court and a series of better blocks in Dallas, TX.
Jennifer Hurley, CNU-A, President & CEO, Hurley-Franks & Associates
Jennifer specializes in group facilitation and mediation with respect to the built environment. Jennifer wrote one of the first articles chronicling the implementation of New Urbanist zoning codes, has worked on the development of several form-based codes, and is a regular speaker with the SmartCode Workshop. Jennifer was the lead writer for the Affordable Housing Policy Guide SmartCode module and is working on a module for SmartCode Administration. Jennifer is certified as a charrette planner by the National Charrette Institute and is a past Fellow of the Knight Program in Community Building at the University of Miami School of Architecture. In recent years, Jennifer has worked to introduce new urbanists to techniques from the field of large group collaboration, including Open Space Technology, Asset Mapping, and World Café Dialogue.
Douglas Hursh, AIA, Principal in Charge of Design, Potter Lawson
Doug is a Principal in charge of design at Potter Lawson, a Madison Wisconsin architectural and interior design firm in continual practice since 1913. Potter Lawson was honored to be named American Institute of Architects Wisconsin Architecture Firm of the Year in 2002. Doug has received several AIA Wisconsin architectural design and interior design awards. Doug focuses on higher education, corporate, civic and sustainable design projects and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Doug was the principal in charge of the LEED Platinum certified 800 University Bay Drive project.
Steve Hurtt, Professor, University of Maryland
Steven Hurtt is an architect whose academic career has included teaching at the University of Notre Dame from 1973 until 1990, in The Catholic University of America’s Summer Program 1975-1985, and serving as dean of the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at the University of Maryland from 1990 until 2004 where he continues to teach. Hurtt was a student in Rowe’s Urban Design studio at Cornell in its early years and a founding member of the CNU. Hurtt has published critical articles on architectural education, on the work of Le Corbusier, and on urban design. The articles focused on urban design include: “Contextualism: of Paradigms, Politics, and Poetry,” Inland Architect; “The US Continental Grid: Form and Meaning,” Threshold, Journal of the School of Architecture, University of Illinois; and “Conjectures on Urban Form,” The Cornell Journal of Architecture, devoted to a review of the work of Rowe’s studio and the evolution of thinking about architecture and urban design represented in the studio design work. As dean and professor at Maryland, Hurtt has actively promoted improvements in the quality of the University’s campus and buildings. In 1994 he helped organize and jury the University’s invited competition for Maryland’s Center for the Performing Arts, won by Moore Ruble Yudell. Subsequently he has worked with the University and the City of College Park to improve the quality of the campus and its surroundings. He has fostered the creation of design guidelines for the campus and its buildings; a design review committee; and numerous studies for the development of the campus. Several of these studies have provided the design parameters for new malls and quads, and another created the impetus for the development of a new “college town” mixed use area fronting onto the campus, an idea the campus is attempting to bring to fruition.
Jill Jacklitz, Executive Director, Community GroundWorks
Jill Jacklitz is Community GroundWork's executive director and is responsible for leading the organization in the achievement of its mission to connect children and adults to urban agricultural and natural lands within a diverse learning community. Jill has over 20 years experience working in progressive nonprofits as a direct service provider, lobbyist, and manager. She holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she has taught courses in social policy, community and organizational development.
David Jennerjahn, Principal, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, Inc.
David Jennerjahn is an accomplished architect with strong design and project management skills. He has been involved in a wide variety of project types, including commercial office, restaurant/retail, industrial, residential and masterplanning. Much of Mr. Jennerjahn’s work has focused on the urban environment. These projects include a variety of urban scaled developments, from infill multi-family housing to commercial city blocks. In 1996, Mr. Jennerjahn received the Young Architect Award from AIA Chicago. Education Master of Architecture; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Bachelor of Architectural Studies; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Professional Registration Licensed Architect in Illinois, Wisconsin & Ohio
Mary Jukuri, ASLA, Principal, JJR, LLC
Mary Jukuri is a senior design principal, planner and landscape architect with JJR, LLC, a nationally recognized planning and design firm with offices in Madison, WI, Chicago, IL, Phoenix, AZ and Ann Arbor, MI. Mary has led master planning and urban design projects ranging from new urbanism neighborhoods and downtown revitalization to college, university, and healthcare campuses and corporate headquarters in 15 states and in the District of Columbia. She has also led site design and implementation for public and private sector projects, including the Detroit East RiverWalk. Mary’s award-winning work results in the design of places that express the mission, culture, and unique story of each client group, and helps shape the environment in a sustainable and positive way. A signatory to the original Charter for the New Urbanism at CNU IV, Mary was part of the original master plan charrette team and prepared the landscape guidelines for the new urbanism neighborhood of Middleton Hills. Mary lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and serves on the Ann Arbor Design Review Board.
Ken Kay, FASLA, Founder & President, Ken Kay Associates
Ken Kay, FASLA, is a landscape architect and urban designer, with more than 30 years of experience running his own office in San Francisco. Throughout his career, Ken has focused on creating significant visionary concepts and detail drawings for a large range and scale of complex planning and design projects, both locally and abroad. Before founding Ken Kay Associates in San Francisco in 1983, He worked as a partner with two eminent landscape architects and planners: Charles Currier, from 1969 to 1975 in the firm of CR3 Inc. in Avon, Connecticut; and with Garrett Eckbo at EckboKay Associates in San Francisco, from 1975 to 1983.
Milwaukee’s former Mayor, John O. Norquist, commissioned Ken Kay to serve as his Urban Design Advisor in regards to improving the urban fabric, connections and reuse of the Downtown Milwaukee River in 1994. The final Master Plan and Design Guidelines were established from a series of charrettes involving many local design and development firms and individuals interested in seeing the opportunity to transform the neglected riverfront, where buildings backed onto the Milwaukee River and there was no continuous public access. Today, the Master Plan for the Segment 1 and 2 of the Riverwalk is completed, the river’s water quality has improved and public access flows through the various districts of Downtown to connect with Lake Michigan and all its natural amenities. The current Milwaukee River serves the City as their “Main Street” of public activities and art. The majority of the historic buildings that line the river have been transformed in character and use: with new, large brick lofts above and restaurants, theatres and art galleries on the ground level. What started off as a $12 million effort of public access improvements in 1994-1996 is now valued at $300 million according to reports in the Milwaukee Sentinel Newspaper. The Downtown Milwaukee Urban Design Plan has won national awards from The Waterfront Center in 1998 and The Congress for New Urbanism in 1999, as well as the best award ever in the local “Gertie the Duck” award by the Riverwalk Committee.
Ken has served for three decades as an urban design advisor to many Cities, Foundations, Local Government Commissions, Developers and Corporate clients on major projects in the USA and China. Ken is one of the original chapter members of the Congress for the New Urbanism formed in 1993; he also co-chaired CNU’s first Environmental Task Force from 1994 to 1998. In 2006, the American Society of Landscape Architects honored Ken with a Fellowship. In November 2009, Ken presented to the International “US/CHINA Green Tech Summit” in Beijing, China the success of the NASA Research Park, The University Associates’ Leading-edge sustainable community model, located at Moffett Field, California. Others include the Mayor’s Institute on City Design; the Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conferences; the Annual Building Livable, Sustainable Communities Conferences in Yosemite National Park; The City Managers Conference and the Congress for New Urbanism. Ken’s work has been recognized with a number of national awards and major publications.
Doug S. Kelbaugh, FAIA, Professor, University of Michigan
Douglas S. Kelbaugh, FAIA, professor, and former Dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, received a B.A. Magna Cum Laude and M.Arch from Princeton University. From 1977 to 1985 he was principal in Kelbaugh+Lee, which won 15 design awards and competitions. He then served as Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he was principal in Kelbaugh, Calthorpe and Associates. He was editor of The Pedestrian Pocket Book in 1989 (which helped jumpstart TOD), The Michigan Debates on Urbanism in 2005, and Writing Urbanism in 2008, and is the author of Common Place: Toward Neighborhood and Regional Design, and Repairing the American Metropolis: Beyond Common Place. He recently served as Director of Design and Planning for a Dubai development company on an international portfolio of mixed use, walkable and TOD projects.
Eileen Kelley, Planning Director, City of Middleton
Eileen M. Kelley, AICP, has twenty-nine years of experience in local planning and zoning administration, including twenty three years at the City of Middleton. Ms. Kelley has a B.S. in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University and a M.S in Business Administration, also from Iowa State. She has been the primary staff person responsible for facilitation of the Middleton Hills project on behalf of the City, the $200 million mixed use Greenway Center and Greenway Station development, and the downtown redevelopment efforts.
Jason King, AICP, CNU-A, Project Director, Dover, Kohl & Partners
Jason has extensive experience with smart growth, comprehensive planning and form-based codes. His previous experience as a municipal planner assists in the creation of successful, effective plans and codes. Jason leads projects across the country through to implementation, and has participated in over 30 design and comprehensive plan charrettes worldwide. He is a specialist in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Transfer of Development Rights programs, and the Smartcode. His writings and graphics have been published in numerous planning texts.
Paul Knight, Intern Architect and Urban Designer, Historical Concepts
Paul Knight is an intern architect and urban designer at Historical Concepts. Mr. Knight is a recent graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with dual Masters degrees in Architecture and City & Regional Planning. His thesis, Beyond Metrics: Designing the Master Street Plan, was completed under Ellen Dunham-Jones. Mr. Knight’s primary research interests lie within the fields of mathematics, law, and urban design. To promote both sustainable laws and sustainable urbanism, Mr. Knight strongly advocates for the revival of the master street plan found within the Standard City Planning Enabling Act of 1928.
Fred Koetter, FAIA, Senior Associate, Koetter Kim & Associates
Over the past twenty-eight years, Fred Koetter has been recognized internationally as a design leader in the fields of architecture and urban design. Through private practice and his public and academic involvement, he is active in advancing the level of design for academic, corporate, and civic facilities as well as larger urban planning projects.
Notable architectural works include a new federal courthouse in Rockford, IL that will begin construction soon, strategic planning and building design for a large biotechnology campus in Seattle, numerous buildings and urban design consultation for University Park at MIT, Riverside Residential Community at Canary Wharf in London, and major academic facilities at Dartmouth College, Cornell University, Brown University, Yale University, and the University of Southern Maine.
In the broader urban setting, Fred has developed plans for large-scale city center revitalization areas and new urban districts for locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. Major planning assignments at Boston City Hall Plaza, Canary Wharf in London and Toronto’s waterfront, city center regeneration and development plans for Sheffield, Leeds, and several Yorkshire sites, the Miller Park District in Chattanooga, Tennessee, comprehensive redevelopment plans for Central Beirut, and district development plans in the new city of TEDA, P.R. of China together show design diversity and innovation.
Recent large-scale urban works include master planning and building design for the Sewoon District Redevelopment in the historical center of Seoul and a major expansion plan for the city of Chunchon, Gangwondo, Korea. Both of these commissions were won through international invited competitions.
In the area of academic involvement, Fred Koetter has taught at Cornell, Harvard, and Yale. From 1993 to 1998, he served as Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, where he is currently an Adjunct Professor of Architecture.
Fred has authored numerous articles and books related to architecture and urban design including Collage City,co-written with Colin Rowe. A leader in design through practice and teaching, he is also a frequent design juror, conference speaker, and has for several years served as a peer reviewer for the U.S. General Services Administration Design Excellence Program.
Jennifer Krouse, LEED AP, Independent Management Consultant
Jennifer, a strategist and management consultant, is a graduate of Williams College and the Stockholm School of Economics. A onetime art major, filmmaker, and manager of fundraising teams, Jen now connects the worlds of business and design. Since 2008, Jen has served as an independent consultant, applying classical business training and communications expertise to problems of strategic importance for firms that shape the built environment. Her primary client is one of Scandinavia’s largest homebuilders and a world leader in green construction. Jen has been active in the CNU since 2008 and jointly organized this year’s Open Source Congress with Jennifer Hurley.
Joseph Krupp, Chairman, Krupp General Contractors
Joe is the founder and Chairman of Krupp General Contractors, a Madison, Wisconsin based construction and real estate development firm started in 1976. Combining his construction and development expertise, he has focused his development activities over the past 20 years on urban infill redevelopment sites in the central city and near downtown neighborhoods. His developments have been mixed use projects that have included residential condominiums and apartments, retail, civic and office uses, serving as a catalyst in the redevelopment of the Bassett, Schenks-Atwood, and the Midvale/Westmoreland neighborhoods. In 2004, Joe received the NAHB Pillars of the Industry award for Bedford Court, a pioneering residential condominium project in the central city that spurred significant additional residential projects in the downtown area. The Association of Builders and Contractors have recognized numerous other projects as Projects of Distinction. Joe is a past president of the Madison Area Builders Association and has served on numerous corporate and civic boards. He is currently involved in the completion of Sequoya Commons, a large redevelopment mixed use project that is one of the featured host city projects for the 2011 Congress for New Urbanism.
Mike Krusee, Principal, Partnership for Livable Communities
Mike Krusee, a member of the Texas House of Representatives from Austin, Texas, was first elected in 1992. His authorship of HB 3588 put Texas and Chairman Krusee at the forefront of a national movement by states to employ innovative project delivery and financial tools to resolve mobility concerns. This landmark legislation has been described as the most comprehensive and visionary state transportation legislation in modern history. Mr. Krusee was awarded the chairmanship of the House Transportation Committee in 2003. Chairman Krusee also served as the Transportation Chair of the National Conference of State Legislators. In 2007, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters appointed Mr. Krusee to the Congressionally mandated National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission. Mr. Krusee is a member of the Executive Council of the Austin region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), which is charged with prioritizing regional transportation needs, and on which he served for sixteen years. Chairman Krusee lead the creation of Austin's commuter rail system, and is now part of a coalition of non-partisan community leaders dedicated to bringing a comprehensive transit system to the central Texas area. Nationally, Mr. Krusee was named to the board of The Congress for the New Urbanism, the leading organization promoting walkable, neighborhood-based development as an alternative to sprawl. At the Texas Department of Transportation, he created the Urban Thoroughfares Committee to reform road design, making it more responsive to sustainable local land use patterns. In 2008, Mr. Krusee was named a Senior Fellow at the Reason Foundation. He has been sought out by state legislatures, DOT's, and national trade association conferences to speak or testify about innovative methods of transportation finance.
Matthew Lambert, Partner, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Matthew, a planner and architectural designer, is a partner, senior project manager, and director of technology with Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. With more than ten years of practice, he has broad experience in planning and urban design as well as architectural design at all scales from regional planning and coding to infill and affordable housing. Matt is a graduate of the University of Miami with a dual major in Architecture and Computer Science.
