Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP

Mitchell Silver inspires practitioners and community advocates to “fall in love with planning again.” Often referred to as the first rock star of the American Planning Association, especially in his role as APA President (2011-2013), Mitchell clearly demonstrates the importance of bridging cultural divides and presenting sound fiscal arguments in planning. Mitchell has elevated the planning profession through persuasive research and communication when speaking to local, national and international audiences about economic resiliency and changing demographics. His work, primarily in cities on the east coast, includes innovative policy-making in the areas of comprehensive planning, urban design and implementation strategies. Inducted 2014.