Wayne Feiden, FAICP
Wayne Feiden, FAICP
Director of the Center for Resilient Metro-Regions

Wayne Feiden, FAICP
Office: Design Building 250
Email: wayne@feiden.org

BS Natural Resources, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Masters of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Wayne Feiden, FAICP, in addition to teaching in LARP, Wayne is the principal of Plan Sustain, Inc. a mission-driven planning and sustainability consultancy. Previous to that he was 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 oversaw the city’s planning, conservation, sustainability, climate framework, and plan implementation efforts. His focus includes downtown revitalization, sustainable transportation, open space preservation and recreation, and streamlined regulatory efforts. Wayne's publications include four American Planning Association PAS reports: Planning Management, 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 and Dublin, waterfront planning in Staten Island and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and master planning in Haiti. Wayne’s Eisenhower Fellowship to Hungary (1995), Fulbright to South Africa (2007), Fulbright to New Zealand (2011), German Marshall Fund Fellowship to Europe (2015), State Department Fellowship Exchange to Malaysia (2017), and Bellagio Residency in Italy (2017) all focused on planning and sustainability issues.


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