Deborah Lawlor, FAICP

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12 High Wood Road
United States

FAICP Statement

For 30 years Debbie Lawlor has been a leader in regional and environmental planning in New Jersey. Her facilitation skills have led to successful multiparty agreements and mixed use projects balancing economic growth and environmental enhancement. She is known for many innovative sustainability initiatives that educate and assist municipalities, businesses, and the general public. A strong believer in volunteerism, Debbie has devoted time mentoring hundreds of planning and design students in the New York metropolitan area, held numerous civic leadership positions, and served the American Planning Association through New Jersey chapter leadership and as an AICP Commissioner. Inducted 2012.

Professional Biography

Deborah Alaimo Lawlor, FAICP, PP Debbie Alaimo Lawlor has over 40 years of experience specializing in land use and environmental planning. She is a Principal Associate and Discipline Leader for Planning Services for Colliers Engineering & Design, Inc., a multi-discipline consulting firm serving public and private sector clients nationwide. She manages a team of 10 planners specializing in master planning, redevelopment, zoning, affordable housing, resiliency planning, and community engagement. Debbie previously worked for the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. A dedicated member of the American Planning Association (APA), Debbie has recently been appointed to serve as a member of the Planning Accreditation Board. She is a Past President and Commissioner of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and former executive board member of the Board of Directors for APA nationally. She has also served as Vice Chair of State Planning for the Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division, and 1st and 2nd Vice President, as well as Northeast Area Representative for APANJ. She was honored in 2009 with the APANJ Distinguished Service Award. Debbie has a B.S. in Environmental Planning and Design and a M.A. in Geography, both from Rutgers University.


225098 | Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Graduation Date: January, 1985
Degree Level: Graduate

225098 | Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Graduation Date: May, 1980
Degree Level: Undergraduate
Planning Degree