, Principal

Colin brings a design perspective to conventional coding and planning practices, developing plans and codes that place a greater emphasis on urban form. Colin crafts plans and codes that are easy to use, easy to understand and easy to administer. His recent efforts focus on applying form-based, mixed-use approaches to plan and code the character of a wide variety of communities across the nation. Whether it’s a neighborhood, downtown, commercial corridor or entire community, Colin believes in developing planning documents that encourage traditional, compact neighborhoods that are sensitive to the environment and context around them.

Colin’s work takes a holistic approach, with the philosophy that effective regulations can only be developed with the aid of good planning support. Colin believes in using public participation charrettes to create effective plans and codes, bringing together a wide variety of participants to collaborate on a vision for their community.  As a result, the “right” plans and codes are more easily developed and adopted.

Recent Experience


Cincinnati Land Development Code
Colin recently led a team preparing an updated city-wide land development code that incorporates form-based districts. The new code implements Plan Cincinnati, a HUD sustainability grant project.

Jackson District 2 Code
Following the adoption of a recent City-County Plan, Colin is implementing the vision for the future of their historic Town
Center using a form-based code.

Asheville Form-Based Code
Colin recently completed a form-based code for the Haywood Road Corridor that preserves existing character, but allows for creative infill and redevelopment.

Education

Master of Community & Regional Planning, University of Texas at Austin, 2002
Bachelor of Arts Urban & Regional Analysis, University of Texas at Austin, 2000