Form-Based Codes Institute at Smart Growth America

Sean Suder, Esq., LEED AP

Lead Principal
Cincinnati, OH
FBCI Involvement

Sean is a frequent author and speaker on matters of real estate and zoning and is regularly hired by lawyers and law firms to serve as an expert witness in zoning cases.

Sean has worked on developments in both suburban and urban settings, including numerous urban infill and historic redevelopment projects.

He gained extensive knowledge and experience in local government by serving as Chief Counsel for Land Use and Planning for the City of Cincinnati from 2010 to 2014. In that role, he served as lead counsel for the city’s new zoning and land development code and award-winning historic preservation ordinance. Sean also represented the city in all land use, zoning and historic preservation matters, including representing and advising the Department of City Planning, the City Planning Commission, the Historic Conservation Board, Board of Building Appeals, and the Zoning Board of Appeals.