Philip Walker, FAICP


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Contact Information

Organization / Work Phone:
(615) 383-1510
Address:

2408 Belmont Blvd
Nashville
TN
37212-5504
United States

FAICP Statement

Phil Walker has achieved dramatic change for numerous communities across the South. As the Planning Director in Natchez (MS), he protected the integrity of the National Register “Under the Hill” District from casino development. He followed that success by rewriting their zoning code and leading a downhill plan. In Nashville, he led plans creating great new places, such as the Music Row entertainment district, the Gulch, and Lenox Village – Nashville’s first greenfield TND. Phil has also achieved pioneering work in battlefield preservation planning, planning for casino gaming, and downtown planning, highlighted by his 2009 Planners Press book on that topic.

Professional Biography

Philip Walker, FAICP established The Walker Collaborative (TWC), a planning firm based in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2002. With over thirty years of professional experience, he is a former city planning director and downtown revitalization director. He also worked for planning firms in Princeton (NJ) and Cambridge (MA) prior to establishing TWC. He served as a plan reviewer for APA’s Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places Recognition Pilot. His education includes a bachelors degree in Historic Preservation from Middle Tennessee State University, a masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida, and a masters degree in Design Studies: Real Estate Development from Harvard University.

Education

224944 | University of Florida
Graduation Date: January, 1986
Degree Level: Graduate
Planning Degree

Middle Tennessee State University
Graduation Date: January, 1984
Degree Level: Undergraduate

160252 | Harvard University
Graduation Date: January, 1994
Degree Level: Graduate

Job History

The Walker Collaborative, LLC
Principal
January,2002 - Present
Nashville, TN
None
United States

Looney Ricks Kiss Architects (LRK)
Director of Planning - Nashville Office
January,1998 - January,2002
Nashville, TN
None
United States

Community Planning & Research
Partner
January,1995 - January,1998
Nashville, TN
None
United States

Christopher Chadbourne & Associates
Senior Associate
January,1993 - January,1994
Part time
Cambridge, MA
None
United States

City of Natchez
City Planning Director
January,1991 - January,1993
Natchez, MS
None
United States

Hintz - Nelessen Associates
Associate
January,1988 - January,1991
Princeton, NJ
None
United States

Downtown Improvement Board
Executive Director
January,1986 - January,1988
Pensacola, FL
None
United States

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Personal URL: http://www.walkercollaborative.com