Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America


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

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

Keith Covington is Principal of Common Ground Urban Design + Planning.  As a registered architect, he brings over 20 years of professional experience in urban design, land planning, and architecture. Keith earned…more

James DoughertyJames Dougherty

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

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

Justin Falango

An architect and urban designer by trade, Justin has been involved with scores of projects throughout the US and abroad over the last 15 years. His extensive work with form-based…more

Geoff Ferrell, At Large

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

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, AICP, has over 25 years experience in the Planning field. In 2011 she was awarded a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She was planning…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

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

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

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

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, Chair

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 Khoury, RA, CNU, LEED, Immediate Past Chair

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

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

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, Codes for Communities Committee Chair

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 LawlorMatthew J. Lawlor

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leslie is a principal at Codametrics, a planning collaborative based in Evanston, Illinois. With over 25 years of experience in urban design and smart growth planning, she works to promote…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

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, Vice Chair

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

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 Perez, Education Committee Chair

With 34 years of experience, including 12 as a public sector planner, Tony Perez has spent the last 22 years helping communities improve their zoning codes with a focus on…more

Scott PolikovScott Polikov

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

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

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

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 Proakis, AICP, Nominating Committee Chair

George Proakis, AICP serves as the Executive Director of the Office of Strategy Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) for the City of Somerville, Massachusetts.  In this role, he manages a…more

Kaizer RangwalaKaizer Rangwala, AICP, CNU-A

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

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 Sargent

David Sargent has practiced architecture and urban planning and design for nearly 40 years, since 1992 focusing his practice on pedestrian- and transit-oriented neighborhoods, districts, corridors, towns and cities. He…more

Robert SitkowskiRobert J. Sitkowski, Esq, AICP

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.

“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

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

Bill SpikowskiBill Spikowski, FAICP

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

Michael Weich

Michael Weich is a senior project manager and designer at DPZ with over 14 years of experience in planning and urban and architectural design, including regional plans, mixed-use new towns,…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

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 Governors’ Institute on Community Design. In this capacity he provides technical assistance to local…more