Norman R. Tyler, FAICP

Norman Tyler has had a life-long commitment to education and community planning. He served for 17 years as director of the Eastern Michigan University planning program, and is an award-winning educator recognized for development of innovative, educational web-based applications. His research has focused on community development, preservation planning, and downtown revitalization. He has authored two published books and one online book on planning and preservation. He has assisted in community building throughout his career, from West African villages (1960s) to inner-city Baltimore neighborhoods (1970s) to Pennsylvania coal mining towns (1980s) to small cities throughout Michigan (1990s) to virtual communities (2000s). Inducted 2012.