Reviving America’s Front Yard

Blue Ribbon Panel: Joseph Brown, FASLA

Joseph Brown, FASLA, serves as Chief Executive Officer of AECOM's Global Planning, Design and Development group as well as EDAW, one of the world's leading land and community consultancies.

Mr. Brown has 30 years of experience as a planner and landscape architect, with particular emphasis on new community planning, urban planning and redevelopment, community revitalization, historic and cultural design, and issues confronting rapid-growth areas. Examples of his work include the new Tokyo Midtown mixed-use development in the city's Roppongi neighborhood; the Suzhou Historic District Revitalization Plan in Suzhou, China; and the redevelopment of Denver's Stapleton Airport site as urban community and parks. With others, he was responsible for a highly respected but controversial early New Orleans renewal strategy sponsored by the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Mr. Brown has been involved in the advancement of many notable projects. These include MeadWestvaco's holdings in Charleston, South Carolina; TimberWest's on Vancouver Island; and several projects for The St. Joe Company in West Florida. His other current projects include a comprehensive site and streetscape design for the New York World Trade Center district. Additionally, Mr. Brown's urban design and landscape architectural expertise is frequently solicited by a multi-disciplinary team assisting the National Capital Planning Commission in preparing a long-range plan for Washington, D.C.'s Monumental core.

Mr. Brown has been both author and subject of several articles published in Urban Land, Harvard Design Magazine, Metropolis, and Landscape Architecture. His commitment to sustainable and distinguished design and planning is evidenced by a wide variety of professional and teaching activities, including participating in panels, study groups, and studios around the world. He has lectured at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has led a number of design charrettes and seminars.



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