Michael Lander, President and Founder, Lander Group
Michael Lander, 57, is founder and president of the Lander Group, a Minneapolis-based real estate development firm specializing in urban infill projects. He has been active in the planning, design, and development of commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate projects in California, North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. Since relocating to Minneapolis in 1990, the Lander Group, alone and in partnerships with other firms, has developed and sold many successful infill residential projects and completed substantial renovations of mixed-use commercial buildings. Lander is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Congress of the New Urbanism, T4America/LOCUS, and the Minnesota chapter of the AIA. He serves on the public policy committee of the Builders' Association of the Twin Cities and the Board of Directors of Transit for Livable Communities. He is a licensed real estate broker and general contractor in Minnesota, and holds the CCIM designation from the National Association of Realtors. He is a past president of the Minnesota/South Dakota CCIM chapter. Lander is a native of Grand Forks, North Dakota. He has gained over 35 years experience in the real estate development field since studying liberal arts at Arizona State University and the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He has two daughters.
Nathan Larson, Education Director, Community GroundWorks
Nathan Larson, Education Director, has worked as a garden and nature educator for the past ten years. He currently develops, coordinates and evaluates urban farm and garden programs for pre-K-12 students. He also writes curriculum and provides professional development for school teachers and community educators. Nathan is a Senior Outreach Specialist in the Department of Landscape Architecture at UW-Madison and member of the Wisconsin Farm to School Coalition. Nathan lives with his wife and daughter at Troy Gardens. He believes that the best way to begin protecting our natural world is to find daily joy in outdoor work and play - steady conservation is rooted in love.
Jean-Francois LeJeune, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, University of Miami
Jean Francois Lejeune, Associate AIA, is a Belgian born Professor and Director of the Graduate Program at the School of Architecture of the University of Miami. His publications include THE MAKING OF MIAMI BEACH 1933-1942, THE ARCHITECTURE OF LAWRENCE MURRAY DIXON, SITTE, HEGEMANN, AND THE METROPOLIS, and CRUELTY AND UTOPIA: CITIES AND LANDSCAPES IN LATIN AMERICA. Lejeune is founder and secretary of DioCOMOMO-US/Florida and is an Affiliated Fellow at the American Academy of Rome.
Sarah A. Lewis, R.A., CNU-A, LEED AP, Principal, Ferrell Madden Lewis
Ms. Lewis joined Geoff Ferrell and Mary Madden from Ayers Saint Gross Architects & Planners in 2007 to form Ferrell Madden Lewis. Her expertise includes the design of urban projects with open public involvement, design guidelines and form-based coding, and facilitation of the physical implementation of those projects. She has worked with jurisdictions across the country developing urban design master plans for mixed-use developments. These new developments, plus infill and redevelopment plans for existing communities, have ranged in scale from walkable historic neighborhoods to entire downtown areas encompassing hundreds of acres.
Three notable projects under her design and management guidance have won Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Awards: the College Town Study for Lexington Kentucky (2006), the infill/redevelopment plan with architectural and urban design guidelines for the historic Beall’s Hill neighborhood in Macon Georgia (2005), and the Concept Plan for Rebuilding Long Beach Mississippi (2007).
Sarah Lewis received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee and is a registered architect in Florida, Virginia, and Mississippi. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland in College Park, is certified by the National Charrette Institute, and teaches the advanced NCI Charrette Management and Facilitation course. She is a National Board Member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, carries accreditation from the organization, and is President of the Washington DC Chapter.
Ed Linville, Architect, Linville Architects, LLC
Ed Linville comes by TND naturally having spent his early years in a small Midwest neighborhood with a bus stop, grocery and alleyway all within a block of his home. After working for Marshall Erdman and apprenticed with FLW associate Herb Fritz Jr., Linville established his practice in 1981 with the founding principles of Organic Architecture and Enviromentally responsive design and interiors. His achievements include Sr. Lecturer at UW Madison, speaker at NeoCon Chicago, and recipient of five Madison Trust for Historic Preservation awards.
Linville and his firm were the design Architect for 11 of the first 30 homes in Middleton Hills. Based on that background Linville and his firm designed the grocery and associated liner retail/service buildings of the commercial component of Middleton Hills.
Tom E. Low, AIA, CNU-A, LEED, AICP, Partner, Director of Town Planning, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Tom Low is a registered architect and certified planner. He is the Director of DPZ Charlotte and a partner in the firm of Miami-based Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, Architects and Town Planners. Low is directing numerous projects winning awards from organizations including the American Institute of Architects, the Sierra Club, the National Association of Homebuilders, and the Environmental Protection Agency for Smart Growth Achievement. He leads the research initiative on Light Imprint, combining environmentally-sensitive storm-water management techniques with New Urban community design principles. It includes the Light Imprint Handbook, and web site, www.lightimprint.org . Low makes presentations, conducts workshops, and participates in webinars for the Congress for the New Urbanism, the American Institute of Architects, the American Planning Association, The Environmental Protection Agency, the Sierra Club, New Partners for Smart Growth, the National Town Builders Association, the United States Green Building Council, the Form-based Code Institute, and other planning and civic organizations.
Tom Low is the Director of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company’s Charlotte, North Carolina office, which he opened in 1995. Tom received his Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, and gained ten years of experience in architectural practice in Charlotte after completing his degree. In 1989, disenchanted with the making of architectural form detached from the principles of urbanism, he enrolled in the University of Miami for a Master’s Degree in Architecture with a specialization in New Urbanism. As a student, he completed research grants on early twentieth-century town centers, and the “Traditional Neighborhood Development Ordinance,” a trademark of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. and a crucial element in the firm’s principles. Since that time, Tom has managed and completed over one hundred projects over almost two decades with DPZ winning awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Sierra Club, and the Environmental Protection Agency for Smart Growth Achievement.
Tom is actively involved with projects, research, and education throughout the Carolinas. Tom lectures on town planning, early twentieth-century planning history, sustainability and urbanism, and school design. He has taught at the University of Miami School of Architecture, and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina Charlotte School of Architecture, the College of Charleston, Clemson University, North Carolina State University, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Through grants he received from the John Nolen Foundation he has completed a symposium on John Nolen’s work in the southeast and a book on John Nolen’s planning techniques. He is currently in his fourth year as Chair for the Charlotte Region Civic by Design Forum, and has led forums on school design starting the Katrina Inspired Learning Cottage Initiative. In 2007, he also started the Light Imprint Initiative, developing a framework for environmentally-sensitive engineering techniques in line with New Urban community design principles.
Mike Lydon, Principal, The Street Plans Collaborative
Mike Lydon is the founding Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative. Before launching TSPC in 2009, Lydon worked for Smart Growth Vermont, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, and Ann Arbor’s GetDowntown Program. From 2006 - 2009 Lydon worked for Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company, an international leader in the practice of smart growth planning, design, and research techniques.
As a planner, writer, and activist, Mike’s work has appeared in or been featured by CNN Headline News, Planetizen, LemonDrop, Next American City, New Urban News, Planning Magazine, the Miami Herald, and The Village Voice, among other publications. Mike has also collaborated with Andres Duany and Jeff Speck in writing the recently published Smart Growth Manual. Mike remains a regular contributor to Planetizen and is a founding co-editor of A Living Urbanism, a creative journal chronicling the ever-changing built environment.
A founding member of the New England Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and a steering committee member of the Next Generation of New Urbanists, Lydon remains active in both local and national planning, design, and smart growth advocacy issues and speaks regularly on the topics of smart growth, new urbanism, and active transportation.
Mike served as a member of the City of Miami's Bicycle Action Committee, where helped spearhead the creation of the city's first Bicycle Action Plan, and the formulation of a monthly ciclovia, entitled Bike Miami Days. He currently serves on an Executive Committee for Transportation Alternatives--one of the country's leading active transportation advocacy organizations--and is a board member for the CNU New York Chapter.
Mike proudly grew up in Maine and received a B.A. in American Cultural Studies from Bates College. Mike also received a Master in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. He encourages you to trade four wheels for two.
Michael Lykoudis, Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of the School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame
The Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of the School of Architecture, Dean Lykoudis has served as professor of architecture at Notre Dame since 1991. A national and international leader in linking architectural tradition and classicism to urbanism and environmental issues, he has devoted his career to the building, study and promotion of traditional architecture and urbanism.
His activities feature the organization of several major conferences that have been collaborations between Notre Dame and other organizations including the Classical Architecture League and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America, A Vision of Europe and the Congress for New Urbanism. The conference and exhibition entitled “The Art of Building Cities,” took place in 1995 at the Art Institute of Chicago and was the first event in this country to specifically link the practice of contemporary classicism with the new traditional urbanism. An exhibition and conference titled “The Other Modern,” took place in Bologna, Italy in 2000, and a conference titled "Three Generations of Classical Architects: The Renewal of Modern Architecture" was held in October 2005 at Notre Dame. Dean Lykoudis is the co-editor of two publications, "Building Cities," published in 1999 by Artmedia Press, and "The Other Modern" exhibition catalogue published in 2000 by Dogma Press. A third book, "Modernity, Modernism and the Other Modern," is forthcoming from W.W. Norton & Co.
At Notre Dame, Dean Lykoudis has served the School in a number of capacities first as the Director of Undergraduate Studies then as Associate Chair and Chair prior to becoming Dean. As Director of Undergraduate studies for over 10 years he was the principal organizer of the new classical and urban curriculum, and Dean Lykoudis established several new initiatives within the School of Architecture. In association with the South Bend Downtown Partnership, he contributed to the formation of the South Bend Downtown Design Center, a program that gives Notre Dame students hands-on experience with urban and architectural design projects in realistic settings while also contributing to the community. This Center has been renamed the Center for Building Communities and will coordinate the regional, urban and architectural design studios of the School. Its programs will include the exploration of regionally adapted classical and vernacular students’ designs for modular buildings to be built in host cities.
Most recently he initiated the renewal of the School’s graduate program with the objective of doubling its enrollment, increasing its offerings and developing its focus on classical architecture and urbanism. For the 2000-2001 academic year Dean Lykoudis received Notre Dame's Kaneb Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching. He has lectured at universities around the country and abroad as well as to professional and civic organizations. A graduate of Cornell University, Dean Lykoudis earned his Master's degree from the University of Illinois' joint business administration and architecture program. Prior to joining the Notre Dame faculty, he worked as a project designer and architect for firms in Florida, Greece, Connecticut and New York. He has directed his own practice since 1983 in Athens, and Stamford, Connecticut and now in South Bend, Indiana.
Charles Marohn, Jr., P.E., AICP, Executive Director, Strong Towns
Charles Marohn of Strong Towns is a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey Institute. Marohn is the principle author of the Strong Towns Blog and key contributor to the Strong Towns Podcast. He is a member of CNU’s NextGen and, with their collaboration, produced the popular “Conversation with an Engineer” video. He can be found online at www.strongtowns.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marohn and on Twitter at @clmarohn. Marohn lives in a small town in Central Minnesota with his wife, two daughters and two Samoyeds.
Josh Martin, Land Use & Communities Program Director , South Carolina Coastal Conservation League
Josh Martin, AICP, CNU-A is the Program Director of Land Use and Communities for the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League in Charleston, South Carolina. Prior to joining the Coastal Conservation League, Martin was the City of Charleston’s first Director of Planning, Preservation, and Economic Innovation under the leadership of Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Martin began his professional planning career in 2001 with the Town of Bluffton, South Carolina in the capacities of Senior Planner, Community Development Director, and Town Manager. Most recently, Martin has been very involved in the suburban retrofit initiative as it relates to alternatives to highway construction, water quality of fragile Lowcountry ecosystems, creative revenue sources for counties and municipalities, and the concept of proactive retrofit (which was feature in the book, Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs by Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson). Martin has been consistently active in the Congress for the New Urbanism, American Planning Association, Next American City, ULI, and the Seaside Institute.
John Massengale, Principal, Massengale & Co LLC
John Massengale has won awards for architecture, urbanism, historic preservation and architectural history. An architect and urbanist in New York City, he is the Chair of CNU New York and co-author with Robert A.M. Stern and Gregory Gilmartin of New York 1900, the first architecture book nominated for a National Book Award.
Christopher McCahill, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Connecticut, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chris McCahill is a researcher in the Transportation & Urban Engineering program at the University of Connecticut. He is the recipient of a New England University Transportation Center fellowship and a Graduate Predoctoral Fellowship. His current research focuses on urban transportation systems, the relationships between transportation and land use, and the environmental impacts of transportation systems.
Marcy McInelly, AIA, President, Urbsworks, Inc
Marcy McInelly has practiced architecture and urban design for more than 27 years in New York City and Portland, Oregon. In 1995, she founded Urbsworks, and redirected her expertise to the often-neglected space between buildings. Over time she has sharpened her focus on a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to sustainable urban design and placemaking, with a particular emphasis on smart, safe transportation and innovative codes for the benefit of communities. In 2004, Marcy was appointed to co-chair the CNU Transportation Task Force, which she renamed the Project for Transportation Reform. This is the group that initiated the joint ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers) and CNU street design manual for context sensitive design, the Neighborhoods and Transportation Networks initiatives, and the Emergency Responders and Street Design project. Through this work and projects at Urbsworks, she is committed to realizing the CNU Charter Principles in their highest form. Award-winning projects include the Lloyd Crossing Sustainable Urban Design Plan, the Roseway Vision Plan, the New Columbia HOPE VI community and school (all in Portland, Oregon), El Mirage Comprehensive Plan, Arizona, and NorthWest Crossing in Bend, Oregon. Marcy served as an appointed member of the Portland Planning Commission from 1997 until May of 2002 and she is a founding member of the Portland metropolitan region Coalition for a Livable Future, a network of 100+ non-profit and community based organizations working together for regional growth management. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts. She currently serves on the Board of National Charrette Institute, and has recently been elected to the Board of CNU.
Michael Mehaffy, Managing Director, Sustasis Foundation
Michael Mehaffy is a strategic consultant, researcher, author and lecturer in sustainable urban development. Michael is on the editorial boards of three international urban journals and on boards or advisory boards of a number of other built environment NGOs, urban research projects and government panels. He is an adjunct professor and/or guest lecturer at a number of institutions in Europe and North America. He directed creation of two influential new pilot curricula in sustainable urbanism in Europe. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed papers, professional articles and book chapters. Among the award-winning projects for which Michael has played key roles are Orenco Station, described in the New York Times as “perhaps the most interesting experiment in New Urbanist planning anywhere in the country;” Pringle Creek, a pilot community in Salem, Oregon with the highest-scoring LEED home in the US; and work on the US Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.
Vince Micha, The Kubala Washatko Architects
Vince Micha was the TKWA Project Manager for the LEED Gold addition to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed First Unitarian Society Meeting House in Madison, Wisconsin. Vince has over 25 years designing for religious, commercial, and institutional projects throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest.
Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D., John H. Bryan Chair in Historic Preservation, Trustee, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Vince has been a professional preservationist, tour guide and lecturer since 1983. He is a Trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, where he is Chair of the Historic Sites Fund. He serves on the Board of Landmarks Illinois and the Senior Advisory Board for the Global Heritage Fund. Vince has lectured on historic preservation, architecture, geography, art, and history throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He is Chair Emeritus of the National Council for Preservation Education, and former President of the Site Council for the Gaylord Building, a National Trust property. He served on the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council and the Oak Park Historic Preservation Commission, as well as numerous local preservation organizations and advisory bodies. His publications include two videos on Chicago architecture and articles in Design Issues, Future Anterior, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Traditional Building, National Trust Forum Journal and The Encyclopedia of Chicago. He writes a blog, Time Tells (http://vincemichael.wordpress.com/), and can be heard on Public Radio's weekly program Preservation Nation. Vince received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Chicago and secured a Trustee's Award from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts to complete his doctorate in architectural history at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Christina Miller, LEED AP, Designer, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Christina Miller is a town planner at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ) in Miami. A LEED Accredited Professional, Ms. Miller has managed projects to be compliant with both Florida Green Home and LEED-H standards and had significant involvement with the development of the LEED-ND Pilot program. Christina has taken a lead in DPZ's green research initiatives, in particular Agricultural Urbanism, and currently is working on the incorporation of these sustainable design elements into form-based codes; she is also a member of Miami Dade County's Climate Change Action Task Force Built Environment Adaptation Committee. For Miami 21 (the re-scripting of the City of Miami's Code) team, she focused on transforming the existing thoroughfares of the city into more walkable, bikeable and transit-ready corridors. Before returning to graduate school, Ms. Miller spent several years employed in different aspects of urbanism, including on the construction of Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti and for the New London Development Corporation, now well known for Kelo v. New London. Following, she worked for Shulman and Associates, a multi-disciplinary firm specializing in sustainable design and historic preservation, where she became familiar with the climate adaptation techniques of early-mid century modernism. While originally trained in economics, she now holds masters degrees in architecture and urbanism from the University of Miami, where, among other distinctions, she was chosen a Knight Scholar; she has subsequently has taught several drawing and design studios. She was recently published in Miami Modern Metropolis, a collection of academic writings focusing on various stages of the Miami’s development, edited by Allan Shulman.
Paul Minett, Founding Supporter, Ridesharing Institute
Born in the UK, Paul Minett grew up in Fort Nelson, a small town in northern British Columbia, Canada. After two years working as a volunteer in Botswana, in southern Africa, Paul and his wife Ingrid moved to Auckland, New Zealand in 1987.
Paul’s first qualification was as an accountant. He received his Certified General Accountant designation in 1979, and once in New Zealand attained Associate Chartered Accountant status in 1989. In 1993 he completed an executive MBA at the University of Auckland.
Paul initially worked as an accountant in public practice, and then in local government, and then in industry. He later moved into business strategy consulting with KPMG, at the time one of the ‘big six’ accounting firms, and then in his own consultancy, Strategic Lift. He continues to provide business strategy consulting services.
Paul’s interest in transportation began during a high-school visit to the city of Vancouver. It grew during a strategy consulting assignment with the transportation department of a major city in New Zealand. Seeking a way to reduce peak-hour traffic, Paul and business partner John Pearce co-invented express carpooling, a meeting-place-based carpool formation system, and in 2002 they formed Trip Convergence to commercialise the system. They applied for patents in several countries, (granted so far in New Zealand, Australia, and the USA).
While ridesharing appears to be a powerful way to reduce the impact of urban sprawl, the introduction of a new approach to carpool formation has not yet been met with the level of enthusiasm that John and Paul had expected. They have marketed the concept widely to politicians and transportation planners and managers across several countries, and in many states in the USA.
Seeking to raise awareness of the potential for ridesharing to make a big difference to urban travel, and to encourage the carrying out of applied research to "crack the code" for the needed behavior change, Paul has been a leader in the creation of the Ridesharing Institute. The Ridesharing Institute is calling for doubling ridesharing within ten years, which in the USA would increase the number of people riding to work as passengers in cars, vans, or buses from 11.3 million daily to 22.6 million.
Paul has been a presenter at many transportation themed conferences, and participated in the CNU transportation summit in Portland. He has written and co-written papers about express carpooling, and the energy impacts of casual carpooling (informal express carpooling). He is a member of the Emerging and Innovative Public Transportation and Technology Committee of the Transportation Research Board, and the inaugural chair of its Emerging Ridesharing Solutions Sub-Committee.Paul and Ingrid have two adult children, Pamela and Vinny, and are expecting their first grandchild in March.
Joseph Minicozzi, AICP, New Projects Director, Public Interest Projects, Inc.
Joseph Minicozzi, AICP is the Executive Director for the Asheville Downtown Association. He also partners with Public Interest Projects, Inc. (PIP); a private for-profit real estate development company focused on historic preservation, urban infill, and investing in business start-up in downtown Asheville, NC. Joe is a founding member of the Asheville Design Center, a non-profit community design center dedicated to creating livable communities across all of Western North Carolina. His work has been featured in various journals such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Planning Magazine, The New Urban News, and the Center for Clean Air Policy. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from University of Miami and Masters in Architecture and Urban Design from Harvard University.
David Mollenhoff, Local Historian
David Mollenhoff is an urban and architectural historian and the author of Madison: A History of the Formative Years (1982 and 2003), and co-author of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace: The Enduring Power of a Civic Vision (1999), both published by the University of Wisconsin Press. He has been an active civic leader for more than four decades.
Paul Moore, P.E., Principal, AECOM Design + Planning
Paul is an engineer and planner with AECOM in Atlanta, GA. Paul is involved in the oversight and management of major urban design, land use and transportation planning and engineering projects across North America. Paul’s work recognizes the interrelationship between land use and multi-modal transportation and also recognizes the value of improving the quality of trip. Paul has over 20 years of experience in developing major transportation and transit projects, planning and redevelopment studies, and livable transportation solutions for clients including Babylon, NY, the Quebec Health Ministry and the Triangle Transit Authority (Raleigh, NC), among others. He has also completed Transportation Plans for the City of Atlanta, Omaha, NE and Charleston, SC and has worked on significant private developments including Atlantic Station and the Beltline corridor in Atlanta, State Center in Baltimore and Tampa Heights in Tampa, FL.
Alfonso Morales, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Urban and Regional Planning Department
Professor Morales's research and teaching program focuses on community economic development in general and how public markets enhance communities in various ways. Since the early 1990s he has focused his research on the history of markets and vendors, the organization of markets and market businesses, the implications of vending for entrepreneurship, the importance of vending for women and ethnic groups, and the articulation of markets with food systems and the general political economy of the city. Professor Morales has worked and lectured on these topics in Germany, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Canada, and around the U.S. His most recent work focuses on the food system, in particular alternative logistical systems for moving food from farm to market.
Lawrence J. Morrissey, Mayor, City of Rockford
Larry Morrissey was elected Mayor of Rockford, Illinois, on April 5, 2005, at the age of 35. Morrissey’s course to the Mayor’s office followed an unconventional path. He ran and was elected as an independent candidate. Morrissey held no political office prior to the Mayor’s office, but he had been active in numerous grass-roots organizations and neighborhood groups.
Born and raised in Rockford, he graduated in the top 10 of his class at Boylan Catholic High School in 1987, and went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame, Magna Cum Laude, in 1991. He received his law degree Cum Laude from the University of Illinois in 1995.
Morrissey began his legal career in Chicago where he practiced civil litigation. He returned to Rockford during the summer of 1997 to practice in the family firm, Morrissey Law Offices. Shortly after returning to Rockford, Mayor Morrissey became involved in numerous community activities. He was president of the Downtown River District organization and a member of the Southwest Rockford neighborhood group, SWIFTT. Mayor Morrissey was also a charter member of a grass-roots transportation advocacy group, the Greater Rockford Transportation Coalition, where he has advocated for smart-growth transportation solutions including bringing passenger rail service back to Rockford. He is also a past board member of the Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce, the Rockford Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the River District Association, the Goodwill Industries/Abilities Center, the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, and the past Public Director of the American Institute of Architects' Illinois Chapter. Mayor Morrissey was also appointed as a founding member of the Winnebago County Crime and Public Safety Commission.
Prior to becoming Mayor, Morrissey’s professional career involved practicing law in the area of civil litigation and leading his family’s urban real estate development efforts. He is professionally licensed to practice law in both State and Federal courts in the State of Illinois and is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association), the Illinois Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Winnebago County Bar Association.
The Mayor currently serves as a Board Member and a Presidents' Circle Member for the Rockford Area Economic Development Council, a Board Member of Community Collaboration, Inc. (CCI), and is a CEO Member of the Workforce Investment Board and the Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning. He is a Municipal Member of the Metropolitan Mayors' Caucus, the Northern Illinois Mayor's Association, the Midwest High Speed Rail Association, the Congress of New Urbanism (CNU), and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He is the Directing Member of both the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council and the Mayor's Minority Advisory Council, a Policy Committee Member of the Rockford Metropolitan Agency on Planning (R-MAP).
Mayor Morrissey was unsuccessful in his first bid for Mayor in 2001, but that campaign was a foundation for his successful campaign in 2005 where he captured eleven of fourteen wards and won by a decisive 14-point margin. Mayor Morrissey also won the election for his second term as Mayor on April 7, 2009 with 63% of the vote.
Mayor Morrissey’s agenda for the City of Rockford includes a strong emphasis on job creation through improving Rockford’s education system, improving public safety, and making core investments in Rockford’s infrastructure; what he refers to as the four R’s: roads, rail, fiber optic ring and riverfront development. Mayor Morrissey has an aggressive and inclusive leadership style, working through neighborhood groups and inviting public participation to improve the City of Rockford. Mayor Morrissey lives in Rockford with his wife Stacy, stepdaughter Seanna, daughter, Sophia Marie, and baby son, Dillon Charles.
Elizabeth Moule, Principal, Moule & Polyzoides Architects & Urbanists
Elizabeth Moule¹s career includes the design and planning of projects for educational, institutional and civic clients, historic rehabilitation, mixed-use, commercial projects, housing and urban design. She is a co-founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism and an Emeritus Board Member. With her partner, Stefanos Polyzoides, she founded Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists in 1982. A long-time advocate for sustainable design, Ms. Moule designed the LEED Platinum-rated west coast headquarters of the Natural Resources Defense Council and is currently leading the design for a new 180-bed residence hall for Scripps College as well as a new high-speed rail station in Tampa. Ms. Moule, with her partner, is a Seaside Prize recipient.
Steve A. Mouzon, AIA, LEED, Principal , The New Urban Guild
Steve Mouzon is a principal of the New Urban Guild in Miami. The New Urban Guild is a group of architects, designers, and other New Urbanists dedicated to the study and the design of true traditional buildings and places native to and inspired by the regions in which they are built. Involving a number of designers brings authenticity to a place that simply cannot be achieved when all buildings are designed by a single hand, no matter how talented that hand may be. The Guild was instrumental in the creation of the Katrina Cottages concept, and continues to foster the movement, including sponsoring the website (www.katrinacottages.com). The Guild Foundation is the non-profit educational arm of the Guild; it sponsors a number of workshops, tours, and seminars that fill several of the gaps that previously existed between theory and practice. It also sponsors the Guild Tool Foundry, which is a growing collection of place-making tools that can be downloaded free of charge. www.newurbanguild.com explains all of this.
Steve also is a principal of Mouzon Design, which produces a number of town-building tools and services. His house plans have been featured repeatedly as Home of the Month in Southern Living, Coastal Living, and Cottage Living. Steve is Town Architect at several new hamlets, villages and neighborhoods around the country, using a unique method that communicates principles, not just particulars. Mouzon Design’s Premium Tools Collection is a subscription service to robust new place-making tools that heretofore were unaffordable when commissioned by a single development. A Living Tradition is a framework for a new type of pattern book that is principle-based instead of taste-based, and therefore contributes to the creation of new living traditions.
Steve has authored or contributed to a number of publications in recent years, including include Biltmore Estate Homes (Southern Living), Architectural Elements: Traditional Construction Details (McGraw-Hill), 1001 Traditional Construction Details (McGraw-Hill), Traditional Construction Patterns (McGraw-Hill), Gulf Coast Emergency House Plans & A Living Tradition [Architecture of the Central Gulf Coast]. Steve is also continuing to shoot new editions of his Catalog of the Most-Loved Places. The Catalog typically includes every structure built before about 1925 in various historic towns or districts. There are currently dozens of volumes in the Catalog with several more soon to be released. The Catalog began in the South, but has expanded in scope to include Bath, England, Pienza, Italy, Antigua Guatemala and St. George’s Bermuda. He lectures frequently across the country and abroad.
Susan Mudd, Environmental Attorney
Susan Mudd consults with the Gerald and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation in Chicago reviewing environmental grants. For over 15 years, she was Wisconsin Director of Citizens for a Better Environment. Susan has a J.D., an M.A. in Public Administration and Public Policy, and a certificate in Energy Policy. She currently serves on the boards of the Center for Neighborhood Technology and Earth Share of Illinois. Formerly a CNU board member she represented CNU on the LEED for Neighborhood Development core and partner committees and was a founding board member of the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance.
Juan Mullerat, Director, +Urbia LLC
Juan Mullerat is an architectural and urban designer with over twelve years of international experience in projects ranging from small infill to large greenfield sites encompassing mixed use, institutional campuses, resort and residential among others. This broad, extensive experience has led Mullerat to develop a nuanced and highly sensible approach to his practice as well as a thorough appreciation for the importance of context in design and the value of culture when engaging client relations and considering design strategy.
A native of Barcelona, a corner of Mediterranean Europe where architectural relics dovetail effortlessly with contemporary and novel designs, Mullerat has developed an acute reverence for cultural legacy as well as full appreciation for the needed renewal and adaptation required for the city to remain viable and significant. Further, in the collaborative design concern he recently co-founded +Urbia LLC. where these two considerations (preservation and renewal) are regarded as indispensable ingredients of each project and yield the core narrative from which meaning is derived. The firm is currently heavily invested on projects in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa where design identity is a constant process of discovery.
Mullerat now resides in Miami, Florida, a city seemingly in perpetual search for identity and thus a most fertile ground for the rethinking of the city as construct. Constantly preoccupied with design durability, sustainability and ultimately relevance; academic engagements are thus most rewarding, he is presently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami’s Master of Urban Design (MUD) and has lectured in different Chinese and European Institutions.
