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Instructors

Rick BernhardtRick Bernhardt, FAICP

A town planner for over 30 years, Rick is Executive Director of the Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Planning Department. Rick’s practice has focused on creating sustainable communities, neighborhoods and places through…more

Jason Beske, AICP
www.ncpc.gov

Jason Beske is Senior Urban Planner at the National Capital Planning Commission, where he works on a number of federal initiatives related to parks, memorials and museums in Washington, DC. and its…more

Keith Covington
www.thirdcoastdesignstudio.com

Keith Covington is Principal of the Third Coast Design Studio.  As a registered architect, he brings over 20 years of professional experience in urban design, land planning, and architecture to Third Coast…more

James DoughertyJames Dougherty
www.doverkohl.com

James Dougherty, AICP, CNU, ASAI is the Director of Design at Dover, Kohl & Partners, in Coral Gables, Florida. James has dedicated his career to helping communities envision and implement…more

Victor DoverVictor Dover, FAICP
www.doverkohl.com

Victor Dover is principal in the town planning firm of Dover, Kohl & Partners. His practice focuses on the creation and regeneration of sound neighborhoods as the fundamental component of…more

Roger EastmanRoger Eastman, AICP

After a 25-year planning career for local government in Arizona, Roger Eastman works for Lisa Wise Consulting LLC as Director of Development Codes and Planning. Throughout his career he has…more

Geoff Ferrell
www.ferrell-madden.com

Geoffrey Ferrell is one of the originators of the modern practice of Form-Based Codes. His work ranges from site-specific urban designs to zoning-toolkits to replace Euclidean zones – development regulations…more

Jonathan FordJonathan Ford
www.morrisbeacon.com

Jonathan Ford, PE is a licensed Professional Engineer and founder of Morris Beacon Design, a New Urbanist civil engineering and urban design consulting firm in Providence, RI. He is a…more

Norman Garrick, Ph.D.

Norman Garrick is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He specializes in the planning and design of urban transportation systems especially as they relate to sustainability,…more

Ana Gelabert-SanchezAna Gelabert-Sanchez

Ana Gelabert-Sanchez 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…more

Andrew GeorgiadisAndrew Georgiadis

Andrew Georgiadis, with Dover, Kohl & Partners, Coral Gables, FL, since 2001, has participated in over 50 design charrettes with the firm. He produces many of the firm’s watercolor renderings…more

Robert Gibbs, AICP, ASLA, CNU-A
www.gibbsplanning.com

Robert Gibbs is a leading urban planning consultant who has contributed to master plans across the U.S.  He also planned Michigan’s first ten New Urban communities and Form-Based Codes.  He…more

Mark Gillem, Ph.D., AICP, FAIA

Mark Gillem is an Associate Professor at the University of Oregon, teaching architecture and urban design through a joint appointment in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. In the…more

Richard HallRichard A. Hall
www.hpe-inc.com

Richard A. Hall is President of Hall Planning & Engineering, Inc. (HPE) for the past 19 years. He is a registered transportation engineer in 19 states, covering transportation practice areas.…more

Karen Haluza, AICP

Karen Haluza is a nationally-recognized planning practitioner who has over 20 years of experience in local government working in the fields of city administration, redevelopment and planning.  Ms. Haluza currently…more

Susan HendersonSusan Henderson
www.placemakers.com/

Susan Henderson is a founding Principal of PlaceMakers, LLC. She is Director of Coding and Design and oversees PlaceMakers’ design services, including Planning and Zoning. Susan graduated from Ball State…more

James HillJames Hill
www.civic-design.com

James Hill is the managing principal of Civic Design Associates, an urban planning and architecture firm in Houston. His firm engages in a wide range of community master plans, traditional…more

Jennifer HurleyJennifer L. Hurley, AICP, CNU-A, NJPP
www.hfadesign.com

Jennifer L. Hurley has 16 years of professional experience facilitating public involvement in planning and development issues. She has been active in the new urban movement for over ten years,…more

Peter KatzPeter Katz

Peter Katz played a catalytic role in launching the New Urbanism. He wrote the seminal book, The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community, and founded the Congress for the…more

Marina KhouryMarina Khoury RA CNU LEED
www.dpz.com

Marina Khoury is a partner at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company and Director of its Washington D.C. office since 2007.  She is a licensed architect and town planner with 20 years…more

Jason KingJason King
www.doverkohl.com

Jason King has been Project Director at Dover, Kohl & Partners since 2005, gaining extensive experience with comprehensive planning and form-based codes, with a specialty in city and town design.…more

Kevin KlinkenbergKevin Klinkenberg
kevinklinkenberg.com

Kevin Klinkenberg is Executive Director for the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority in Savannah, GA. He has explored his passion for walkable communities for more than 20 years. A Fellow…more

Joseph KohlJoseph Kohl, CNU-A
www.doverkohl.com

Joseph Kohl has been practicing professionally with Dover, Kohl & Partners, based in Coral Gables, Florida, since 1987. His clients have taken him across the United States and around the…more

Matt LawlorMatt Lawlor
www.rc.com

Matt Lawlor is a partner in the Boston office of Robinson & Cole, LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Development Group, focusing his practice on…more

Bill LennertzBill Lennertz
www.charretteinstitute.org/

Bill is co-founder and Executive Director of the National Charrette Institute, and co-author of the authoritative book, The Charrette Handbook. With Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, and as a partner in…more

Jim LindbergJames Lindberg

Jim Lindberg is Director of Preservation Initiatives in the Mountains/Plains office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, located in Denver. Jim completed FBCI’s three-course series and recently finished four…more

Tom LowTom Low
www.civicbydesign.com/

Tom Low is a registered architect and certified planner. Tom has completed over 150 charrettes and continues directing numerous projects. He is Director of Civic By Design, with the mission…more

Mary MaddenMary Madden, AICP
www.ferrell-madden.com

Mary Madden has nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of urban planning and design, community development, and historic preservation at the federal, state, and local levels. Her recent…more

John MassengaleJohn Massengale
urbanist.massengale.com

John Massengale is an international thought leader on the connections between urban design, architecture, placemaking, and walkability. Co-author with Victor Dover, FAICP, of Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities…more

John Miki, LEED AP
www.opticosdesign.com

John Miki’s detail-oriented background and architectural training add depth and bring expertise to planning and form-based coding projects. His keen understanding of digital technology combined with a passion for urban…more

Jayashree NarayanaJayashree Narayana, AICP, CNU-A

Jayashree Narayana is Principal of Livable Plans & Codes, a planning and urban design firm focused on developing master plans for walkable mixed-use and implementation through zoning tools, with specific…more

Charles Nash

Charles is an executive vice president with Transwestern’s tenant advisory services group in Chicago, providing counseling, advisory and tenant representation services to corporate clients. Charles formally served as president and chief…more

Leslie OberholtzerLeslie Oberholtzer, AICP, RLA, LEED AP
www.codametrics.com/#places-that-inspire

Leslie Oberholtzer is a principal and Director of Planning at CodaMetrics, a boutique planning lab in Chicago, Illinois.  With over 25 years experience in urban design and smart growth planning,…more

Peter Park

Peter Park served as planning director of two large U. S. cities over the last 16 years. In Milwaukee and Denver, his integrated approach to comprehensive planning, urban design, and…more

Daniel ParolekDaniel Parolek, CNU-A
www.opticosdesign.com

Daniel Parolek is the founding principal of Opticos Design in Berkeley, California. He has a passion for working with clients to create healthy sustainable communities through the application of New…more

Karen ParolekKaren Parolek
www.opticosdesign.com

Clarity, simplicity, and ease-of-use are core values of modern form-based codes. Karen Parolek is leading the way towards establishing standards of code usability and communicating those standards to a growing…more

Hiram W. Peck III, AICP

Hiram Peck is Director of Community Planning and Development in Simsbury, Connecticut (CT), where he has worked extensively on consensus building processes. His efforts have involved community design charrettes and…more

Stefan PellegriniStefan Pellegrini, AICP
www.opticosdesign.com

Stefan Pellegrini is Principal and Vice President at Opticos Design, Inc. At Opticos, Stefan has worked on new town design, community revitalization, residential and civic buildings. He possesses a masterful…more

