Stephen B. Friedman, FAICP

Stephen Friedman has contributed to the field of planning by: 1) leading planning and implementation of transformative urban redevelopment projects (e.g., Park Ridge, IL, Des Plaines, IL, Detroit, MI); 2) preparing rapidly implemented innovative plans and guides (e.g., Chicago, Omaha, Milwaukee); 3) creating public-private finance structures resulting in 4,000 units of affordable housing and $4.5 billion of developments over 10 years (primarily Chicago and Milwaukee); 4) mentoring and inspiring young planners by providing a rigorous, professional training ground; and 5) advancing best practices for public-private partnerships and urban redevelopment through extensive speaking, writing and cross-pollination with the development community. Inducted in 2014.