Landscape Architecture and Planning - Swipe Right


Landscape Architecture and Planning - Swipe Right


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Long-time career Planner and Lecturer will discuss how Planning and Landscape Architecture work together to create great communities of lasting value for all. Using real-world examples from various states, illustrations and explanations will be made as to how and why successes were created and some missteps made. Thoughts on the future outlook for this relationship will be related.

Ms. Wheeler earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree from California State University, Los Angeles, and Master of Urban and Regional Studies from the University of Southern California.

She served as Director of Planning for several California cities including Monterey Park, Davis and Palm Springs and the city of Las Vegas, NV, from 2001 to 2011. Areas of specific interest were downtown revitalization, urban design, professional ethics and the training and advancement of staff, especially women and minorities.

In 2014 she was elected to the American Institute of Certified Planners College of Fellows, which is the highest honor of the profession. This honor is awarded for individual efforts resulting in significant and transformational improvements to the communities they serve and the field of planning.

During her career she lectured at California State University, San Bernardino, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Since 2014 she has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ.


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Planning and Landscape Architecture, Great Communities, Future Outlook


Landscape Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Landscape Architecture and Planning - Swipe Right