Nohad Toulan, FAICP
Nohad Toulan, planning and founder of Portland State University's planning school, died October 28, 2013, in a traffic accident in Uruguay. He was 81. Mr. Toulan's wife, Dirce Angelina Moroni Toulan, 78, was also killed.
Colleagues remembered Mr. Toulan an architect, planner, Fulbright Scholar, and founder and dean of Portland State's College of Urban and Public Affairs. He pioneered urban planning in his native Egypt before settling in Portland in 1972. PSU's School of Urban Studies and Planning was renamed in his honor in 2005.
Mr. Toulan was a life member of the American Planning Association and a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Upon his induction into the Fellows in 2000, he was recognized as first planning director of the Greater Cairo Region and author of many of the concepts influencing the current development of that region in Egypt as well as "one of a small group of individuals who drafted the original Portland urban growth boundary."
"The impact of the Toulans' work can be seen worldwide, and without Nohad and Dirce, Portland State University would not be the nationally recognized higher education institute it is today," said Carlos Crespo, interim dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs.
The Portland Oregonian editorialized about the mark Mr. Toulan made on planning in Portland at www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/10/nohad_toulan_and_a_planned_por.html
Funeral arrangements and plans for a memorial service are pending. The Toulans are survived by their adult children, Mariam and Omar.
Fred Bosselman, FAICP
Longtime land-use attorney Fred Bosselman, author of The Quiet Revolution in Land Use Control, died August 4, 2013, at his home in Evanston, Illinois, at the age of 79.
He was a partner in the Chicago law firm Ross & Hardies, cofounder of Burke, Bosselman & Weaver in Chicago and Boca Raton, and professor emeritus at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. His 10 books include the first case book on energy law.
Mr. Bosselman served as president of the American Planning Association and on the boards of various national and local environmental organizations. "Fred was a legal scholar, a quiet and effective APA president, and a teacher in practice and in the classroom," said APA Executive Director Paul Farmer, FAICP.
On the website of IIT Chicago-Kent, Dean Harold J. Krent wrote: "Fred's command of his subject and his impeccable professionalism inspired scores of Chicago-Kent students to pursue careers in environmental and energy law."
Mr. Bosselman is survived by his wife, Kay, and three children. Services were held on August 25 at the Women's Club of Evanston. Contributions in his memory may be made to the National Audubon Society or the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Clyde W. Forrest, Jr., FAICP
Clyde Forrest, Jr., a planning professor who bridged academia and planning, died June 18, 2013, at his home in Urbana, Illinois. He was 78.
He served in both the Air National Guard and the U.S. Army, and received a B.A. and a Juris Doctor from Tulsa University. Mr. Forrest was in private practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and also served on the Tulsa Metropolitan Planning Commission. He began his career with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1968 as a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning.
At his induction into the Fellows of AICP in 2004, Mr. Forrest was honored for "devotion to planning by building bridges between academia and our many planning constituencies." He was commended for developing and teaching in a joint planning and law program at the University of Illinois and for his leadership in APA's divisions. He served as chair of the Divisions Council and chair of the Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Division.
Mr. Forrest is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeanette, two sons, one daughter, and six grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of his life on July 13 at 2 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, contributions may be made to the Wesley Capital Campaign or Wesley Evening Food Pantry.
Charles Del "Charley" Wunder, AICP
Charley Wunder, planner and AICP commissioner from 1992-94, died April 20, 2013, in Bloomington, Illinois, at the age of 62.
Mr. Wunder held a BA and master's in city planning from Iowa State University. He traveled throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean; was an accomplished artist and gardener; and was a published author.
He is survived by his wife, Carol L. (Deerwester) Rollins, a stepson, three grandchildren, an uncle, and dear friends. A celebration of life gathering was held April 28 and his ashes are interred at Davenport Memorial Park in Davenport, Iowa.
Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, Illinois Cancer Care, or the American Heart Association.
Click here to read a remembrance of Mr. Wunder.
Grady Edward Clay, Jr.
Grady Clay, writer, editor, and urbanist, died March 17, 2013, at the age of 96.
After earning a master's in journalism from Columbia University, Mr. Clay hitch-hiked to Louisville in 1939 for a job interview with the Louisville Times. In 1942, he joined the Army and became the distribution officer of the European Edition of Yank Magazine. He also received a Purple Heart for wounds received at Anzio.
After the war, at the Louisville Courier, he was the real estate editor and the urban affairs editor until 1966. He received a Neiman Fellowship at Harvard in 1948-49, studying with historians and landscape architects. Later, he became the editor of Landscape Architecture Magazine, and continued as an author into his 90s. Mr. Clay's voice was known widely from his weekly radio commentary "Crossing the American Grain."
Mr. Clay was a prolific author and the winner of numerous awards. The Center for Neighborhoods in Louisville gives the Grady Clay Award in his honor. He also chaired the selection committees for the designs of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Kent State Memorial.
He is survived by his wife, Judith McCandless, three sons, four grandchildren, and a sister. A memorial service was held at St. Matthews Episcopal Church on March 23. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Louisville Free Public Library Foundation, the Kentucky Civil Liberties Union Foundation, or the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust.
Robert "Bob" Burke, FAICP
Planner and APA leader Bob Burke died on May 20, 2013, at his home in Kirkland, Washington. He was 78.
APA's Washington Chapter remembers Mr. Burke as a friend and mentor to many planners in Washington. He worked for many years as an urban planner and architect with NBBJ, and served as co-chair together with Ron McConnell, FAICP, for the 1983 APA National Planning Conference in Seattle. The two men later formed a consulting firm, McConnell Burke, which provided planning services to cities and towns throughout the state.
