October 25, 2013

APA's Immediate Past President Selected as a Top Innovator in Urban Policy

Mitchell J. Silver, AICP, selected by UBM's Future Cities

Mitchell J. Silver, AICPCHICAGO —Mitchell J. Silver, AICP, the American Planning Association's immediate past president, was selected by UBM's Future Cities as one of the top innovators in urban policy for his work in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Raleigh, North Carolina.

Silver is the chief planning and development officer for the city of Raleigh. In April, he recently completed a two-year term as president of APA. As president, he was responsible for leading the 13-member APA Board of Directors in governing the association and setting its strategic goals. APA is a nearly 40,000 member organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. Silver will continue to serve as immediate past president through April 2014, chairing the next board election nominating committee.

"Mitch is an inspiring, engaging, and innovative leader of the planning profession," said Paul Farmer, FAICP, CEO of the American Planning Association. "This honor reflects his hard work and his efforts to raise the awareness about the importance of planners and planning through the country, and around the world."

Future Cities chose 100 innovators among the fields of the built environment, civic engagement, energy and the environment, government, IT and technology, public spaces and regeneration, security, transportation, urban policy and most overrated. The innovators were selected by the editorial staff of the Future Cities, and its 13,000 registered users.