James E. Tischler, FAICP

James Tischler is a planning practitioner who intensely cares about the form, quality, and redevelopment of urban places. He is a national leader in the brownfields, placemaking, urbanism, and land banking movements, aligning them to be a powerful resiliency force. He initiated and encouraged the adoption of form-based codes in Michigan communities and across the nation. His pioneering work merging these disciplines are national case studies, and his leadership in the recovery and establishment of the Frenchtown Settlement/River Raisin National Battlefield was first to align archeology, interpretation, and natural systems in a site reuse context for the National Park System.