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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.
Brian Bigelow, Commissioner, Lee County Government
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.
Tim Blumenthal, President, Bikes Belong Coalition, Bikes Belong Foundation
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.
Connie Bosma, Branch Chief, Municipal Permits Division, U.S. EPA
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.
Dan Brinkman, Leasing Agent, DSI
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.
Daniel Byrne, Director - Mixed-Use Planning and Development , LiveWorkLearnPlay Inc.
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, Chief Operating Officer, Gorman & Company, Inc.
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.
Steve Cover, Director of Planning & Community & Economic Development, City of Madison, WI
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.
Dan Day, Project Engineer
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.
Adam Ducker, Managing Director, RCLCO
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.
John Dutton, Principal, Dutton Architects
Chad Emerson, Director of Development, City of Montgomery
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.
Daniel Erdman, Owner, Erdman Enterprises
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.
Christoph Gielen, Author
Christoph Gielen specializes in photographic aerial studies of urban development in its relation to land use, exploring the intersection of art and environmental politics.
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, Documentary Songmaker, City Councilperson, City of Pine Lake, Georgia
"Our land passes in and out of our bodies just as our bodies pass in and out of our land." -Wendell Berry
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.
Wendy Holmes, Senior VP, Consulting and Strategic Partnerships at Artspace Projects , ArtSpace
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.
James Hulme, The Prince's Foundation
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.
Bruce Jacobson, Jacobson & Wack
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
Doug Johnson, SASY Neighborhood Association Council Member, Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara Neighborhood Association (SASY)
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.
Kit Keller, Executive Director, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
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.
Margaret Krome, Policy Program Director, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
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 Transpor