Norman A. Abbott, FAICP

Norman Abbott's greatest accomplishments include his VISION 2040 work at the Puget Sound Regional Council, which produced a regional agreement on a numeric growth strategy that used a regional vision to allocate growth as the sub-regional level. He was also instrumental in Portland's Central City Plan that called for the Pearl District and expansion of the street car — both of which have been implemented. Abbott's dissertation research at the University of Washington focused on establishing the relative effectiveness of planning tools. He has served as APA chapter president, vice president, and member of the board in Indiana, and member of the Professional Development Committee of the Oregon Chapter. He has won two national planning awards. Inducted in 2010.