Ruth E. Knack, FAICP
For almost 40 years, Ruth Knack has served the planning profession with competence and enthusiasm. As former executive editor of Planning, and in contributions to the APA website, she informed practitioners about the latest developments in the field and spread the word about planning’s achievements to the general public. In numerous profiles and interviews she has chronicled the lives of notable figures in planning and related fields. She has offered sage advice to younger journalists and ably represented APA at planning conferences. Through her writing she has influenced thousands of planning students—the future leaders of the profession. Inducted 2016.