James E. Carrillo, FAICP

James E. Carrillo has led a movement to transform the way park and trail master planning is conducted in Texas and neighboring states, creating plans that reflect and promote the unique characteristics of that community. He has championed the role of green infrastructure in making cities more livable, and his work has influenced the lives of millions in Texas and along the U.S.–Mexico border. He creates ambitious plans that will make cities much better places. His work has been widely emulated and has challenged and inspired many to more deeply value the parks and open spaces of their communities. Inducted in 2012.