On Our FAICP Members


Julie Ann Woods

"Although I planned to study architecture, I ended up with a B.S. in Urban Planning from Michigan State University. Dr. John Mullin...was my first planning professor and I vividly remember how passionate he was about planning and the history of cities, their functions, what makes them beautiful, and the City Beautiful movement. After taking one class with him, I was hooked."

Julie Ann Woods takes some time away from prepping for ski season to share her story about what got her into planning, the rebirth of Motown, and her opinion of the Millennial Generation.


Donald Carter

"My proudest achievement at CMU was co-organizing the International Remaking Cities Congress in 2013 in Pittsburgh that included 300 delegates from North America and Europe. Prince Charles was the Honorary Chair and Keynote Speaker...Subsequently I published a book—Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe..." 

James Sasser chats with our Fellow Don Carter to talk about his career, the field, and his love of Appalachian Old-Time music.


Frank Turner

"I've had many successes, challenges and disappointments, but I've never been bored. Being a generalist is highly satisfying." 

In the first in our series of member spotlights, Frank sits down with James Sasser of the Division's Executive Committee and talks about what drew him to planning, and his experience as a member of the College of Fellows.

On Our Division Fellows

Fellowship Program

Julia Marchetti (2020) and Franny McLarty (2021), Division Fellows in Quick Conversation

A new initiative of the Division, Quick Conversations are a way for our incoming fellows to learn more about participating in the fellowship program from our outgoing fellows, as well as their interests and experience more broadly.

In this début piece, fellows Franny McLarty and Julia Marchetti talk about their studies, hobbies, and what drew them to the field.

On Our Youth Engagement

Youth Engagement

City of Westminster, Colorado: Kids' Coloring Book

The City of Westminster’s Community Development Department—Planning Division recently unveiled a 16-page youth activity and coloring book titled “Let’s Have Fun in Westminster by Becoming a Junior City Planner!”

Continue Reading...