Density and the Planning Edge

Zoning Practice — August 2012

By Lisa Nisenson


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This article initiates a conversation about design solutions for the planning edge — where new density meets the neighborhood.


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Aug. 1, 2012
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About the Author

Lisa Nisenson
Lisa Nisenson is on the forefront of helping cities adopt innovation. She is Vice President of New Mobility & Connected Communities for WGI, where she leads development of next generation planning, smart city technology strategies, emerging mobility, and integrated placemaking. Her current projects include planning for autonmous shuttles in transit, a curbside management and parkign study, a sustainable mobility study and research on the impacts of e-commerce on cities and malls. She founded the civic start-up, GreaterPlaces, is member of the American Planning Association Smart City Task Force and is a Consortium for Scenario Planning board member. Previously she has worked with Alta Planning + Design, Sarasota County Florida, and US EPA’s Smart Growth office. She is a graduate of Meredith College and Harvard University.