Bruce Knight, FAICP

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FAICP Statement

Bruce Knight has spent his career advancing the cause of planning to citizens, planning officials, and his professional peers. Because of his thoughtful, outspoken leadership and clear consistent advocacy for his profession, Bruce has helped his community and his professional organization achieve their highest potential. Inducted 2003.

Professional Biography

Bruce Knight has served as Planning and Development Director of Champaign, Illinois for 34 years. Before coming to Champaign he worked in Liberty, Missouri, and Iowa City, Iowa, and at the Mid-Iowa Development Association Council of Governments in Fort Dodge Iowa. Knight became a certified planner in 1985 and was elected to the AICP College of Fellows in 2003. Knight served as President of the American Planning Association from 2009-2012. He also served two terms on the APA Board of Directors from 2000-2008 and two terms as APA Illinois Chapter President from 1997 to 1999. Knight also served as the Chair of the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB).


162069 | Iowa State University
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Degree Level: Undergraduate
Planning Degree

048036 | University of Iowa
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Degree Level: Graduate

University of Illinois Extension
Graduation Date: May, 1983
Degree Level: Graduate

Job History

University of Illinois
Adjunct Lecturer
August,1997 - December,2005
Part time
Champaign, IL
United States

City of Champaign
Planning Director
November,1988 - December,2005
Champaign, IL
United States

City of Liberty
City Planner
October,1984 - October,1988
Liberty, MO
United States

City of Iowa City
January,1979 - September,1984
Iowa City, IA
United States

Mid-Iowa Development Assoc. COG
Regional Planner
July,1977 - December,1978
Fort Dodge, IA

United States


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