It is Mullerat’s belief that a society can be understood by the nature of its public spaces. "It is in our shared spaces where our cultural DNA is shaped, and our collective identity evolves; it is in those places where we become part of something larger than ourselves. By creating them and capturing the life within them, we induce and become witnesses of our evolution as people."
Brian Munson, Lead Project Designer, Vandewalle & Associates
Brian Munson leads the Neighborhood Design initiatives for Vandewalle & Associates. Focused on advancing the art of neighborhood design, town center facilitation, and project entitlement, this team specializes in creating livable and sustainable communities throughout the Midwest. Brian has led multi-disciplinary design teams on projects from analysis to entitlement for mixed-use infill/redevelopment projects and large-scale traditional neighborhoods. These projects feature a unique blend of land uses, residential options, open spaces, and pedestrian focused environments, all of which are combined to create neighborhoods that are grounded in sustainable smart growth principles with a Midwest ethic.
Keiran Murphy, Taliesin Historic Researcher, Taliesin Preservation Inc.
Keiran Murphy holds a Master’s degree in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has worked for Taliesin Preservation, Inc. (TPI) in Spring Green, Wisconsin, since 1994. TPI works to preserve Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and estate, Taliesin, which encompasses 600 acres and includes five Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings, including the residence, Taliesin (which the architect began for himself in 1911). Among her duties at TPI is that of historic researcher for the buildings on the Taliesin Estate.
Randy Neufeld, Director, SRAM Cycling Fund
Randy Neufeld is the director of the SRAM Cycling Fund for SRAM Corp, a maker of bicycle components. The fund supports innovative efforts to promote cycling in Europe and the U.S.
Randy worked for over twenty years for the Active Transportation Alliance, formally known as the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation. He began as executive director in 1987, and then served as Chief Strategy Officer from 2004 through 2009. He continues to be active as a board member.
Randy has been a leader in pedestrian and bicycle transportation in Chicago and nationally. He has experience working in all aspects of bicycle and pedestrian promotion including planning, mapping, safety education, marketing, design, funding, policy, and public involvement. Randy serves on the Chicago Bicycle Advisory Council, the Chicago Pedestrian Advisory Council and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Transportation Committee. He is president of America Bikes the national coalition working to grow bicycling through federal transportation policy and funding. He was the founding chair and is a current board member of the Alliance for Biking and Walking, a North American coalition of pedestrian and bicycle advocacy groups formerly known as the Thunderhead Alliance. Randy is strategic management consultant for the National Complete Streets Coalition.
Tom Neujahr, Principal, Urban Land Interests
Thomas M. Neujahr co-founded Urban Land Interests in 1974. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kalamazoo College in 1963, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1965, and a Master of Science degree in real estate appraisal and investment analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1969. Prior to forming ULI, Tom worked with Richard Lawrence Nelson in Chicago in retail location analysis, and he directed project analysis at Inland Steel Development Corporation for nearly five years. ULI is organized so that the principals maintain a close personal involvement with each project. The staff includes people experienced in development, consulting, brokerage, management, leasing, and financing. Urban Land Interests has worked primarily in downtown or infill locations. To date, ULI has developed over 665 multifamily housing units, approximately 951,000 square feet of office and retail space (often in mixed-use buildings), and approximately 1,800 parking spaces (most in parking ramps). The developments are throughout Wisconsin.
Sonya Newenhouse, Ph.D., President, Madison Environmental Group, Inc. and Community Car, LLC
Dr. Sonya Newenhouse is founder and president of Madison Environmental Group, Inc., a sustainability consulting firm, and Community Car – Wisconsin’s first Carshare Organization with more than 1300 members and 19 cars. In 2003 Sonya founded EnAct -- a free sustainability program supported by generous sponsors. In 2009 Dr. Newenhouse authored a book, EnAct: Steps to Greener Living and in spring of 2011 she begins her teaching career at the University of Wisconsin Business School with an MBA course Sustainability on the Ground and Around the Globe. A serial eco-entrepreneur, Sonya is also developing a line of NewenHouses – super insulated, sustainable, small kit homes that are designed to LEED Platinum and Passive House certification standards. The prototype will be built in the town of Viroqua WI where she lives with her husband Cecil Wright. The blog about this home is on the website of www.madisonenvironmental.com and Natural Home Magazine.
Archie Nicolette, LA, Urban Design Planner, City of Madison Planning Division
Archie Nicolette is an Urban Design City Planner in the City of Madison’s Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development. He has worked for the City for 39 years and currently is in the Neighborhood Planning, Preservation and Design Section that emphasizes the disciplines of urban design, neighborhood planning, and Downtown special projects. Along with planning work in neighborhoods throughout the City, Mr. Nicolette has been involved in most of the major projects realized in the Downtown over the last four decades. His assistance in the designs of the Capital Concourse and State Street Mall, Martin Luther King Boulevard, and other Downtown Planning efforts and design projects has helped to shape the City of Madison’s great public spaces. Archie received at Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the Wisconsin University-Madison campus in 1971 and continued to complete graduate course work in Planning from 1973 until 1978. He is a registered Landscape Architect in the State of Wisconsin.
John O. Norquist, President and CEO, Congress for the New Urbanism
John Norquist's work promoting New Urbanism as an alternative to sprawl and antidote to sprawl's social and environmental problems draws on his experience as big-city mayor and prominent participant in national discussions on urban design and school reform. John was the Mayor of Milwaukee from 1988-2004. Under his leadership, Milwaukee experienced a decline in poverty, saw a boom in new downtown housing, and became a leading center of education and welfare reform. He has overseen a revision of the city's zoning code and reoriented development around walkable streets and public amenities such as the city's 3.1-mile Riverwalk. He has drawn widespread recognition for championing the removal of a .8 mile stretch of elevated freeway, clearing the way for an anticipated $250 million in infill development in the heart of Milwaukee. A leader in national discussions of urban design and educational issues, Norquist is the author of The Wealth of Cities, and has taught courses in urban policy and urban planning at the University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and at Marquette University. Norquist served in the Army Reserves from 1971 to 1977, earned his undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin. He represented Milwaukee's south and west sides in the Wisconsin Legislature. He chaired the National League of Cities Task Force on Federal Policy and Family Poverty and served on the Amtrak Reform Council. He is married to CNU Board Member Susan Mudd. They have two children, Benjamin and Katherine.
Dawn O'Kroley, AIA, Principal, Dorschner|Associates, Inc., City of Madison Urban Design Commission
Dawn is a principal at Dorschner|Associates, Inc., an architecture and planning firm located in Madison that provides creative design solutions in support of the goals of our clients. Dawn brings her sense of design to all project phases as project architect and project manager including projects for the State of Wisconsin and local municipalities. Dawn received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee with a Certificate in Historic Preservation. Her interest is in the preservation of buildings in an urban context concurrent with the continual transformation of the built form to bring a sense of time and history to place. She was appointed to the City of Madison’s Urban Design Commission in 2008.
Leslie Oberholtzer, Principal and Director of Planning, Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design
Leslie Oberholtzer is a Principal and the Director of Planning at Farr Associates, an architecture, planning, and preservation firm in Chicago. With extensive background as a landscape architect and smart growth planner, she concentrates professionally on promoting sustainable urbanism through such practices as well designed, walkable neighborhoods; availability of alternative transportation and housing choices; supporting local businesses; and preservation of community history and tradition. She authored the first form-based code adopted in the State of Illinois and continues to focus on coding as a key implementation tool for sustainable communities. A registered landscape architect in Texas and Illinois, Leslie has a Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning and is a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional. In addition to her work at Farr Associates, she is a member of the LEED-ND corresponding committee and served on the LEED-ND pilot focus group. She also serves on the EPA’s model code workshop team, the planning committee for the Friends of the Chicago River, and the Eco-Andersonville committee of the Andersonville Development Corporation. She contributed to the book Sustainable Urbanism and recently co-authored the Sustainable Urbanism modules for the SmartCode.
Mark A. Olinger, Former Director, Dept. of Planning & Community & Economic Development/Former Exec. Director, Community Development Authority of the City of Madison, Neighborhood Resident
Mark Olinger was the Director of the Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development of the City of Madison from 1999-2011. As Director, Mr. Olinger oversaw the activities of several divisions including Planning, Community Development, Housing Operations, Economic Development, and Building Inspection. Mr. Olinger also served as the Executive Director of the Community Development Authority, overseeing the public housing and Section 8 programs, and the its redevelopment authority. Mr. Olinger has significant urban planning and implementation experience in design, affordable housing, neighborhood and commercial district repositioning and revitalization. Projects of note include: * Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and Wright-Dunbar Village redevelopment (1990-1997) * State Street Strategic Plan and Implementation (1999) * Allied Drive Revitalization (2004-2011) * The Village on Park Master Plan and Implementation (2004-2011) * Truax Park Public Housing Master Plan and Implementation (2009-2011) * Central Park Design and Implementation (2007-2011) Formerly, Mr. Olinger served as a senior planner with the City of Dayton, Ohio where he was responsible for transforming the once largely abandoned neighborhood, now known as Wright-Dunbar Village, into a showcase of revitalization and rebirth – and a winner of a HUD Secretary Award in 2004. Mr. Olinger has a Bachelor’s degree, Magna cum Laude, from New York University and a Master’s degree in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Olinger has been a resident of Grandview Commons since August 2005.
Peter Park, Manager, Community Planning and Development, City of Denver
Peter J. Park was appointed Denver’s Manager of Community Planning and Development on January 14, 2004. The Community Planning and Development Department is comprised of more than 200 employees that provide Denver’s planning, zoning, construction permit and inspection services. He was formerly the City Planning Director in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he was instrumental in establishing a disciplined approach to comprehensive planning, raising awareness of design, creating the Milwaukee Development Center (consolidating planning, zoning and construction permit functions), streamlining development review procedures and completing a comprehensive update of the city’s zoning code.
Mr. Park also holds an appointment at the University of Colorado at Denver as an Associate Professor of Urban Design and Director of the Master of Urban Design Program. He was formerly an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning where he coordinated the Joint Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Planning Degree Program and taught urban design lectures and studios. The work explored in his design studios influenced significant development activities in Milwaukee including the removal of an elevated downtown freeway that makes way for more than 25 acres of new development.
Mr. Park has specialized in urban design and planning work requiring innovative design solutions that balance development needs with unique site and design quality concerns. He has worked with a variety of organizations dealing with regional planning, neighborhood planning, urban design, design guidelines and building renovation.
Mr. Park has lectured at various institutions including the University of Chicago, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Marquette University, University of Montreal, and the University of Tokyo. He has also spoken to numerous local and national organizations including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Planning Association (APA), American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), Council for Urban Economic Development (CUED) and Urban Land Institute (ULI).
Mr. Park co-authored The Wisconsin State Building Program Research Project: A Comparative Analysis and edited Growth Management and Environmental Quality.
Daniel Parolek, AIA, Founding Principal , Opticos Design, Inc.
Daniel Parolek is an architect and urbanist whose passion is creating and revitalizing sustainable, walkable urban places, and designing buildings that reinforce them. He is the founding principal of Opticos Design, which is one of 12 Bay Area founding B Corporations with a commitment to a triple bottom line of social, environment, and fiscal responsibility. Daniel grew up in the small rural community of Columbus, Nebraska, where he frequently rode his bike downtown to visit the movie theatre, hardware store, and bike store. He currently lives and works in Berkeley, California, where he is an active member of the Westbrae Neighborhood. He is an avid bike commuter, a supporter of small, local businesses, and an advocate of local, organic foods
Daniel is at the forefront of the practice of Form-Based Coding, a revolutionary alternative to zoning regulations which has proven to be highly effective in encouraging and incentivizing more sustainable development patterns. As coauthor of the first comprehensive book on this method, Form-Based Codes: A Guide for Planners, Urban Designers, Municipalities, and Developers (Wiley 2008), he produced what has been called “the definitive handbook on the subject”. Daniel is a founding board member of the Form-Based Codes Institute.
Daniel has continually proven to be a leading thinker in urban design and architecture, as demonstrated by his design lead on award-winning designs for projects which include the creation of a sustainable, regional growth alternative for California’s Central Valley, a green, and affordable courtyard housing project in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a gateway for Washington, D.C. The Hercules Bayfront Master Plan that he was principal in charge of achieved LEED-ND, stage 1 gold certification, won a Gold Nugget Award, was endorsed by ABAG, and selected by the State of California as a Sustainable Community Catalyst Project. He has also lead Opticos’s Seaside, Florida Town Square and Beachfront Master Plan. Currently he is also working with the City of Cincinnati, Ohio on FBC application and a Community Type/Transect approach to their Comprehensive Plan and replacing Flagstaff Arizona’s complex performance-based zoning code with a SmartCode.
In 2004 Daniel was awarded a Knight Fellowship through the University of Miami School of Architecture. He has taught graduate level courses at the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design and been a visiting critic at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Miami’s School of Architecture, and the Harvard College of Design.
Prior to founding Opticos, he worked with Robert A.M. Stern in New York City on the design and implementation of a Federal Courthouse in West Virginia, the renovation of Anaheim’s baseball stadium, and custom homes for the likes of Michael Eisner and Jon Bon Jovi. Daniel has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Urban Design from UC Berkeley.
Bill Patek, ASLA, Vice President, JJR
Mr. Patek, Director of JJR’s Madison Studio, has extensive experience leading a wide variety of planning and design projects. His responsibilities include all project phases from master planning, schematic design, and design guideline preparation to construction documentation and administration. His areas of expertise include site design and development, master planning, and computer-based design, with particular specialization in institutional campuses, athletic facilities and park/open space development. Mr. Patek’s strong technical design abilities combined with outstanding client collaboration enable him to lead teams that develop innovative solutions for each project. Mr. Patek has led numerous projects that are partnerships between public and private entities, including the redevelopment of University Square in Madison, Wisconsin.
Hamang B. Patel, Attorney at Law, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Hamang Patel is a partner in Michael Best's Madison office, practicing principally in tax and business law. Mr. Patel has extensive experience in federal, state and local tax issues arising from a broad range of complex transactions involving partnerships and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions of subsidiaries and divisions, tax-free reorganizations, spin-offs, new market tax credit financings, REIT acquisitions, renewable energy tax incentives and real estate transactions including tax-deferred 1031 exchanges. His practice further includes general corporate and limited liability company matters and the negotiation and structuring of mergers, acquisitions, venture capital, and health-care related transactions. He also has extensive experience in developing and restructuring equity incentive plans, stock options and other forms of executive compensation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Patel practiced with the tax group for a large law firm in Chicago.
Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, Professor of Environmental Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, is a Professor & Director of Global Environmental Health at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He Co-chaired the health expert panel of the US National Assessment on Climate Change and was a Convening Lead Author for the United Nations/World Bank Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. For the past 15 years, Dr. Patz has been a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (or IPCC) – the organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.
He served as President of the International Association for Ecology and Health up until 2010 and has written over 75 peer-reviewed papers and a textbook addressing the health effects of global environmental change. He has been invited to brief both houses of Congress, served on several scientific committees of the National Academy of Sciences, and science advisory boards for both CDC and EPA. In addition to his sharing in the 2007 Nobel Prize, Dr. Patz received an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellows Award in 2005, shared the Zayed International Prize for the Environment in 2006, and earned the distinction of becoming a UW-Madison Romnes Faculty Fellow in 2009.
He has earned medical board certification in both Occupational/Environmental Medicine and Family Medicine and received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University (1987) and his Master of Public Health degree (1992) from Johns Hopkins University.
Neal Payton, AIA, LEED AP, CNU-A, Principal, Torti Gallas and Partners
Neal I. Payton, AIA, LEED-AP is a Principal at Torti Gallas and Partners, Inc. Before arriving in California, he co-directed Torti Gallas¹s Urban Design efforts out of their Silver Spring, Maryland, office. His work centers on Urban Design and Town Planning at a variety of scales including inner city revitalization, inner suburban infill and refill, transit oriented development in emerging development areas as well as regional plans for counties and metropolitan areas. Mr. Payton's urban design efforts have been honored nationally with AIA Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design and several Charter Awards from the Congress for the New Urbanism. Among his current projects. Mr. Payton is working on a new TOD on a 150-acre site in Leander, Texas (outside of Austin) and collaborating with G.B. Arrington¹s firm, Parsons Brinkerhoff, in planning for the Wilshire Boulevard subway (the Subway to the Sea) in Los Angeles.
Mr. Payton holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters of Architecture from Syracuse University. Prior to joining Torti Gallas, Mr. Payton served as a professor of architecture and urban design at a number of universities including The University of Virginia, Washington University in St. Louis, Rice University and The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
Brian Peterson, AIA, Senior Urban Designer, JJR
Brian Peterson has over 20 years of experience as a project manager and senior designer for planning, urban redevelopment, infrastructure renewal and architectural design projects. Much of Mr Peterson's work occurs at the interface between architecture, planning and landscape architecture. He brings extensive involvement in all aspects of project conceptualization and implementation including public presentations and workshops. Mr Peterson's work has won numerous local, state and national awards. Mr. Peterson has been an Adjunct Professor of Architecture for undergraduate building design studios at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. He has also taught urban and open space design in the Department of Landscape Architecture at UW-Madison.
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Principal , Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk is the dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture, where she has taught since 1979. Plater-Zyberk received her undergraduate degree in architecture and urban planning from Princeton University and her Master’s of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture. She is a founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism. She is a founding principal of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, Town Planners and Architects (DPZ). DPZ is a leader in the national movement called the New Urbanism, which seeks to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment. The firm’s award winning method of integrating master planning with design codes and regulations is being applied in over 200 regions, towns and cities throughout North America as well as in Europe and Asia. She co-authored the book Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream, and The New Civic Art.
Scott Polikov, Principal, Gateway Planning Group
Scott Polikov of the Gateway Planning Group, Inc. works with communities to reestablish their connections with place. Town planner and civic entrepreneur, Scott started his professional life in law, practicing with the Washington, D.C. firm, Patton Boggs. Returning to Texas, he was recruited to run the state’s Alternative Fuels Program and to serve on the boards of his local transit authority and MPO. Scott was alarmed to see the MPO approving multi-billion dollar regional transportation plans with virtually zero regard for land use and urban form. Scott channeled his frustration, establishing a national planning and urban design practice through the marriage of place-making and the economics of transportation. His firm’s work has been featured in ULI’s Urban Land and APA’s Planning Magazine. Gateway Planning’s awards include the Form-Based Codes Institute inaugural Driehaus Award for Best Code. Scott serves as an associate member of the Citistates Group, founded by Neal Peirce, and he serves on the National Board of Directors of CNU.
Stefanos Polyzoides, Principal, Moule & Polyzoides Architects & Urbanists
Stefanos Polyzoides’ career spans educational, institutional and civic buildings, historic rehabilitation, commercial projects, housing, campus planning, and urban design. He was Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Southern California for over twenty years and from 1983 through 1990, he was on the Advisory Board for the School of Architecture at Princeton University. A cofounder of the Congress for the New Urbanism, a national organization reforming suburban sprawl, he is also on its Board of Directors. Mr. Polyzoides is a popular speaker on the subjects of new urbanism, transit-oriented development, mixed use development, housing and sustainability and is a frequent guest at academic symposia.
With his partner, Elizabeth Moule, he founded Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists in 1982. Across the nation and around the world, Mr. Polyzoides has led projects in New Jersey, Florida, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Guatamala, Mexico, Anguilla, Dubai, Mauritius, and Saudi Arabia. His recent projects include a 95-acre resort village in Mauritius; a 7,200-acre specifc plan for Fresno, California downtown and surrounding neighborhoods; the extension San Antonio’s Riverwalk; master plans for downtown Santa Ana and downtown Whittier, California and two Downtown Specific Plans for mixed-use neighborhoods and districts in Southern California: Downtown Ventura and Downtown Newhall. Following the ravages of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi, Moule & Polyzoides was included by Governor Haley Barbour to participate in a national charrette to provide emergency urban design and planning services to the communities that were devastated and to lead the reconstruction efforts of Biloxi.
He has led the design of various Traditional Neighborhood Developments, such as the Mercado Neighborhood-Rio Nuevo in Tucson, Arizona, and Parklands, a new neighborhood in Ventura, California. He designed a revitalization plan for reuse of the historic Sears Building in East Los Angeles as the catalyst for a new mixed-use neighborhood. He has designed two Mixed-Use Transit-Oriented Developments along Southern California’s Gold Line: Del Mar Station in Pasadena and Mission Station in South Pasadena. Mr. Polyzoides has also designed several courtyard housing developments with various densities, such as Seven Fountains in West Hollywood, Granada Court in Pasadena, and The Cordoba in Santa Ana, California.
He is the author of two books, Los Angeles Courtyard Housing: A Typological Analysis and R.M. Schindler, Architect. His research has produced four distinguished exhibitions and exhibition catalogs: “Caltech: 1910–1950,” “Myron Hunt: 1868–1952,” “Wallace Neff,” and “Johnson, Kaufmann & Coate.” Stefanos Polyzoides is a Seaside Prize recipient, the nation’s most prestigious award in the field of urbanism.
Mr. Polyzoides received his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude and Masters in Architecture from Princeton University. He is a registered architect in the states of California, Arizona, Florida and New Mexico. He was born in Athens, Greece and has lived in Los Angeles since 1973.
Russell S. Preston, Design Director, Cornish Associates
As developer and urbanist, Russell passionately works to improve our built and natural environment. Russell serves on the board of the CNU and is President of the New England chapter. As Design Associate for Cornish Associates, Russell is responsible for the design and planning aspects of the firm’s development work, such as Mashpee Commons and Downcity, Providence. Russell is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Miami master’s program in architecture and urban design. Russell is also an editor of “Living Urbanism” and a working artist.
George Proakis, AICP, Director of Planning, City of Somerville, MA
George Proakis, AICP, is the Director of Planning for the City of Somerville, Massachusetts, a city of 77,000 with the highest residential density of any community in New England. He is currently working on the development of a new comprehensive plan and zoning overhaul for the community. Earlier, as planning director for the city of Lowell, Massachusetts, George pursued the redevelopment of a 15-acre transit-oriented “Hamilton Canal District”, and coordinated the development of a form-based code for this district. He led the creation of the New England Form Based Codes Council in 2009, and has advocated for better land use planning, innovative regulatory solutions and form-based codes in many New England communities. George holds a Master of City Planning from MIT and a BS in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University.
Anthony Puttnam, Architect, Landscape Architect, Taliesin Architects
I studied with Frank Lloyd Wright from 1953-55 and 1957-59 at Taliesin, WI and Taliesin West, AZ. During these years I participated in the studio and in building construction for the Arts Pavilion at Taliesin West and the reconstruction, after the 1950s fire, of the Hillside Theater and Dining room at Taliesin, Wisconsin.
After Mr. Wright’s passing in 1959 I became part of Taliesin Architects where my first project was to supervise the construction of Mr. Wright’s Pilgrim Congregational Church, Redding CA. For the next twenty years I had a series of positions in the firm on projects ranging from the Marin County Civic Center, San Raphael, CA, the Pearl Palace, Tehran, Iran, a series of Performing Arts Centers from California to Florida, the reconstruction of the Visitor Center at Taliesin, Wisconsin and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Arizona headquarters.
For the restoration of Taliesin, Wisconsin, I authored the Taliesin Stabilization and Restoration Report of the 1990ths for Taliesin Preservation Incorporated. I was the lead architect for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace Convention and Community Center here in Madison WI.
As a Landscape Architect I have done a number of native landscape restorations for the U.S. Dept. of Interior, ponds and prairie for Promega Corporation, WI, lagoon saline soils landscaping and planning services for the Marin Civic Center, no water desert reclamation landscaping design in one of the first of Arizona’s desert communities to implement these measures.
Currently I’m working at the Panda Reserve in Western China. Among other projects a Temple Cultural Center involving the local village’s craftspeople, masons and carpenters in a series of projects using indigenous materials. In addition we are planning, and designing hospitality projects including several conservation permanent tent groups for eco -tourists.What interests me greatly at this time is the question that Christopher Alexander puts so well. “Why is nature so loved? Can we create nature?” This is a major element of the tradition that I come from. How can the city convey the life that we find in nature’s designs? How can it provide that spaciousness and richness of affect? So rather than the city diminishing important aspects of life have its street-to-street design provide a nurturing fabric? When Alexander says, and Wright years ago expressed a similar idea, “create nature” I think they meant creating, not a mirror of nature, but by an understanding the structure of its life giving forms we may draw upon their vitality.
Samina Raja, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning
Dr. Raja’s research focuses on planning and design for healthy communities and the fiscal dimensions of planning. Her research on healthy communities examines the influence of the food and built environments on obesity and physical activity. Given the interdisciplinary nature of this topic, Dr. Raja collaborates with colleagues from UB’s School of Medicine and the School of Public Health and Health Professions. An ongoing multi-year study, conducted in collaboration with the School of Medicine, examines the effect of the built environment on obesity among youth, and has received over a million dollars in funding from the National Institute of Health. Dr. Raja’s interests in fiscal dimensions of planning pertain to the methods planners use for measuring the fiscal impacts of land development. She is currently working, as a part of a national team, to develop a framework for evaluating traditional methods of fiscal impact analysis. This project is funded by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Kaizer Rangwala, AICP, CEcD, CNU-A, Principal, Rangwala Associates
Kaizer Rangwala is the founding principal of Rangwala Associates, a town-planning firm that practices the principles of smart growth and walkable urbanism. Kaizer’s training and experience as an architect, city planner, and economic developer coupled with his international interests brings forth a broad and distinctive perspective to creating memorable places. He has over 20 years of public sector experience. Kaizer’s work on Form-Based Codes has been recognized with numerous awards. He has lectured extensively on smart growth, new urbanism, Form-Based Codes, and regulatory reform at planning conferences, planning schools, and at the Form-Based Codes Institute, where he also serves as the organization’s chairman. His writings have been featured in numerous architecture, urban design, planning, and economic development publications.
Vicky Ranney, Co-Founder, Prairie Crossing; President, Prairie Holdings Corporation
Vicky Ranney is President of Prairie Holdings Corporation, which is developing Prairie Crossing, a green New Urbanist and transit-oriented community forty miles north of Chicago. With 400 homes clustered in villages and neighborhoods, over 60% of the site is preserved in natural areas and the organic Prairie Crossing Farm.
Ms. Ranney was previously an associate editor of the Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, the leading 19th century American landscape architect and planner. She edited the California volume (Johns Hopkins University Press) and wrote Olmsted in Chicago.
She is on the board of the Liberty Prairie Foundation in Illinois and Wes Jackson’s Land Institute in Kansas, which is developing perennial food grains grown in polycultures, on the model of the prairie.
She graduated from Harvard University and began her career as a teacher in California, Mississippi and Uganda. She lives in Grayslake, Illinois, with her husband George, co-founder of Prairie Crossing.
Ian Rasmussen is an attorney and urbanist living in New York City. Since discovering New Urbanism, he has focused his academic and professional efforts on its advancement. Having graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2008, Ian now practices zoning law in New York City. This role offers a unique perspective on the land use process that continues to inform his views on urbanism. Moreover, practicing zoning law provides the opportunity to fight for the creation of worthwhile places that are foolishly prohibited by the existing regulatory framework. Ian resides in Forest Hills Gardens with his wife Erika.
Joseph P. Readdy, AIA, Architect, JRA
Joseph has a 30-year career in design, architecture, and urban design. Joseph’s projects range in scale from regional- and city-scale projects to individual design projects as small as the building, the room, and the object. Large scale projects include: regional plans, city plans, urban design; campus design; and hospital and healthcare facility master plans, Architectural projects include: hospitals and medical office buildings; wineries, restaurants, retail stores, and food-service facilities; residences; and “one-of-a-kind” projects – Center for Extreme Ultra-violet Astrophysics at U.C. Berkeley or C-141 Flight Simulator, Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, California. Industrial design projects include:furniture design; interior design for the British Air Concorde; and surgical equipment – Arthroscopy stand surgical support equipment. Graphic design projects include: corporate identity graphics for Nissan Motor Corporation of America; graphic marks and logotypes; and typefaces.
Joseph is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is registered to practice architecture in Oregon and California. He is also certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He is a LEED accredited professional.
Projects that Joseph has completed have won numerous awards including:
New Columbia, HOPE VI, Portland, Oregon: ACEC Engineering Excellence, 2006; Northwest Construction Magazine - Best Urban Planning, 2006; National Association of Home Builders - Best in American Living Awards for Best Smart Growth Neighborhood, Gold Award, 2006; Portland Chapter AIA, Mayor’s Award for Excellence, 2007; U.S EPA Award for Smart Growth Achievement, 2007; and Learning by Design, Grand Prize for Design Excellence, 2007
PDC Lloyd Crossing Sustainable Urban Design, Portland, Oregon: AIA/ COTE Award with special recognition, 2005; EDRA Places Award, 2005; ASLA Honor Award for analysis and planning, 2005; and AIA Honor Award 2006
2900 Medical Office Building, Redwood City, California, San Mateo Chapter AIA Award for design, 1995
Children’s Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital, Camarillo State Hospital, Camarillo, California, AIA Award for design, 1990 West County Justice Center, Point Richmond, California, AIA Award for design, 1987
Rose Quarter Stakeholder Advisor Committee, 2009 – 2010
Local host committee for the Project for Transportation Reform 2009 Summit, Portland, Oregon, 2009
Metro Regional Transportation Task Force, 2008
AIA Urban Design Panel 2005 – present (chair 2009)
MTAC Metro Technical Advisory Group 2005 – present
Joseph is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture, Portland State University where he introduced a graduate-level seminar on Urban Design Methods in 2008.
