Dr. John Accordino, FAICP

"During 27 years as a professor of planning at Virginia Commonwealth University, John Accordino (PhD, AICP) has improved the practice of planning through innovative teaching and mentorship of students, focusing on community-based learning, innovations in the planning curriculum, leadership in the planning profession, planning leadership in the community, the region, and the university. His scholarship has broken new ground on important planning issues and has empowered communities through direct policy applications. Students, alumni, planning practitioners and fellow professors alike admire his passion and commitment to revitalizing mature communities and neighborhoods through thoughtful planning." Inducted in 2014.