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Summit Panelist: Joe Brown

Joe Brown
June 11, 2016

Joe Brown, FASLA
Planning and Design Consulting Advisor to AECOM

A former Chief Innovation Officer at AECOM and CEO of EDAW, Joe currently serves as Planning and Design consulting advisor to AECOM. Throughout Joe’s career he has directed landmark design and planning projects globally, with emphasis on new community planning, urban planning and redevelopment, community revitalization, historic and cultural design, and the issues confronting areas of rapid urbanization. Despite his many leadership roles, Joe remained a designer’s designer and a practicing landscape architect whose notable works include the Signers’ Memorial in Washington, D.C.; redevelopment of Denver’s Stapleton Airport; Tokyo midtown; and recently, the public domain for the World Trade Center site in New York.

Joe has been both author and subject of articles published in Topos, Metropolis, Urban Land, Landscape Architecture, Harvard Design Magazine, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He has lectured and taught at numerous universities and institutions including the Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of Virginia, George Washington University, and Catholic University, and has led many site/community design charrettes, seminars and juries. Joe is a lifetime trustee and former executive committee member of ULI, and is the recipient of the ASLA Medal, the highest recognition of an individual’s contribution to the profession. Joe is now semi-retired and remains a passionate spokesperson for the values and ideals of his profession.