Joseph is a graduate of Washington State University where he studied architecture and regional planning.
Carolyn Reid, Research Assistant/Graduate Student, Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory, Arizona State University
Carolyn Reid received her bachelor's degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Kansas in 2009. As of May 2011, she will have completed her master's degree in Urban & Environmental Planning at Arizona State University. Her master's thesis, "School-Oriented Development: A New Paradigm for Neighborhood Planning," includes a proposed SmartCode module that guides the design of schools as centers of child-friendly communities. Carolyn also works as a research assistant at the Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory (PURL), where she is the lead researcher for "Transit Town," an initiative to explore TOD scenarios around Phoenix's Metro light rail. Her article, "Envisioning a Child Friendly City" was published in the APA Arizona magazine "Vision" last year. She is particularly interested in suburban retrofitting, child-friendly cities, form-based coding, local food economies, affordable housing initiatives, and TOD planning strategies.
Max Reim, Principal and Managing Partner, LiveWorkLearnPlay Inc.
Max Reim is the Co-Founder and Principal of Live Work Learn Play LLP, a cutting edge group of developers, consultants and deal-making specialists in envisioning, planning, developing, “work outs” and Targeted Leasing and Casting TLCtm of large-scale commercial mixed-use legacy projects. Max specializes in the creation of urban villages and waterfront redevelopments, as well as the revitalization of cities and downtowns, along with the development or redevelopment of college towns & university districts, resort towns, and large-scale mixed-use New & Old Urbanist projects.
Max has developed, revitalized or “worked out” over 100-large-scale projects in seven different countries where there are currently over ninety million people living, working, learning or playing annually. Currently, Max is working on four university towns or college districts, several waterfront redevelopments, two citywide revitalizations, and many other large scale urban and resort mixed-use “work outs” and development projects across North America. Max was also a former World Vice President of Intrawest Corporation, where he led the commercial planning, portions of the development and management of mixed-use resort villages and recreationally based towns throughout North America and Europe, such as Whistler Creekside British Columbia, Mont Tremblant Quebec, Mammoth California, Lake Las Vegas Nevada, and Sandestin Florida. Over the past 25-years, Max has built and operated hundreds of restaurants, lounges and hotels with his family or colleagues, as well as being an integral leader in acquiring, developing, financing, programming, leasing and managing over $2 billion dollars of mixed-use assets.
Max has been a regular guest speaker for the Congress of New Urbanism, The Seaside Institute, Urban Land Institute, several University Business, Architecture and Urban Planning schools, SCUP and many public and private organizations. Max’s life mission is simply to “Create Enduring Community Vitality and Help to Improve the Quality of People’s Lives.”
Sarah Reiter is a category manager with Saris Cycling Group, where she is responsible for managing the sales and product development of an innovative product line of outdoor and indoor bike parking and storage systems. Saris Cycling Group, located in madison, WI, is an industry leader committed to serving the bicycle community and bicycle advocacy. The company manufactures a comprehensive line of car racks, parking systems, and CycleOps training products, which are sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. A native Madisonian, Sarah grew up as a recreational bike rider, has a keen appreciation of the economic impact of the bicycle industry and has a family with three young, enthusiastic budding bicycle commuters.
Carol Richard, AIA, Firm Principal, Richard Wittschiebe Hand
Carol Richard has been providing architectural services since 1980 as a project designer and firm principal for numerous buildings in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.
In 1984, Carol started her own firm called Carol Richard and Associates. In 1991, she expanded her business by partnering with Janice Wittschiebe and the company became, Richard+Wittschiebe, Architects. In 2007, the company merged with another prominent small firm in Atlanta, Hand Design Studio. Peter Hand of Hand Design Studio became a consulting partner and the company was renamed as Richard Wittschiebe Hand. Richard Wittschiebe Hand is now a firm of twenty-one professionals and staff. The spirit of collaboration on projects extends from within her office to include clients, consultants, contractors and the broader project team.
As founder of the firm, she continues to find opportunities to grow her practice and meet her client’s needs through a variety of design services and market areas. In addition to her architectural experience, Carol has led the firm in technological advances to better serve clients. The firm first experimented with three-dimensional building modeling in 1989. Since then, the firm has served as a local leader in the use of Building Information Modeling software. Carol continues to find new ways technology can be harnessed to inform design decisions, including building energy analysis. Sustainability has been one of Carol’s core values and it has permeated the firm’s culture and practices from in-house training to the support of clean commuting.
One of Carol’s legacies in the field of architecture has been her the local chapter for the American Institute of Architects and her nine-year involvement in a group called “Women in Architecture” which served to provide a venue in which women could earn continuing education and attend professional development programs in a mutually supportive environment. She continues to support women in the field today by serving as a mentor and sponsoring professional development events for the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
She has been a part of all phases of design, project and consultant coordination, construction documents, and contract administration for commercial and residential projects for nearly thirty years. She has had her hand in reshaping Atlanta from her first MARTA project to the planning and programming the for the 1996 Olympics to her firm’s most recent achievement, the LEED Platinum renovation and addition to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers headquarters.
Recent projects also include the design of her LEED Platinum home in Madison, Wisconsin.
Lynn Richards, Policy Director, EPA - Office of Sustainable Communities
Lynn Richards is currently the Policy Director for EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities. She focuses on all aspects of sustainable community development policy, including examining water impacts from different development patterns; developing models for measuring stormwater runoff and associated pollutants from different site designs; and analyzing the regulations and subsidies that support different development patterns. In 2006, she published “Protecting Water Resources with Higher Density Development,” and in 2004, “Protecting Water Resources with Smart Growth.” In addition, she was one of the primary authors of “Getting to Smart Growth: 100 Policies for Implementation” that was published by the Smart Growth Network in 2002.
Prior to EPA, Richards worked for ICF Consulting and addressed sustainable development, environmental justice, and long-term stewardship. In addition, she also worked with the Government of the Bahamas to establish a Ministry of Environmental Protection. During this time, Richards served on the President’s Council for Sustainable Development Environmental Management Task Force.
Richards holds a MS in Environmental Science and a Masters of Public Affairs from Indiana University.
Paul Roberts, Director, Turnberry Consulting
Paul Roberts is the director of Turnberry Consulting, a planning and development consulting firm based in London and Washington, DC. Paul has provided strategic development advice to University administrations across the UK, including the University of Oxford, the University of Hertfordshire and others, advising on both the redevelopment of historic campuses and the design of new campuses. He has also advised on major sports facilities redevelopments, including at Ascot and Saratoga Racecourses, and has provided development strategies for two of the largest New Urbanist towns in the UK, Chapelton and Tornagrain. He recently published University Planning and Architecture: The Search for Perfection, which comprehensively details the history of University design and development.
Yodan Y. Rofè, Senior Lecturer, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Yodan Rofè is a Senior Lecturer of Urban Planning and Design at Ben-Gurion University in Israel. His research interests include Neighborhoods in Urban Theory and City Planning, Cognition and Feeling in the Built Environment, Urban Space and Street Design, and the connection between Transportation and Land Use. Together with Allan Jacobs and Elizabeth Macdonald he has written The Boulevard Book: history, evolution, design of multi-way boulevards published by MIT Press. His work on mapping feeling of well-being corroborates Alexander’s theory of order in the environment as a personal and structural phenomenon. He is currently pursuing research on public and private open space in Israeli neighborhoods, modeling pedestrian movement (particularly children and elderly) and deciphering the pattern language of Bedouin informal settlements in the Negev area of Israel, as a basis for planning their recognition and formalization. On sabbatical this year, he holds the post of Visiting Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Taubman College of Architecture and Planning, University of Michigan.
Arthur Ross, Pedestrian-Bicycle Coordinator, City of Madison Traffic Engineering Division
Arthur Ross is the Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator for the City of Madison, Wisconsin, a position he has held for 24 years. A year ‘round bicycle commuter, walker and transit user with experience gained living in urban, rural and suburban settings, Arthur currently lives in the central area of Madison for carless access to most activities. The father of two, he knows the joy of living in an older, traditional neighborhood complete with sidewalks and nearby parks, as well as the frustration of having his children bused to school six blocks and two arterial street crossings away. Arthur earned a Master’s degree in Environmental Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is active in professional organizations, having served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, the League of American Bicyclists, and the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin. Arthur is certified by LAB as a League Cycling Instructor. Arthur is a frequent speaker on bicycle, pedestrian and neighborhood topics at local, regional and national conferences.
Don Sanford, Local Historian, Author, Professional Captain, On Fourth Lake: A Social History of Lake Mendota
Captain Don Sanford is the author of On Fourth Lake, the Social History of Lake Mendota, planned for release in 2011. In his “first” professional career at Wisconsin Public Television in Madison, he worked behind the scenes as a Lighting Director, Production Manager and Volunteer Manager. Though he is retired, Don is a frequent on-air spokesperson for WPT. His second and third careers are as a licensed professional captain for Betty Lou Cruises on the Madison lakes and as a researcher of the social history of Lakes Mendota and Monona. Don is the founder of Midwest Outdoor Lighting Solutions, a consulting firm he organized in 2003. There, he brings his expertise in television and theatrical lighting design to the real world of urban outdoor lighting to solve light trespass and light pollution problems. With whatever time he has left, you’ll find him experiencing the Madison lakes racing sailboats or iceboats.
Jed Selby, Co-Founder & President, South Main Development, Inc.
Jed is Co-founder and President of South Main, a New Urbanist neighborhood on a world-class whitewater park in downtown Buena Vista, CO. He brings passion to his study of traditional building design and construction patterns, continually raising the bar through his involvement in the South Main Building Company. Jed graduated magna cum laude from Fort Lewis College with a degree in business administration. He is a three-time US Freestyle Kayak Team member, an avid rock climber and pilot.
Steven W. Semes, Academic Director, Rome Studies Program, University of Notre Dame
Steven W. Semes is Academic Director of the Rome Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture and the 2010 recipient of the Clem Labine Award from Traditional Building magazine. He is the author of The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation (2009), The Architecture of the Classical Interior (2004) and, as a contributor, Classical Architecture: A Handbook to the Tradition (in preparation) and The Elements of Classical Architecture (2001), all published by W. W. Norton & Co. His articles and essays have appeared in such publications as Traditional Building, Period Homes, American Arts Quarterly, and the National Trust Forum Journal. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the journal Change Over Time (University of Pennsylvania) and also publishes a blog, "The View from Rome," at http://traditional-building.com/Steve_Semes. His website is www.thefutureofthepast.net. He was educated at the University of Virginia and Columbia University and currently resides in Rome.
Kevin L. Shafer, P.E., Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Kevin Shafer became executive director at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) in March 2002. Prior to this, he served as MMSD’s director of technical services since October 1998. In his current role as the executive director, he is responsible for the overall management, administration, leadership and direction for MMSD in meeting short- and long-term goals and objectives; coordinates the establishment of strategic goals and objectives and their approval by the Commission; oversees the development of policies and operating plans; and represents MMSD to its customers, bond rating agencies, and the public.
Mr. Shafer has been instrumental in providing the regional leadership in implementing green infrastructure in MMSD facilities and on private property. Under his leadership, MMSD instituted a regional stormwater runoff rule and has been a leader for innovative ways to manage stormwater runoff. This leadership has resulted in a new development approach by the communities and developers in the region.
Since becoming executive director, Shafer has worked diligently on MMSD’s $1 billion Overflow Reduction Plan. He also coordinated a $58 million long-range planning process that produced the most intensive water quality research ever for six Milwaukee area watersheds
Prior to joining the District, Shafer spent 10 years in private industry with an international engineering firm in Chicago and Milwaukee, and six years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Worth, Texas.
Shafer received a bachelor’s degree in science and civil engineering with a specialty in water resources from the University of Illinois in 1982, and a master’s in science and civil engineering from the University of Texas in 1988. Shafer received the 2001 Individual Merit Award for Engineer in Government Service from the Wisconsin Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 2007, Shafer received a National Award from Kodak American Greenways for MMSD’s pioneering Greenseams project. He is the past president of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.
Terry Shook, FAIA, Founding Partner and Principal, Shook Kelley, Inc.
Terry Shook, FAIA, is a founding partner and principal of Shook Kelley, a Perception Design firm specializing in strategic consulting services, including branding, architecture, and communication design. Clients past and present of the firm are broad in scope, including such cultural stalwarts as varied as Kraft, Whole Foods, Colonial Williamsburg, and Harley-Davidson, as well as a range of corporate development entities. Mr. Shook leads a planning and design group, with an emphasis on urban retail design and main street development, and the creation of new communities in both the suburbs and within urban cores. As one of the nation's top experts in district branding, he has been recognized as being a vanguard in the movement to return meaning to the urban environment. Mr. Shook is an annual lecturer in the Professional Development Program at Harvard University, and speaks regularly for the Urban Land Institute and other organizations on topics relating to urban design.
David Simon, President of Operations, Veridian Homes LLC
As president of operations for Veridian Homes, David Simon is responsible for business and new product development, strategic planning and operations management. David Simon has been an influential player in the home building industry since 1982. In June 2003, David Simon successfully combined two businesses to become Wisconsin’s largest home builder, Veridian Homes. Since then, he has spearheaded major quality initiatives for Veridian Homes and has continued to grow the company into one of the top builders in the nation. David Simon has also successfully turned Veridian Homes into an award-winning, industry leader. Veridian Homes has been recognized for its best practices with a Builder of the Year award from Professional Builder magazine, Energy Value Housing Builder of the Year and Silver Winner by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center, National Housing Quality (NHQ) Gold Award and a NHQ Silver Award, sponsored by the NAHB. In addition, Veridian Homes is the first builder in Wisconsin to become certified through the NAHBs Certified Builder Quality Assurance Systems. And, Veridian Homes is the recipient of the US EPA Energy Star Leadership in Housing award for its ongoing commitment to green building. David Simon has been involved in land acquisition and development, site planning, concept and design, financing and construction management on the local and national level. He has been appointed to county land use, park and grant commissions on the local and statewide level. David Simon also had the honor of serving on the NAHB Research Center’s National Housing Quality Advisory Council through 2006. In June 2003, David Simon was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Wisconsin award for construction, real estate and hospitality.
