Gary M. Cooper, FAICP

For 50 years, Gary Cooper has been a leader in urban planning. His career includes the creation of state and regional planning agencies in Alabama and in North and South Carolina. Gary crafted Alabama's first industrial heritage plan, one of the state's first greenway plans, and reshaped development after Hurricane Frederic's devastation of the Gulf Coast. Across the South and for 40 years within Jeffersonville, Indiana, Gary's distinguished consulting career has made an impact. But Gary Cooper's most lasting legacy is his mentorship of planning and design professionals wherever he has practiced. Inducted in 2010.