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 to elevate the quality of the built environment. He leads the initiatives Light Imprint and Learning Cottages. Light Imprint integrates Sustainability and Community Design. Learning Cottages are small scale neighborhood schools and campuses. Tom is also the creator of Mixopoly, a hands-on design workshop on placemaking for a healthy, sustainable built environment. Tom made numerous presentations, conducted workshops, and participated in webinars for the CNU, AIA, APA, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Sierra Club, New Partners for Smart Growth, Railvolution, the National Town Builders Association, the United States Green Building Council, and the Form-based Code Institute.