Planning NEXT principal Jamie A. Greene was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners at the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference in Phoenix earlier this month. The College of Fellows is the planning profession’s highest honor – of the association’s 40,000 plus members, only around 500 currently hold the FAICP designation.
Throughout his career, Mr. Greene has worked across 23 states and internationally. His accomplishments across the country have resulted in recognition by seven state American Planning Association Chapters, including Alabama, Indiana, Ohio, and Hawaii. Jamie has built a reputation as a national thought leader and pioneer in community engagement in the planning process through his ability to help communities capitalize on their unique assets and foster a sense of pride throughout the planning process. Examples of his work span from Imagine New York, a visioning process which engaged 4,000 community members from three states to heal from the tragedy of September 11, 2001 in New York City to 200Columbus, a transformative visioning process for the City’s bicentennial. He is currently helping to implement a Creative Campus in conjunction with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and Columbus State Community College. Other local planning initiatives include work with the Cities of Dublin, Grove City and Gahanna.
“Throughout his 20+ year career, Mr. Greene has remained consistently and enthusiastically dedicated to advancing the profession of planning, catalyzing change in communities nationwide, serving his community in Central Ohio, and seeing the results of these efforts implemented according to their vision,” commented Todd Kinskey, AICP, president of the Ohio Chapter of the American Planning Association.
Two examples of nationally awarded plans are Plan Cincinnati, winner of the 2014 national American Planning Association’s Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan; and the East Franklinton Creative Community District Plan, winner of a 2014 national American Planning Association Planning Excellence Award and a 2013 Honorable Mention from the Congress for the New Urbanism.