Wayne Feiden, FAICP, teaches Planning Tools and Techniques and co-teaches Judicial Planning Law. Wayne is also the Director of Planning and Sustainability for Northampton. He led that city to earn the nation’s first Five-STAR Communities rating for sustainability and the highest “Commonwealth Capital” score, the former Massachusetts scoring of municipal sustainability efforts. Wayne oversees the city’s planning, conservation, and plan implementation efforts. His focus includes downtown revitalization, sustainable transportation, open space preservation and recreation, and streamlined regulatory efforts. Wayne's publications include three American Planning Association PAS reports, Assessing Sustainability, Planning for On-Site and Decentralized Wastewater Treatment, and Performance Guarantees, as well as other peer-reviewed and research papers. Wayne's paid and pro-bono consulting focuses on short-term strategic interventions on projects as varied as a greenway in Santa Rosa, master planning on the Hopi reservation, downtown planning in Port Angeles, waterfront planning in Staten Island, and master planning in Haiti. Wayne’s Eisenhower Fellowship to Hungary (1995), Fulbright to South Africa (2007), and Fulbright to New Zealand (2011) all focused on sustainability. His upcoming German Marshall Fund Urban and Regional Policy Fellowship to Europe will focus on how small legacy cities recovery from industrial decline.
BS Natural Resources, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Masters of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill