Deborah Lawlor, FAICP

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12 High Wood Road
United States

FAICP Statement

For 30 years Debbie Lawlor has been a leader in regional and environmental planning in New Jersey. Her facilitation skills have led to successful multiparty agreements and mixed use projects balancing economic growth and environmental enhancement. She is known for many innovative sustainability initiatives that educate and assist municipalities, businesses, and the general public. A strong believer in volunteerism, Debbie has devoted time mentoring hundreds of planning and design students in the New York metropolitan area, held numerous civic leadership positions, and served the American Planning Association through New Jersey chapter leadership and as an AICP Commissioner. Inducted 2012.

Professional Biography

Debbie Alaimo Lawlor, FAICP, PP has over 35 years of experience specializing in land use and environmental planning. She is Principal Associate and Discipline Leader for Planning Services for Colliers Engineering & Design, a multi-discipline consulting firm serving public and private sector clients nationwide. She manages a team of planners specializing in zoning, master planning, redevelopment, affordable housing, resiliency planning, and community engagement. Debbie previously worked as Chief Planner for the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (now known as the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.). A dedicated member of the American Planning Association (APA), Debbie is Immediate Past President of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). She has also served as an AICP Commissioner, Vice Chair of State Planning for the Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division, and 1st and 2nd Vice President, as well as Northeast Area Representative for APA-NJ. She was honored in 2009 with the APA-NJ Distinguished Service Award. Debbie has a B.S. in Environmental Planning and Design and a M.A. in Geography, both from Rutgers University.


225098 | Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Graduation Date: January, 1985
Degree Level: Graduate

225098 | Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Graduation Date: May, 1980
Degree Level: Undergraduate
Planning Degree