Tony PerezTony Perez
www.opticosdesign.com

Tony Perez has over 25 years of public and private sector experience with a focus on organizing and writing specific plans and master plans. In the past 12 years, Tony…more

Scott PolikovScott Polikov
www.gatewayplanning.com

President of Gateway Planning, a Vialta Group Partner, Scott is a town planner who started his professional life practicing law in Washington, D.C. Returning to Texas, he served on the…more

Stefanos PolyzoidesStefanos Polyzoides
www.mparchitects.com

Stefanos Polyzoides, a co-founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism, is co-principal of the architecture and urbanist firm, Moule & Polyzoides, which he formed in 1982 with Elizabeth Moule.…more

Samuel PooleSamuel E. Poole III
www.bergersingerman.com

With over twenty-five years of public and private sector experience in federal, state and local planning, Mr. Poole serves clients with his unique skill to anticipate and resolve constraints on…more

Steve PriceSteve Price
www.urban-advantage.com

A picture is worth a thousand words. Nothing is truer when it comes to explaining how cities physically work. Steve Price communicates the design principles of walkable urbanism through photo-realistic…more

George ProakisGeorge Proakis, AICP

George Proakis, AICP is the Director of Planning for the City of Somerville, Massachusetts, a city of 77,000 with the highest residential density of any community in New England. He…more

Kaizer RangwalaKaizer Rangwala, AICP, CNU-A
www.rangwalaassoc.com

Kaizer Rangwala is the founding principal of Rangwala Associates, a town-planning firm that practices the principles of smart growth and walkable urbanism. Kaizer’s training and experience as an architect, city…more

Milt Rhodes, AICP

Milt Rhodes is an urban designer and environmental planner who works to ensure that natural resources become a part of a longer lasting effort in civic place-making and sustainable development.…more

Joel RussellJoel Russell
www.joelrussell.com

Joel is a planning consultant and land use attorney and Principal of Joel Russell Associates in Northampton, MA.  Joel served as FBCI’s executive director during 2014-2015, after more than 25…more

David SargentDavid Sargent
www.sargenttownplanning.com

David Sargent is the founding principal of Sargent Town Planning and has practiced architecture and town planning for 30 years, focusing for the past 20 on the design of pedestrian-oriented…more

Robert SitkowskiRobert J. Sitkowski, Esq, AICP
www.planning.uconn.edu

Bob Sitkowski is a lawyer who focuses his practice on the legal aspects of smart growth, sustainable development, and new urbanism. He has significant experience in evaluating, drafting, and implementing…more

Daniel SloneDaniel K. Slone, Esq.
www.mcguirewoods.com

“Is it legal?” Dan Slone has been answering that question regarding codes for 25 years. He has written or helped write traditional neighborhood development codes, Smart Codes and other form-based…more

Sandy SorlienSandy Sorlien
www.bungalowstudio.org

Sandy Sorlien is a principal author of the SmartCode & Manual, the coordinator of SmartCodeCentral.com, and the founding teacher of the SmartCode Local master classes. She has edited several versions…more

Bill SpikowskiBill Spikowski, FAICP
www.spikowski.com

Bill Spikowski is a veteran advisor to local governments and a pioneer in the development of form-based codes. He’s prepared community plans, redevelopment plans, and codes for cities and counties…more

Frank StarkeyFrank Starkey, CNU-A

Frank Starkey is co-founder (with his brother, Trey) of Longleaf, a 568-acre Traditional Neighborhood Development just northwest of Tampa, Florida. From 2005 through 2012 Frank and Trey oversaw planning, entitlements…more

Charles WolfCharles Wolfe

Chuck Wolfe is a Seattle-based attorney specializing in innovative land use regulatory tools and development techniques. He’s worked for governments and for private clients to bring successful infill development and…more

Carol WyantCarol Wyant, AIA Honorary
www.pathfinderconsulting.org

Drawing on her experiences in commercial real estate development, and leadership of not-for-profit historic preservation state and national organizations, Carol Wyant has been involved with design and preservation of the…more

Christopher ZimmermanChristopher Zimmerman

Christopher Zimmerman is Vice President for Economic Development at Smart Growth America, and Director of the Governorsí Institute on Community Design. In this capacity he provides technical assistance to local…more

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