Ron Shiffman earns the APA Planning Pioneer Award
Ronald Shiffman, FAICP, Hon. AIA, full professor at Pratt Institute’s Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development and cofounder of the Pratt Center for Community Development is being honored with the 2013 Planning Pioneer Award from the American Planning Association. This prestigious award is presented to leaders of the profession who have made personal and direct innovations in American planning and have significantly and positively redirected planning practice, education, or theory with long-term results.
Ron Shiffman is the lead editor for Beyond Zuccotti Park and contributing author to What We See: Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs. He has an extensive history in the fields of community development, urban planning and design, architecture, and sustainable development. He has provided program and organizational development assistance to community-based groups in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Well known for many projects, including founding one of the US’s first university design centers—Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development—he is more than deserving of this award.
Congratulations to Professor Shiffman for earning APA’s highest honor! For more information click here.
The 2013 National Planning Awards jury was chaired by Ann C. Bagley, FAICP. Members of the jury were Gov. Parris N. Glendening, Letitia A. Gomez, AICP, Charles C. Graves III, AICP, Regina Gray, John R. Gosling, AICP, Mayor Ron Littlefield, AICP, Lynn M. Ross, AICP, and Chase W. Rynd.