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Guest on The Infra Blog: Paul Farmer, FAICP, The American Planning Association

Posted by Content Coordinator on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Paul FarmerPaul Farmer, FAICP, is Chief Executive Officer of the American Planning Association (APA) and APA’s professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He has primary responsibility for the long-term strategic direction of the association, in concert with elected leadership. He is responsible for representing the leadership of the association, its members and the interests of planning with partners and with the public. He is the prime spokesperson for APA. He is also president of the Planning Foundation.

Mr. Farmer has consulted in Asia, Europe and North America, and has written and lectured extensively. Mr. Farmer has both B. Architecture and B.A. degrees from Rice University and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Cornell University. Mr. Farmer received a Design Excellence Award from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Progressive Architecture award.  He is a recipient of the Dale Prize from Cal Poly Pomona and has been awarded the status of Hon. ASLA by the American Society of Landscape Architects and Hon. RTPI by the Royal Town Planning Institute. Mr. Farmer is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

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