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2003 CLIDE Awards Jury Biographies

The CLIDE Awards Jury met on April 16-17, 2003, to select the Leadership Award winners in each of the four categories (New Development, Redevelopment, Public Planning and Policy, and Raising Public Awareness). Winners were announced on Thursday, April 24, 2003.

The CLIDE Awards Jury, from left to right: J. Kevin Lawler; Thomas L. Weyandt, Jr.; Jonathan Barnett (Chair); Barbara Faga; Bill Hansell; and Pres Kabacoff.


April, 2003


CLIDE Awards Jury Chair
Jonathan Barnett is an architect and planner, educator, and author of numerous books and articles on the theory and practice of city design.

He practices urban design with the firm WRT in Philadelphia, and has been an advisor to many U.S. cities, including Cleveland, Kansas City, Miami, Nashville, Norfolk, Pittsburgh, and Charleston, S.C. He has also been an advisor to several U.S. Government agencies including the U.S. General Services Administration, the National Park Service, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Capitol Planning Commission.

His work on large-scale urban development and redevelopment projects includes the reuse plans for the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, the Treasure Island Naval Station in San Francisco, and for the former air force base in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and re-use plans for former railway yards in Philadelphia and Sacramento, California. He has also been the urban designer for studies of the Ocean View Avenue corridor in Norfolk; the Highway 111 corridor plan for Indian Wells, California; and the Euclid Corridor transportation plan in Cleveland.

His work on suburban development includes prototypes for the Third Regional Plan for New York; the urban design for Daniel Island, a 4,500 acre planned community near Charleston, S.C.; and the master plans for the Village of Irvington, New York; Wildwood, Missouri; and Brookfield, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee.

Jonathan Barnett is also a professor of city and regional planning at the University of Pennsylvania; and has been the William Henry Bishop visiting professor at Yale, the Eschweiler Professor at the University of Wisconsin, the Kea Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland, and the Sam Gibbons Eminent Scholar at the University of South Florida.

Books about Urban Design written by Jonathan Barnett include Urban Design as Public Policy, Introduction to Urban Design, The Elusive City, The Fractured Metropolis, Planning for a New Century, and Redesigning Cities.

A Magna cum Laude graduate of Yale, Mr. Barnett also holds an M.A. degree from the University of Cambridge and an M. Arch. from Yale. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and also a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.


Barbara Faga is the chair of the board of EDAW, an environmental, economic, planning, and design consulting firm with 900 employees and 24 offices worldwide. Barbara has conducted numerous public meetings, served as a board member and chaired several environmental, professional and retail associations and speaks regularly in the U.S. and South America on urban issues for professional associations, public agencies, and universities. Barbara is a planner and landscape architect with more than 25 years of experience emphasizing downtown plans, master planning, site planning, construction, and recreation planning. She has directed complex teams on large time-sensitive and award winning projects including: preservation plans, retail and downtown revitalization plans, waterfront development, parks and recreation, land management plans, and housing and community developments. Recent projects include chairing a task force for Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin resulting in a new direction for parks and open space in Atlanta; Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta; Diagonal Mar Parc, Barcelona; South Beach and Ocean neighborhoods urban design/streetscape and Indian Creek Greenway-$50M in construction costs-in Miami Beach; Carter Presidential Center, Atlanta; Celebration, Florida; Schuykill River plan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth. She is currently conducting public meetings for the Wharf District Park Plan and the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a park over the big-dig in Boston, and working on the design for West Peachtree Street in Atlanta.

Ms. Faga has worked as an in-house landscape architect and urban designer with the cities of Atlanta, Georgia, and Alexandria, Virginia. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award, Landscape Architecture, Michigan State University in 1998 and was recently named one of the top 15 women influencing architecture by DesignIntelligence 2003.

Georgia Institute of Technology
Michigan State University

Academic Appointments:
Lecturer: University of Pennsylvania, University of Georgia, University of Florida, Auburn University, Michigan State University, Ball State University, University of Delaware, University of Montreal, and Georgia Institute of Technology, Kansas State University, Clemson University

Professional Affiliations:
American Society of Landscape Architects, executive committee
Atlanta Urban Design Commission, past chair
Centennial Olympic Park Area (COPA) Board
Georgia Tech College of Architecture Development Council
Green-Ribbon Committee for Atlanta Parks, Open Space and Greenways Plan, CoChair
Landscape Architecture Foundation, Executive Committee
Mayor Shirley Franklin's Parks and Greenway Committee, Chair
Peachtree Street/Auburn Avenue International Design Competition, Juror
The Carter Presidential Center Board of Councilors
The Georgia Conservancy, Board of Trustees
The Georgia Trust Board
Underground Atlanta Festival, Inc, past chair
Urban Land Institute, Atlanta steering committee and national program committee


Bill Hansell is the retired past Executive Director for the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). ICMA promotes excellence in local government through professional management, and provides an information clearinghouse, technical assistance, and training and professional development to nearly 8,000 chief-appointed administrators, assistant administrators, and other individuals throughout the world.

