Owen M. Beitsch, FAICP

Although planning remains among the most eclectic of professions, economics is often overlooked as one of the foundations critical to the implementation of any planned concept. In a career spanning some two decades, Owen Beitsch has utilized economics to help planners achieve their visions, testing the links among land use, finance, and the broader marketplace. Through his specialization and analytical skills, Owen has demonstrated innovations in planning thought and planning methods, advanced the importance of planning as a profession, and exhibited commitment to a stable community, strong civic institutions, and the quality of the built environment. Inducted in 2010.