Daniel K. Slone, Esquire, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
As a consultant and legal counsel, Dan represents developers, design professionals, green businesses and localities around the world, advising them on traditional neighborhood development, conservation development, eco-industrial projects, distributed generation, financing, green product development and business matters. He assists developers of sustainable new towns and innovative utility projects. He also represents localities developing innovative regulatory approaches. He represents professionals providing “green” services and the developers and manufacturers of innovative products.
Dan has been counsel for the U.S. Green Building Council (developers of the LEED® green building rating system) since the turn of the century and for the Congress for the New Urbanism since it began. Among his other public interest clients are the Seaside Institute and the World Green Building Council. He serves on the boards of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the National Charrette Institute, the Form Based Codes Institute and the Inger and Walter Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences.
Dan has worked for two decades on Traditional Neighborhood Development projects in most regions of the country. Having worked on smaller infill, as well as large-scale projects with thousands of homes and several million square feet of commercial space, he represents both developers and localities. For developers, he helps obtain environmental and land use entitlements, drafts code provisions to propose to the governing locality, drafts the community code imposed through the covenants and restrictions, drafts homeowner association documents, and performs other tasks. Dan’s team has developed green real estate documents as well as green homeowner association documents. For localities, he helps identify code provisions that interfere with New Urban or sustainable projects, and crafts codes that encourage or require New Urban or more sustainable developments with practical flexibility for the development community.
Dan has been the legal team leader for the land use and entitlement process for several new towns widely recognized as part of the cutting edge for the application of New Urban and green development principles. He has worked for the Department of Energy and FEMA in relocating flooded towns in the Midwest; worked with the State of Mississippi on Katrina recovery; and assisted in various aspects of the development or permitting of other new communities in California, Iowa, Virginia, Florida, Arizona, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut and other states. He speaks nationally on removing or overcoming legal impediments to innovative and responsible development, as well as implementing the Smart Code and other form-based code approaches.
Dan’s team also helps green manufacturers determine what they can say about their products and help large-scale land owners monetize environmental attributes of their properties such as carbon credits and stream restoration credits.
Dan’s law degree is from the University of Michigan, and he has degrees in Philosophy and Political Science from Birmingham-Southern College.
In the summer of 2008 Dan and co-author Doris Goldstein co-wrote A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development for Planners, Developers and Architects, published by John Wiley & Sons which is available through on-line book sellers. In 2007 ULI published Developing Sustainable Planned Communities which includes Dan’s chapter on “Maintaining Sustainability.”
E. Tyler Smith, Esquire, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
E. Tyler Smith practices in the Greenville SC office of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, which traces its roots to 1887 and serves clients in business, tax, litigation and other areas with offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Florence, Myrtle Beach and Washington D.C. A published author and having been selected by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America=AE for 2010, Mr. Smith has advised borrowers of all types in connection with an array of sophisticated financial transactions as well as virtually every major financial institution with a substantial presence in SC, and has served clients ranging from the coast of South Carolina to the coast of California. Tyler is the firm’s lead attorney in regularly advising clients on New Markets Tax Credits and related matters, with experience advising not only project borrowers in new money transactions as well as workouts and restructurings, but also in connection with the formation of CDEs and NMTC credit applications. While leading the firm's NMTC team, Tyler involves firm colleagues having extensive experience in corporate, tax, lending and other areas. In the past few years, Mr. Smith has represented clients in connection with well over $1 billion in public and private sector financings.
Heather Smith, Planning Director, Congress for the New Urbanism
Heather is an urban planner responsible for supporting the CNU member Initiatives and planning the annual Congress program. She joined CNU in January 2005. Before joining CNU, she coordinated the Metropolis Plan activities for Chicago Metropolis 2020, a regional planning organization. Prior to working in Chicago she received an American Planning fellowship to advance sustainable development and planning issues in the United States Senate. Heather holds a masters degree in urban planning and previously worked for the New York City Department of City Planning. Heather enjoys biking to work, sailing, swimming, and kayaking in her free time.
John Robert Smith, President and CEO, Reconnecting America
John Robert Smith is the former Mayor of Meridian, Mississippi, and a long-time leader on behalf of passenger rail. He is co-chairman of Transportation for America, a former Chairman of Amtrak’s board, and a former member of the transportation committees of the National League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, as well as former co-chairman of the National Forum on the Future of Passenger Rail. He is a veteran of the station-centered community development movement, and led the drive to renovate the City of Meridian’s Union Station, a $7 million historic restoration project that created a new multimodal transportation center, dramatically increased use of the station, raised property values and city tax receipts, and lowered crime in the station’s neighborhood. He served on Reconnecting America’s board for five years, and was a founding partner and board member of Reconnecting America’s predecessor organization, the Great American Station Foundation.
Paul Soglin, Mayor of Madison, City of Madison, WI
Raised in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago until the fall of 1960, and came to Madison to attend the University of Wisconsin in 1962. Paul received his Bachelor¹s degree with honors in 1966 and subsequently became a graduate student in the History Department. In 1972 he received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. As a student, was an anti-war activist and participant in the civil rights movement. While in graduate school, he was elected to the Madison Common Council in 1968 and was re-elected in 1970 and 1972. Paul was first elected mayor of Madison in 1973.. As mayor he was responsible for the construction of the State Street Mall and Capital Concourse, the building of the Madison Civic Center, and the first components of Madison¹s acclaimed bicycle route system were Retire from public service in 1979 and the Institute of Politics awarded him a fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. From 1980 until he returned to the mayor¹s office in 1989, he practiced law in Madison. Madison was recognized repeatedly as an exceptional community, Money magazine rated Madison the nation¹s #1 livable city in 1996 and again a year after he left office in 1998. In July of 1997 the City of Madison opened Monona Terrace, a $67 million convention center first conceived by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930’s. He was an active leader of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), serving on the organization¹s advisory board and as chair of many committees. In 1993, Paul was appointed chair of the Urban Economic Policy Committee, a post he held for three years. As chair, he was responsible for directing conference policy on urban economic issues. During his tenure as chair USCM vigorously fought for urban economic development and improved infrastructure as an incentive to private investment, social security reform, and greater economic and social justice. From 1997-2003, Paul taught graduate classes in Public Finance and Public Administration at the LaFollette School of Public.
Daniel Solomon, Principal, Daniel Solomon Design Partners
Daniel Solomon is an architect and urban designer whose 44-year career combines achievements in professional practice with academic pursuits of teaching and writing. His projects have been published in architectural journals worldwide and have been recognized with more than eighty-five awards. The main focus of his work has been residential architecture and the interaction between housing and urban design. From this base his work has expanded in several directions including large-scale urban planning, regulatory structures that govern urban design and residential, commercial, and institutional architecture. He is the author of many articles and three books: ReBuilding, Global City Blues, and Cosmopolis. A fourth book Attack of the Slab Monsters is nearing completion. As one of the co-founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Daniel Solomon's commitment to urban repair and the construction and reconstruction of urban neighborhoods extends beyond his project work and writing.
Rob Spanier, Vice President, LiveWorkLearnPlay Inc.
Rob Spanier is the Vice President of LiveWorkLearnPlay, a cutting edge international mixed-use development, leasing and advisory firm with offices in Austin, Montreal and Toronto. With over 75 years of combined experience, LiveWorkLearnPlay focuses on large-scale mixed-use real estate projects, working with private developers, municipalities, landowners, college/universities, Public-Private Partnerships and financial institutions in bringing their projects to life. Rob has over a decade of international hands-on experience in large-scale mixed-use project deal making, having helped develop over 30 projects in North America, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean. During his 5-year tenure as a senior executive with Intrawest Corporation, Rob was instrumental in helping to create world class mixed-use destination resort towns; heading their international leasing team to complete over 300 mixed-use non-traditional retail, restaurant, entertainment, hospitality and service-based deals. As the Vice Chair for mission Advancement, Rob sits on the Board of Directors of The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto District Council. Rob is also actively involved with The Seaside Institute, The Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) and the National Town Builders Association (NTBA). Rob is a regular guest speaker throughout North America through his various affiliations and other commitments. Rob is passionate about life and helping to provide places where people can connect to people, and to their environments; creating places where memories are born and will last forever.
Jeff B. Speck, CNU-A, AICP, LEED AP, Honorary ASLA, Speck & Associates LLC
Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who, through writing, lectures, and built work, advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design. As Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 through 2007, he directed the Mayors' Institute on City Design and created the Governors' Institute on Community Design. Prior to joining the Endowment, Mr. Speck spent ten years as Director of Town Planning at Duany Plater-Zyberk and Co. He is the co-author of Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream as well as The Smart Growth Manual.
Bill Spikowski, AICP, Principal, Spikowski Planning Associates
Bill Spikowski operates the consulting firm of Spikowski Planning Associates, based in Fort Myers (FL). The firm prepares redevelopment plans and codes for communities that are unwilling to settle for sprawl. Spikowski is a frequent speaker and author on innovative town planning and code writing. Spikowski is a director and founding officer of the Form-Based Codes Institute. Spikowski currently serves on the Fort Myers Planning Board and in 1976 founded the Calusa Land Trust & Nature Preserve of Pine Island. Prior to forming his consulting firm in 1992, Spikowski served as Lee County (FL) growth management director.
Bruce Stephenson, Director, Planning & Civic Urbanism, Rollins College
Bruce Stephenson is Director of the Masters of Planning in Civic Urbanism at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida. He has worked as a public planner, consultant, and professor, writing extensively on the tie between historical urbanism and sustainability in over 50 editorials and articles in academic and professional journals. He is author of Visions of Eden, which analyzes Florida’s first city plan, drawn by John Nolen for St. Petersburg. His next book, John Nolen and the Promise of a New Urbanism, is with the Univeristy of Massachusetts Press. Recently Stephenson has worked with the Florida Humanities Council on two PBS documentaries examining the link between Nolen and the New Urbanism, Imagining A New Florida and Venice: Moving Forward by Looking Back. Stephenson has consulted on the Winter Springs Town Center, the Central Park (Winter Park) Master Plan and the Winter Park’s new SunRail Station. Finally, he works for the Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation in restoring the Genius Preserve, a 50-acre parcel in Winter Park that received the 1000 Friends of Florida “Community Betterment Award” in June 2008.
Galina Tachieva, Partner, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Galina Tachieva is an expert on urban redevelopment, sprawl retrofit, sustainable planning and form-based codes. As a partner at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, Architects and Town Planners (DPZ), Tachieva directs and manages the design and implementation of projects in the United States and around the world. She is the author of the Sprawl Repair Manual, published October, 2010 by Island Press. She is the primary author of the Sprawl Repair Module, a special application to the SmartCode, which enables the transformation of sprawl types into community patterns. Galina is one of the leaders of the CNU Sprawl Retrofit Initiative, a founding member of the Congress for European Urbanism, a member of the Transect Codes Council, a board member of the New Urban Guild Foundation, and is certified by the US Green Building Council as a LEED-accredited professional.
Emily Talen, Ph.D., AICP, Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
Emily Talen is a Professor in the School of Planning and the School of Geographical Sciences at Arizona State University. She holds a Ph.D. in urban geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Ohio State University, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. A forthcoming book, The Design of Diversity (Architectural Press, 2008), explores the urban design requirements of socially diverse neighborhoods in Chicago.
Lisa Taranto, Creative Director: Allegheny Mountain School/Route 250 Project, Founder: Tricycle Gardens
Urban ecologist, architect and visual artist, Lisa Taranto founded Tricycle Gardens, a nonprofit dedicated to “growing healthy food, healthy communities and a healthy economy,” in Richmond, Virginia. Through Tricycle Gardens, Taranto launched nine urban agriculture projects, including a half-acre urban farm and an edible forest garden in partnership with the Science Museum of Virginia. Under Taranto’s guidance, Tricycle Gardens successfully offers experiental learning opportunities for children, extensive and varied DIY workshops based on resource stewardship, as well as a popular seminar series on systems thinking—linking economy, ecology, environment and policy. Certified in permaculture, Taranto is Creative Director for the Allegheny Mountain School in Highland County, Virginia. There, she develops programming that links rural and urban agriculture and ecology and provides intensive training in sustainable ecological systems development and management. A veteran speaker, Taranto lectures at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Urban Planning, among other places. Taranto, an award-winning ceramic artist, is represented by the Eric Schindler Gallery.
Dhiru Thadani, AIA, Architect + Urbanist
Dhiru A. Thadani, AIA is an architect and urbanist. Since 1980 he has practiced architecture and urbanism in Asia, Europe and North and Central America. Dhiru was born in Bombay, India and moved to Washington, D.C. to attend the Catholic University of America from 1972-1978 where he received his undergraduate and graduate education in architecture. During his thirty-three years in Washington, D.C. he has taught, practiced, and has worked to place architecture and urbanism in the public eye. Since its formation in 1993, Dhiru has been a charter member of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), and was appointed to the Board in 2005. From 2000 to 2005, he served as Chair of the CNU's Design Task Force, and has undertaken and completed many initiatives. Dhiru has been involved in new developments, urban retrofits, neighborhood revitalization, and infill densification. His goal has been to create neighborhoods that are walkable, and contain a diverse range and balance of workplace and housing. In addition, these new developments support regional planning for open space, and architecture that is responsive to the culture, climate and context. For the past twenty years, Dhiru has been the lead designer for several real estate developments in first and third world countries. The developments range in scale from government-sponsored autonomous new towns for 500,000 inhabitants to smaller resort communities for 900 residents, as well as small-scale residential infill interventions in revitalizing neighborhoods. He is the author of The Language of Towns & Cities: A Visual Dictionary, to be published by Rizzoli in Fall 2010, and Co-editor of Léon Krier: The Architecture of Community, published in 2009 by Island Press.
Jerry Tinianow, Director, Center for Energy and Environment, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
Jerry Tinianow is the Director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission in Columbus, Ohio. The Center’s 26-person staff addresses regional energy, land use, water, air quality, food system and material management issues through a variety of innovative, award-wining programs. Jerry previously served as the Ohio Executive Director of the National Audubon Society. He directed all Audubon programs in Ohio, and was the developer of the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, an award-winning LEED-Gold nature education center just a mile south of downtown Columbus. While working full-time as a commercial trial attorney for over 20 years, Jerry held a number of volunteer leadership positions in the conservation movement, including as a vice president of the Sierra Club, which recognized him during its centennial as a national “Environmental Hero.” Jerry received his undergraduate and law degrees from George Washington University.
