As our city has a moment in time as it turns 200 next year, Jamie will help guide hundreds of initiatives, events, promotions, exhibits, books and more into a year-long, collective commemoration. But at the heart of it all, we’re curious, why does it matter? In a brief reflection, Jamie will bring clarity to this question and inspire us to join in the movement.
Jamie is a founding Principal of ACP Visioning+Planning, a community planning practice based in Columbus and New York. He is an architect and city planner and his work is focused on the integration of community intuition and focused technical research.
Jamie’s firm works across the country and, in recent years, has also helped communities in the U.A.E. (Abu Dhabi) and central Ghana. Over the past five years, Jamie’s projects have received top comprehensive planning award in five different states: Pennsylvania, Hawaii, South Carolina, Ohio and Alabama. The firm may be best known for designing and facilitating “Imagine New York”—the citizen engagement process conducted in the aftermath of 9/11 that include 250 workshops throughout the NYC region. Imagine New York was ultimately recognized as one of the top 25 planning efforts in the last 25 years by the American Planning Association.
Jamie is currently serving as the Program Manager for the bicentennial commemoration, “200 Columbus.” He was the facilitator for the City’s visioning process in 2007 and 2008 that included participation of several thousand residents and culminated in the “Blueprint for the Bicentennial.” For the past year, Jamie has been working with a diverse array of the Columbus community to structure a year-long program that celebrates the city, builds local pride, and fosters a more prosperous future.
In addition to his professional practice, Jamie is an adjunct faculty member of City and Regional Planning at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University.