Building Sustainability and Resilience into Local Planning Agencies

PAS Memo — January-February 2018

By Wayne Feiden, FAICP


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Does your jurisdiction plan for sustainability or resiliency? Many communities are jumping on the sustainability/resiliency bandwagon, but planners might not be the ones leading these efforts. This PAS Memo explores the growing interest of local governments in sustainability and resilience and discusses the skill sets planners need to take leadership roles in this area.


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Jan. 1, 2018
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About the Author

Wayne Feiden, FAICP
<p>Wayne Feiden, FAICP, is Director of the Center for Resilient Metro-Regions and Lecturer of Practice in planning at UMass, principal of Plan Sustain, Inc., and former Director ofPlanning &amp; Sustainability for the City of Northampton.&nbsp;His focus includes sustainability, resilience, revitalization, open space, alternative transportation, and public health.&nbsp;</p><p>Wayne&rsquo;s Rockefeller Bellagio residency (Italy), German Marshall Fund fellowship (Northern Ireland, England and Denmark), Fulbright Specialist fellowships (South Africa and New Zealand) and Eisenhower Fellowship (Hungary) all focused on sustainability, resiliency, and revitalization.</p><p>Wayne&rsquo;s research publications include four monographs (APA PAS Reports), on planning management, assessing sustainability, decentralized wastewater, and performance guarantees.</p>