Educational History:
B.S. 1959, University of Pennsylvania, PA
M.G.A. 1971, University of Pennsylvania, PA

Work History:
10/83 - 10/02 Executive Director, ICMA, DC
1/82 - 10/83 Executive Director, Pa League Of Cities
8/78 - 1/82 BSA, Allentown, PA
1/78 - 8/78 Director of Development, Allentown, PA

ICMA Recognitions:
Service Awards - 35 Years 1999
Management Innovation Award 1980
Clarence E. Ridley Award 1973
ICMA Credentialed Manager


Press Kabacoff is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Historic Restoration, Inc.

Juris Doctorate, 1970, Louisiana State University Law School
Bachelor of Science, 1967, University of Denver

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Kevin Lawler is the Managing Member of N-K Ventures LC. N-K Ventures is a development company specializing in unique urban mixed use/residential development projects for its own account and co-development ventures with major partners. N- K Ventures is located in West Palm Beach, Florida and currently focuses in projects in Southeast Florida.

N-K Ventures, founded in 2001 with his wife Nancy Graham, the former Mayor of West Palm Beach, has two projects in the final stage of pre-construction. The first project is a 42-unit waterfront town-home development with Greystar Atlantic and the second is the redevelopment of the old Lantana Boatyard-THE MOORINGS-in joint venture with Lennar Corporation and the Related Group of Florida. The MOORING includes 374 for sale residential units, 25,000 square feet of retail space and a 72 slip marina; In January of 2003 an initial 250 units were offered for "presale" of which 92 percent were sold in the first three days.

In 2003, N-K Ventures commenced predevelopment of a major mixed used project in Boynton Beach, FL; this project-The Arches on Ocean Avenue-includes 276 for sale residential units, 41,000 square feet of retail space and 12,000 square feet of office space with a significant public plaza. The company has recently secured an additional three acre property for a future development phase in the downtown area of Boynton Beach. The company is also actively pursuing additional urban infill development opportunities throughout the State.

During Kevin's 25-year career as a national real estate advisor he was instrumental in structuring a number of "public-private" development projects. Starting in the late 1970's and continuing through the mid 1980's Kevin served as the lead real estate advisor the Centre City Development Corporation (San Diego, CA) in the structuring of public private development for the City's new Convention Center and a 1,000 room hotel; during this time period Kevin also served as an advisor to the Anchorage Development Corporation for public-private venture of a "town center" and on behalf of several private developers involved with the negotiations of public private partnerships with the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation (PADC) in Washington, DC. In the late 1980's Kevin was deeply involved as the lead advisor in the formation of public private partnerships for Towson Town Center (Baltimore County, MD) and the Pentagon City Shopping Center (Arlington, VA). In the 1990's Kevin served as the real estate advisor in the formation of several public private partnerships, including the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Fort Amador Hotel and Casino (Panama Canal Zone), and CityPlace, in West Palm Beach, FL. Kevin has continued to advise a number of Community Redevelopment Agencies in the State of Florida on major public private development projects, including Daytona Beach, the City of Temple Terrace and the City of Miramar.

Kevin is an active member of ULI. In addition to serving in the ULI "leadership group", he current serves on the Policy and Practice Committee and is a member of the Multi-family Council (Silver Flight). He has served on 11 Panel Advisory Services, several ULI project analysis teams, and been a Vice Chair of the SE Florida Council. In October 2000, ULI recognized his service with the Robert O'Donnell Award. Kevin has also lectured extensively on real estate development and finance, including George Washington University Business School, the Wharton School, Harvard Business School, Georgetown University, and the University of Miami. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and received a MCP from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he was also a Mellon and Ford Foundation Fellow.


Thomas Weyandt is Director of Comprehensive Planning for the Atlanta Regional Commission where he manages planning for transportation, the environment and land use as well as demographic and economic research and the regional Commute Connections Program. Prior to joining ARC in June 2000, he was Senior Associate in the Policy Research Center (PRC) in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and Executive Director of Research Atlanta, Inc.

Tom received a B.S.F.S. from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and has studied in Germany and Switzerland. He has over 25 years of experience in urban planning and development having served as Planning Director and Commissioner of Planning and Development for the City of Atlanta and as Director of Transportation for the Atlanta Regional Commission. Tom also served as President of the Downtown Dayton (Ohio) Partnership, a public-private effort to rejuvenate an urban downtown. Tom was Director of Transportation for the Atlanta Paralympic Organizing Committee where he was responsible for the development and operation of all transportation services for the Xth Paralympic Games-the second largest sporting event in the world.

Tom has been active in several civic organizations. He served on the Atlanta Public School Community Advisory Committee on Facilities, was Action Team Leader for School Environment for the School System Strategic Plan and served on the Community Oversight Board for the Special Local Option Sales Tax. He has been active in the United Way serving on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, chairing the First Call for Help Advisory Committee and chaired the Community Investments Committee. He chaired the Public Finance Committee for Blueprint Midtown and serves on the Grady Health Systems Board of Visitors.