Mr. Burke served in many roles with APA national, APA's Washington Chapter, the Planning Association of Washington, the Kirkland Heritage Society, the City of Kirkland, and the many cities and towns where he served as a planning consultant. He was inducted into the Fellows of AICP in 1999.
Mr. Burke is survived by his wife, Barbara Loomis, four children, and 12 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held July 6, 2013, at historic Heritage Hall in downtown Kirkland, a building that Mr. Burke and his wife were instrumental in saving and relocating.
Friends and colleagues may share their memories in an online guestbook at www.legacy.com/guestbooks/seattletimes/guestbook.aspx?n=robert-burke&pid=165327100&cid=full.
Dr. Philippos J. Loukissas
Philippos Loukissas, professor emeritus and former chair of planning and regional development at the University of Thessaly in Greece, died February 19, 2013, at Penn Hospice due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Loukissas was born in Athens and completed professional training as an architect at the Polytechnic University of Athens. He later came to the U.S. for graduate studies in city planning at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1978, he earned a PhD in City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. His dissertation evaluated the impact of tourism on regional development through a comparative analysis of the Greek islands.
Initially, he worked for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission and helped to formulate the Year 2000 Plan. Later, Dr. Loukissas became a faculty member of the Department of Man-Environment Relations at Penn State University, where he spent seven years. he also held a position at Rice University before accepting a Fulbright Fellowship in 1988 to teach at the University of Athens and returned with his family to the country of his birth.
In 1993, he was elected a full professor in Greece and co-founded the first department of planning in the country at the University of Thessaly in Volos. He returned to the U.S. in 2001 as a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania and took up residence in Ardmore.
He leaves behind his wife of 42 years, Randy; their two children; a sister; and two grandsons.
Chris L. Hunsinger
Chris Hunsinger, a long-time planning director, died at the age of 57 on February 21, 2013, in Louisville, Kentucky.
Mr. Hunsinger was director of planning and zoning for Hardin County, Kentucky, for 32 years. He was a member of APA and the Audubon Society and was a Kentucky Colonel.
Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry told The News-Enterprise that Mr. Hunsinger was integral to the operations of the county and said he was a "rare find" who could effectively deal with people on both sides of a planning issue: "He had that ability to see both points of view."
Murray Wanner, planning director of Radcliffe, Kentucky, told the newspaper that local planning officials looked up to him. "Chris had a lot of great ideas. He was very creative," Wanner said, and worked to implement modern planning practices within county regulations.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Houston Hunsinger; a daughter, Anna Bratta; his parents; two sisters; and a granddaughter.
A memorial service was held February 26, 2013, at Memorial United Methodist Church. Donations in Mr. Hunsinger's name may be made to the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, 529 S. Jackson St., Louisville, KY 40202.
Friends and colleagues may share their memories in a guest book at www.legacy.com/guestbooks/thenewsenterprise/guestbook.aspx?n=chris-hunsinger&pid=163253688&cid=full.
Jerome L. Kaufman, FAICP
Jerry Kaufman, an honored planner and teacher, recognized for his work in ethics and urban agriculture planning, died January 10, 2013, at the age of 79.
Professor Kaufman taught urban planning for 30 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While teaching and publishing research, he also played an active role in the Madison community, doing surveys and serving on city and county committees studying race, poverty, and land use, said the Wisconsin State Journal.
"No one (in urban planning) was really working on where people get the most important thing in their lives, which is food," Will Allen, founder of Growing Power in Milwaukee, told the State Journal. "He was the first to get his students to start thinking about that."
"He was always interested in community engagement," his son, Dan, told the paper. "He didn't want to retreat into the ivory tower."
When Professor Kaufman was inducted into the College of Fellows of AICP in 2000, he was honored for "his efforts in defining the role that ethical behavior plays in the planning profession," noting that "Jerry has now moved on to planning regional food systems, from food production through the cycle to food disposal. Jerry's efforts have always added new direction to the way planners think."
Professor Kaufman is survived by his wife, Judith; daughter, Ariel; and son, Dan. Funeral services were held January 14 at Monona Terrace.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Growing Power Vertical Farm, a project that will be named in Professor Kaufman's honor. Contributions may be made through the Growing Power website, www.growingpower.org, or to Growing Power, 5500 West Silver Spring Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53218, with "Vertical Farm" written in the check memo line.
There is a CaringBridge website at which visitors may leave messages for his family: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jerrykaufman1.
Deceased Members of APA Remembered at the 2013 Conference
Nadya O. Andrews, AICP
Robert Bach, AICP
James N. Beeler Jr.
Ralph C. Bender, FAICP
Gerald F. Buck, AICP
Juanita W. Bullock, AICP
J. Kelly Crumpley, AICP
John DeGrove, FAICP
Frank L. Elmer
Benjamin Fisher, AICP
Richard Shattuck Frisbie
Harold E. Foster, AICP
Robert E. George
Donald M. Graham
Morton B. Gulak, AICP
Albert Z. Guttenberg, FAICP
William R. Haase, IV, AICP
Chris L. Hunsinger
Ronald W. Jones
Robert J. Juster, FAICP
Jerome L. Kaufman, FAICP
Mark Landkammer, AICP
Donald B. Largen, AICP
Philippos J. Loukissas
Marina E. Marrelli
Randall L. Meador, AICP
Zane Miller, AICP
Ki Suh Park
Carleton Ryffel, AICP
Edward J. Schumm Jr., AICP
Judy Tatman, AICP
Michel Gene Tenney, AICP
Julia A. Trevarthen
William D. Warner
Henry G. Williams Jr.
Owen E. Winnie
Eric G. Yondorf
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