John Torti, FAIA, LEED AP, President, Torti Gallas and Partners
As President of Torti Gallas and Partners, Mr. Torti has provided the strong conceptual leadership to bring his firm to national recognition. His firm has been the recipient of 72 national design awards in the last 15 years. With offices on both coasts and a liaison office in Istanbul, Turkey, he and his partners have built a firm that understands the inextricable tie between urban design and architecture, and between conceptual thinking and creating value for clients and for communities. Mr. Torti joined the firm in 1973. His conceptual design leadership is key to the success of the firm’s projects. As the leader of a market-focused firm, he and his partners have specialized expertise in the development and design of new towns and villages, neighborhoods, homes, main streets, workplaces, and civic and institutional buildings. Prior to joining Torti Gallas and Partners, Mr. Torti was affiliated with NASA and the National Capital Planning Commission, where he worked on numerous designs to rebuild Washington after the 1968 riots. He also was a Principal in an architectural firm in the Midwest and was the director of a non-profit housing and community development corporation. In recognition of his many design contributions in architecture and urban design, Mr. Torti was elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in 2001. Mr. Torti is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He is also a member of the Advisory Council for the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. In 2004, Mr. Torti became a LEED Accredited Professional.
Charles Waldheim, Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Waldheim teaches design studios at the intersection of landscape and contemporary urbanism. He offers the Proseminar in Landscape Architecture (GSD 3501) as well as lecture and seminar courses in the histories, theories, and contemporary practices of landscape architecture and urbanism. Waldheim's research focuses on landscape architecture in relation to contemporary urbanism. He coined the term landscape urbanism to describe emerging landscape design practices in the context of North American urbanism. He has written extensively on the topic and edited The Landscape Urbanism Reader (Princeton Architectural Press, 2006). Citing the city of Detroit as the most legible example of urban industrial economy in North America, Waldheim is editor of CASE: Lafayette Park Detroit (Prestel / Harvard Design School, 2004) and co-editor, with Jason Young and Georgia Daskalakis, of Stalking Detroit (Barcelona: ACTAR, 2001). On the history and future of Chicago urbanism, he is author of Constructed Ground (University of Illinois Press, 2001) and co-editor, with Katerina Ruedi Ray, of Chicago Architecture and Urbanism: Histories, Revisions, Alternatives (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005). He is currently writing the first book-length history of Chicagos OHare International Airport, entitled Chicago OHare: A Natural and Cultural History (Chicago: University of Chicago Press). His writing has also appeared in Landscape Journal, Topos, Log, Praxis, 306090, Canadian Architect, Dimensions, and Landscape Architecture Magazine. Previously Waldheim was Associate Professor and Director of the Landscape Architecture program at the University of Toronto. He has lectured on landscape and contemporary urbanism across North America, Europe, and Australasia. He has taught as a visiting faculty member at Harvard University, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, and Rice University. He is an honorary member of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, and in 2006 was recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship in Landscape Architecture at the American Academy in Rome.
Jarrett Walker, Principal Consultant and Author, MRCagney, HumanTransit.org
Jarrett Walker has been a consultant in transit planning and policy for over 20 years, including four years based in Australia. He has led the planning on more than 30 network redesign projects, encompassing issues such as downtown circulation, bus-rail integration, timed-transfer scheduling, and bus rapid transit.
The integration of transit with urbanism is one of his central concerns. He has provided transit advice on numerous land use plans, ranging from greenfield suburbs to high-density rapid transit station areas, and has also worked on major projects for the Cities of Seattle and Minneapolis dealing with multi-modal downtown planning problems as well as citywide transit visions.
He holds a Ph. D. in a humanities field from Stanford University and is currently Principal Consultant with the Australian consulting firm MRCagney, where he divides his time between North America and Australia. He is the author of the popular weblog HumanTransit.org, which covers a range of transit policy and planning issues for an international audience. His book Human Transit is due out in the fall of 2011 from Island Press.
Yan Wang, AICP, LEED AP, Vice-President, Director of Planning , The HOK Planning Group - China
Mr. Wang is currently the HOK Director of Planning in Beijing, China, following two years as the Director of Urban Design in the Chicago office. Before joining HOK, he spent eight years with Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC (WRT) in Philadelphia. Prior to immigrating to the U.S., he worked in Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo for more than ten years as an architect, urban designer and consultant to developers and other clients. Initially educated as an architect, his early work was oriented toward building design. However, after earning his planning degree and focusing on cultivating his urban design skills, he gained valuable knowledge of environmental systems and landscape architecture from Ian McHarg, founder of WRT and an influential landscape planner. Environmentalism and urbanism are two consistent pieces found throughout Mr. Wang’s work, including mixed-use real estate development, large and small scale master planning, community and resort design, and downtown revitalization plans in the U.S. and overseas. For years, Mr. Wang has also actively supported the American Planning Association’s outreach program in China. He is a guest lecturer and hosts the training sessions for delegates of mayors of Chinese cities that visit the U.S., and supports the U.S.–China scholar exchange program each year. Mr. Wang has introduced and translated several urban design position papers in China, and is a contributing editor for New International Landscape, a professional and bilingual magazine based in Shanghai and Australia. In addition to being a very talented urban designer, Mr. Wang is also skilled illustrator with superb graphic communication skills in the creation of both in freehand sketching and computer-generated drawings.
Charles D. Warren, Architect, Charles Warren Architect
Charles D. Warren is an architect and author. Since 1987 he has led the Manhattan based practice Charles Warren Architect p.c. The firm has worked extensively in the New York metropolitan area and completed houses, commercial buildings, gardens, and other projects from New England to Florida. Careful attention to historic, geographic, and ecological contexts has led to successful projects in historic districts, environmentally sensitive coastal areas, and within planned towns. This work has been featured in books and magazines in the United States and Europe.
Warren began his professional career with Robert A.M. Stern Architects in 1979 where he worked for six years as a lead designer on projects including private residences, urban planning proposals, and institutional buildings. During this period he also worked briefly for Peter Gluck & Associates. In 1990-91, after starting his practice, Warren served as Town Architect of Seaside, Florida, an early example of New Urbanism designed by town planners Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co.
University level teaching has always been a part of Warren’s career. During his graduate studies he was a teaching assistant in the Columbia College architectural design studio. In 1987 he was awarded the Muschenheim Fellowship at the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning. As a visiting assistant professor there, he taught design studios and seminars on architectural theory. He has also taught design studios and seminars at Catholic University in Washington and The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America in New York. He has served on numerous peer review and student juries for professional organizations and universities.
In addition to his architectural practice, Charles Warren has published books and essays on architecture and town planning. He has written for Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Inland Architecture, and The Classicist. He is the author of introductory essays for new editions of The Architecture of Charles A. Platt (Acanthus Press) and John Nolen’s 1927 classic New Towns for Old (LALH & University of Massachusetts Press). He is coauthor of the two volume monograph - Carrère & Hastings, Architects (Acanthus Press). He has been awarded grants supporting these projects by the Nolen Research Fund at Cornell University and the Graham Foundation.
Warren was born in Rochester, New York in 1954. He studied fine arts at California Institute of the Arts, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in fine arts from Skidmore College in 1976. In 1980 he received a Master of Architecture from Columbia University where he was awarded a Kinne travel fellowship and the Lowenfish prize for design. Warren is a member of the American Institute of Architects, The Congress for the New Urbanism, The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America, and The Architectural League of New York. He served for ten years as treasurer and trustee of the Library of American Landscape Architecture.
Michael D. Watkins, AIA, AICP, LEED AP,CNU-A, Architect, Mike Watkins Architecture
After 19 years with Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, Mr. Watkins enrolled last fall in the inaugural year of a new program being jointly offered by The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America (in NYC) and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The one-year program will lead to a Master's of Science in Architecture with a Concentration in Classical Design. Mr. Watkins served as Director of Town Planning for Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company. In 1988, Mr. Watkins opened the Washington, D.C. office of this Miami-based architecture and town planning firm. Since that time, he served as the Town Architect for Kentlands, a 352-acre neo-traditional neighborhood northwest of Washington, D.C. In Kentlands, Mr. Watkins was responsible for neighborhood design development, review of engineering drawings, and review of architectural designs submitted by builders for compliance with the Kentlands Design Code. He was also the project manager and town architect for numerous other neo-traditional neighborhoods. He has been a member of design teams for over seventy towns and neighborhoods in the United States and abroad. Mr. Watkins is one of the co-authors with Andres Duany of the SmartCode, a zoning ordinance that, once adopted, legalizes the development of traditional neighborhoods. The SmartCode has been very well received by many municipalities in the Gulf Coast region as they seek to rebuild themselves in the traditional pattern rather than in the pattern of suburban sprawl. In 2003 Mr. Watkins edited and produced The Guidebook to the Old and New Urbanism in the Baltimore / Washington Region.
June Williamson, Associate Professor of Architecture - Spitzer School of Architecture, The City College of New York/CUNY
June Williamson, RA, LEED AP, is associate professor of architecture at The City College of New York/CUNY and co-author, with Ellen Dunham-Jones, of "Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs." She has practiced architecture and urban design in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Salt Lake City and Boston. Her writing has been published in the book "Writing Urbanism: A Design Reader" as well as the journals Places, Harvard Design Magazine, Urban Land, the Journal of Urbanism, and Thresholds.
Lisa Wise, President, Lisa Wise Consulting, Inc.
As a planner and Certified Public Accountant, Ms. Wise has 20 years of professional experience in land use planning, accounting, and finance. Lisa has focused on comprehensive planning, zoning ordinances, habitat conservation plans and economics and has managed many complex projects throughout the State. Recent projects include development code updates for the City of Livermore, Marin and Santa Barbara Counties, the update of the City of Ventura General Plan and Downtown Specific Plan and Code, a Benicia Specific Plan and Code, several housing elements, inclusionary and employee housing studies, and financial feasibility studies for Port San Luis, the City of Morro Bay, and the City of Hayward. Prior to starting her firm in December 2006, Lisa was with Crawford, Multari & Clark Associates (CMCA).
From 1990 to 1999, Ms. Wise was a manager in the securities and commodities division at PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP (PWC) in Chicago and New York City (PWC is one of the "Big 4" international accounting firms and provides financial services and management consulting). At PWC, her primary responsibilities included managing large international financial services engagements, building client relationships, mentoring junior staff, and teaching in-house classes.
Ms. Wise graduated from the Master of City and Regional Planning Program at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in 2001. While attending Cal Poly, Lisa worked for both the County of San Luis Obispo in the Housing and Economic Development Division and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. In addition to a City and Regional Planning Masters Degree, Ms. Wise has a Masters Degree in Accountancy from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.
Ms. Wise has returned to California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo as a member of the part-time lecture staff in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Classes include community planning labs (CRP 410 and 411), population and housing (CRP 442) and real estate feasibility (CRP 520 and CM 475).
Carl Wren, Chief Engineer, Austin Fire Department
Carl Wren is the Austin Fire Department’s supervising fire protection engineer, overseeing the engineers who apply fire codes to Austin’s buildings and developments. He sits on several National Fire Protection Association and International Code Council code committees, and was a participating alternate member of the International Fire Code Initial Drafting Committee. He served on the Texas Commission on Fire Protection from 1995 to 2006. A Central Texas native, Carl earned a B.S. in (nuclear) Radiation Protection Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1978. He began his career in fire protection engineering with the Houston Lighting and Power Co. (now Reliant Energy).
Carol Wyant, Executive Director, Form-Based Codes Institute
Drawing on her experiences in commercial real estate development and leadership of not-for-profit historic preservation state and national organizations, Carol Wyant has been involved with design and preservation of the built environment for over 30 years. In addition to serving as Founding Board Member and Executive Director of FBCI, Wyant also lends her consulting expertise to advocate for preservation of historically and architecturally significant sites and structures, context appropriate new design and land use strategies, and community beautification.
For Wyant, historic preservation is much more than preserving individual buildings. It is about protecting and nurturing neighborhoods, and the histories and stories they embody. Wyant lives in Oak Park, a beautiful and walkable19th century train suburb of Chicago, and takes the Elevated Train to her office in Chicago’s Loop. Wyant was attracted to Form-Based Coding because of its ability to protect and/or revitalize the historic places she loves.
Sue Zielinski, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Sue Zielinski is one of the pioneers and leading experts on New Mobility, with consulting and public speaking experience in many countries. She is the Managing Director of SMART (Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation) at the University of Michigan, as well as a Lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning. Just before joining SMART, Susan spent a year as a Harvard Loeb Fellow focusing on New Mobility innovation and leadership. Prior to 2004, she co-founded and directed Moving the Economy (MTE), a Canada-wide “link tank” that works to catalyze and support sustainable urban transportation innovation as well as New Mobility industry development, an integrated industry approach developed at MTE. As a transportation planner for the City of Toronto, she worked for over 15 years developing and leading transportation and liveability policies and initiatives. She has advised on a range of local, national, and international initiatives, including the National Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency, Transport Canada’s Sustainable Development Advisory Committee, the Gridlock Panel of the Ontario Smart Growth Initiative, the OECD’s Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Project, the King of Sweden’s jury of the Stockholm Partnerships for Sustainable Cities, and the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT). She was also a long-time board member of Canada’s Center for Sustainable Transportation and founding board member of the Green Tourism Association.
Todd Zimmerman, Co-Managing Director, Zimmerman/Volk Associates, Inc.
Todd Zimmerman is a managing director of Zimmerman/Volk Associates, the New Jersey-based research and development consulting company. ZVA is generally acknowledged by the country’s most experienced practitioners of the New Urbanism to be the leading expert on the residential market feasibility of mixed-income, compact, traditional and sustainable communities. ZVA’s work ranges from urban redevelopment to desert new towns; from new mixed-income inner-city neighborhoods to high-end beachfront resorts. Using its unique target market methodology, ZVA has established the optimum market position for hundreds of proposed urban redevelopments and new urban communities in 44 states from New England to Hawaii. Zimmerman was one of the framers of the Charter of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and is a member of the CNU Board of Directors and executive committee. He is a frequent speaker—on housing, households, urban and regional settlement patterns, and compact and sustainable development.
Andrew Zitofsky, LEED AP, Project Director, Dover Kohl & Partners
Andrew Zitofsky has been a member of the Dover, Kohl & Partners team since 2004. While participating in over 25 design charrettes and workshops as both a project director and urban planner, he gained extensive experience working on both public and private urban planning projects, including downtown, city-wide and corridor master plans, and form-based codes that help catalyze and implement change. Well-versed in the tools and techniques of form-based coding, including local calibration of the SmartCode, he served as a guest facilitator at the 2006 SmartCode Pro Calibration Workshop in Miami. Andrew contributed to the book Form-Based Codes by Daniel Parolek, Karen Parolek and Paul Crawford and The SmartCode Solution to Sprawl by Chad Emerson. He is certified by the National Charrette Institute as a charrette planner and has directed several Dover-Kohl charrettes.