Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Geoff Dyer

B&A Planning Group
Calgary, Alberta
FBCI Involvement

Geoff joins B&A as an accomplished urban designer, most recently serving as the CEO and Director of Design for the Downtown Development Authority in Lafayette, Louisiana (the regional hub for Cajun and Creole culture).  Geoff was previously the Principal and Director of Design for Placemakers LLC and Owner, Principal of Placemakers Canada Inc. where he ran a successful Calgary, Alberta-based urban design firm, focused exclusively on the design and implementation of walkable, mixed-use urbanism. Geoff has completed over 100 projects in 18 U.S. States and 4 Canadian Provinces over the course of a decade.  He was recently named as the CEO for the Lafayette DDA where he also leads a Downtown membership-based non-profit organization and continues to fulfill his original role as Director of Design, building and implementing an ambitious downtown redevelopment plan.  He is a regular educator, lecturer, and writer on the subject of sustainable urbanism, urban design, and alternative land use regulations and development standards – particularly, form-based codes and the SmartCode.   Geoff holds a Masters in Environmental Design (Urban Design) from the University of Calgary, is a Knight Fellow in Community Building from the University of Miami, is accredited by the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU-A), and is a member of the New Urban Guild