Dudley Onderdonk, FAICP

Throughout his 45-year career, former APA/AICP Board member Dudley Onderdonk has linked knowledge with action to improve the lives of residents in the Chicago area and elsewhere. His work on maintaining diversity in Park Forest, Illinois led to advancements in fair housing. Scottsdale’s Environmentally Sensitive Lands program provided a framework for the protection of exceptional natural features in a 100-square-mile area. In Oak Park, his update of a 70- year old zoning ordinance made redevelopment of the downtown possible. He is now a full-time activist in Glencoe, Illinois, where he leads an award-winning park district and advocates for environmental initiatives.