William J. Cohen, FAICP

During a 42-year career, William J. Cohen made a difference by advancing the practice of planning throughout the State of Delaware. He secured the implementation of far-reaching and creative zoning provisions in Newark; championed the preservation of the nationally recognized white Clay Creek; and facilitated the establishment of a Delaware–Maryland citizen advocacy group to preserve the Nanticoke River. He played a pivotal role in the creation of the Delaware Institute for Planning and Design. He had the principal planning role in shaping the revitalization of Wilmington's urban waterfront, the largest single planning and development project in the state's history. Inducted in 2010.