Michael A. Dobbins, FAICP

For 45 years, Michael Dobbins has been a leader in urban planning, design, development, community building, and teaching. His significant contributions across the full planning spectrum in New York City, New Orleans, Birmingham, Berkeley, and Atlanta have left these places he has touched better off than they were before. Through his leadership in comprehensive planning, zoning, housing, transportation, environmental stewardship, urban design, economic development, planning practice technologies, and teaching, Michael's achievements stimulated community renewal in low-wealth communities as well as fostered new megadevelopments in business centers. Just as important, his students and younger colleagues have benefited from his mentorship. Inducted in 2012.