Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Ana Gelabert-Sanchez

Ana Gelabert-Sanchez Principal
Gelabert-Sanchez & Associates
411 Hardee Road
Coral Gables, FL

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 director for the city of Miami from 1998 to 2010, where she led the Miami 21 rezoning initiative to make Miami a more sustainable, pedestrian-friendly and better-planned city. Miami was the first major U.S. city to adopt a form-based zoning citywide code. Miami 21 won numerous awards, including the American Planning Association National Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice in 2011.

Gelabert-Sanchez holds bachelor degrees in architecture and fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and a master’s in landscape architecture from Harvard University. She was named Top Public Official of the year for 2010 by Governing magazine and received the CNU Groves Award on Leadership and Vision in 2011.

She is currently Principal of Gelabert-Sanchez & Associates, a Planning and Design consulting firm. She is a Faculty Advisor to the Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership Fellowship and a Design Critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.