Paul Crawford Award Winner 2017: Lisa Wise
2017: Ms. Lisa Wise, AICP – California Paul Crawford Award
On behalf of the Congress for the New Urbanism California Chapter, we wish to congratulate Ms. Lisa Wise on being awarded our 2017 CNU-California Paul Crawford Award. We truly admire her dedication and results in making better places for the citizens of California. This award is intended to annually honor a California New Urbanist as distinguished as Mr. Paul Crawford who successfully fought the spread of placeless sprawl and restore our cities and towns.
Lisa Wise, AICP, is a CPA and planner with almost 25 years of professional experience in land use planning, housing policy, development codes, and finance. Lisa speaks regularly at state and national conferences and is considered an expert on comprehensive planning solutions, the economics of land use planning, and zoning ordinances and development codes. Currently, Lisa is chairman of the Form-Based Code Institute and President and co-founder of Lisa Wise Consulting, Inc. since 2006. Lisa was the Project Director on several comprehensive and award-winning, long-range visioning and strategic planning projects throughout California. Lisa graduated from the Master of City and Regional Planning Program at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in 2001. She resides is San Louis Obispo where she currently teaches at California Polytechnic State University as adjunct faculty in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.
We appreciate and are honoring Lisa for her long-standing leadership in enabling great places, for her work to revitalize our cities and build California towards a more sustainable future, and for continuing the important work of her mentor, Mr. Paul Crawford.