Planning Directors

October 29, 2016, 7am PDT
Bradenton, a medium-sized city on the Gulf Coast of Florida, offers a case study in affordable housing policy.
Bradenton Herald
August 11, 2016, 8am PDT
Vancouver has a new chief planner, and a former chief planner already has a to-do list for the new guy.
Daily Hive
Feature
March 3, 2016, 5am PST
The latest installment of the "Planners Across America" series visits Columbus, Ohio, for a conversation with Planning Administrator Kevin Wheeler.
Josh Stephens
January 5, 2016, 2pm PST
Mayor Eric Garcetti has nominated Vince Bertoni to lead the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. Bertoni is currently the planning director of the city of Pasadena.
Los Angeles Times
Feature
October 12, 2015, 5am PDT
Garry Jastrzab, executive director of the Philadelphia Planning Commission, explains how a new comprehensive plan and a focus on the public realm guide the city as it searches for a balance between the old with the new.
Josh Stephens
Feature
September 21, 2015, 7am PDT
The latest installment of the Planners Across America series interviews John Rahaim, planning director for the City and County of San Francisco, about the heightened passions and perpetual controversies of planning in the City by the Bay.
Josh Stephens
August 13, 2015, 8am PDT
Brian Jackson will retire after stepping down from his position as chief planner for the city of Vancouver.
The Globe and Mail
Feature
April 30, 2015, 5am PDT
The first in the "Planners Across America" series features Indianapolis' Adam Thies, who shares insights into doing more with less, the limits of long range planning at the municipal level, and why planners should be real estate experts.
Josh Stephens
April 28, 2015, 1pm PDT
Pittsburgh Planning Director Ray Gastil was profiled by Pittsburgh Magazine.
Pittsburgh Magazine
January 7, 2015, 5am PST
Washington D.C. made a high-profile hire to run its Office of Planning: the former director of community and economic development of Salt Lake City, Eric Shaw.
Greater Greater Washington
Feature
October 27, 2014, 5am PDT
The following interview, as published in the 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, features Peter Park, owner of Peter J Park, LLC and an instructor at the University of Colorado-Denver and Harvard University.
Peter Park
October 15, 2014, 2pm PDT
In the second in a series of posts, PlannersWeb recently posted the results of a poll asking: "What are the skills you’ve found most important in serving on a planning commission?"
PlannersWeb
June 26, 2011, 1pm PDT
Will Spence has been named the new director of the Maui County Dept. of Planning. Spence says one of his goals is to change how the department interacts with the public.
The Maui News
August 29, 2010, 11am PDT
Gail Goldberg recently left the helm of the City of Los Angeles' City Planning Department. <em>AIA Los Angeles</em> takes a look back at her four-year tenure and the positive impacts she made.
AIA Los Angeles
July 27, 2010, 8am PDT
It's been nearly three weeks since Los Angeles Planning Director Gail Goldberg resigned. Now, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has nominated a new director: Michael LoGrande.
California Planning and Development Report
November 9, 2009, 7am PST
Put the chief planners of seven of North America's most progressive cities in a room and ask about their challenges, they inevitably point to the overriding role of the political leaders they serve. Expanding public open space also was raised.
S.F. Streetsblog