Progressing in Your Planning Career
Whether you’re in the public, private, or nonprofit sector – or looking to transition between them – this session will focus on the skills and resources you need to advance in your planning career. This roundtable discussion will provide attendees the opportunity to ask questions, get advice, and network with their peers.
S. Gail Goldberg
, ULI Los Angeles
, Los Angeles
, Rhodeside & Harwell
Confirmed SpeakerDeana Rhodeside, PhD Director and Co-Founder Rhodeside & Harwell, Inc. Alexandria, VA firstname.lastname@example.org Graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Chair of the Private Practice Division Bio: For at least the past three decades, Deana Rhodeside has been interested in the creation of plans that strengthen our cities and their communities, and encourage places of personal satisfaction and collective well-being. Through her experience in both community planning and urban design, she has directed many broad-based initiatives focused on creating “sense of place” in ways that reflect the culture, history, socio-economic challenges and desires within each community. Working in major metropolitan areas, including urban centers such as Washington, DC, the Atlanta region, Boston, New York and London, Deana’s work has ranged from master planning and environmental analyses, to community resilience, sustainability and visioning. Her experience in creating inspired and engaging urban settings has included many projects in aging communities, along major transportation corridors, and on historic and environmentally sensitive properties. Her work is based on the belief that an educated public – one that is aware of the interrelated consequences of design decisions – is one that is able to make responsible and enduring decisions about its future.
, Simchik Planning & Development
Confirmed SpeakerJamie Simchik is the Principal of Simchik Planning & Development in Portsmouth, NH. Simchik Planning & Development is an urban/transportation planning and real estate redevelopment advisory services firm that manages our clients’ projects throughout their entire lifecycle to shape the highest and best use of the built form. Simchik Planning & Development works with real estate development firms to assist with urban planning, transportation planning, market feasibility and public engagement. Prior to this current role, Jamie was a Principal Planner at Fort Hill Companies, an architectural, engineering and urban planning firm with offices in Massachusetts and Florida. He was also a Public Engagement Assistant with Regina Villa Associates undertaking public outreach for sewer separation and road reconstruction capital improvement projects in Massachusetts. Additionally, Jamie was a Research Planner with Connor Holmes, an urban planning consulting firm in South Australia, collaborating on a variety of projects for government and private clients. Jamie graduated from Colgate University and has a Master of Urban Planning, Master of Business Administration and Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from the University of Michigan.
, American Planning Association
Confirmed SpeakerEric Roach is a Program Associate with APA's Professional Practice team focusing on the AICP Exam application process, exam prep study resources, AICP Candidate program and the Community Planning Assistance Team program. His webinars and presentations help further APA's mission to provide members with the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change. He has a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Metropolitan Planning from DePaul University. His previous experience includes managing energy efficiency programs with the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.