Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Brandon Palanker

Founder and President
3BL Strategies
Dallas, TX
FBCI Involvement

Brandon Palanker is V.P. of Marketing & Public Affairs for Renaissance Downtowns in the Greater New York City area.  His 15 years of experience in marketing and strategic communications has also focused on real estate development. Currently, he is engaged in the mixed-use, transit oriented development of suburban downtowns according to a triple bottom line philosophy of social, economic and environmental responsibility. He has been actively involved in the development and execution of nationally renowned programs that include Crowdsourced Placemaking, a grass roots, social media campaign that allows for significant community involvement and engagement throughout the planning and development process. The firm has been involved in the creation of some of the most progressive zoning codes in the nation, including the first, truly live Form Based Code for a large scale downtown redevelopment, in the Village of Hempstead, NY. Brandon is a also member of the Urban Land Institutes Mixed-Use Development Council, and a Board Member of the Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook.