James E. Tischler, FAICP

James Tischler has established a career as a planning practitioner who intensely cares about the form and quality of urban places. He is a national leader in the Placemaking movement, and his Placemaking Curriculum has been utilized by over 15,000 individuals. He initiated and encouraged the adoption of form-based codes in many Michigan communities and across the country. His pioneering work merging brownfields, redevelopment and urbanism are national case studies, and his leadership in the recovery and establishment of River Raisin National Battlefield was first to align archeology, interpretation, nature, and brownfield site reuse within the National Park System. Inducted 2016.