John Houseal, FAICP

John Houseal has championed innovation-based planning and the integration of outreach, technology, graphic communication, and creativity to improve planning processes and outcomes in communities across the U.S. A Co-founder/Principal of Houseal Lavigne Associates of Chicago, John has produced multiple award-winning plans, such as Imagine Flint, which helped to bring new life to a distressed community. Awarded the prestigious National Excellence Award for an Emerging Planning and Design Firm, Houseal Lavigne developed the Map.Social engagement platform, now used worldwide. John gives back through his outstanding AICP training programs, and leadership and philanthropic development in his home community of Oak Park-River Forest.