Alumnus Jamie Greene Inducted into AICP College of Fellows

Jamie Greene (BSARCH ’84) was one of 61 members of the American Planning Association inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) earlier this month. Greene, in addition to his Ohio State degree, holds a master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia, and has been a lecturer in the Knowlton School’s City and Regional Planning Section.

Fellows of AICP are honored for achieving excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, public and community service, and leadership. Greene and the rest of the Class of 2016 were inducted into the AICP College of Fellows on April 3, during APA’s National Planning Conference in Phoenix.

Jamie Greene is co-founder and principal of planning NEXT, a strategic planning and urban design firm located in Columbus. Planning NEXT is focused on helping teams, staff, committees and stakeholders share a sense of purpose and place. Their services include comprehensive planning, integrated visioning, and facilitating complex, multi-jurisdictional efforts to help create more enduring, prosperous and livable communities. The firm, formerly known as ACP Visioning+Planning, has been active in projects in Ohio, nationally and as far away as Ghana and the United Arab Emirates. With ACP, Greene's work won distinguished planning awards in Pennsylvania, Hawaii, South Carolina and Alabama.

Greene served as Program Manager for the City of Columbus bicentennial celebration, "200 Columbus," and facilitated a multi-year process that developed the "Blueprint for Bicentennial," which set the structure for the city's year-long birthday celebration. Greene presented his plans for the Columbus Bicentennial at a 2011 TEDx Columbus event.

As an associated faculty member for the City and Regional Planning Section, Greene co-led the 2011 Ghana Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Program, Sustainable Change. Greene traveled to Ghana with 18 OSU students representing several academic units from across campus, to work on projects which provided culturally-sensitive, localized, district planning to assist the Offinso North District in meeting the challenges of population growth. The trip was part of an ongoing collaborative capacity-building effort between Ohio State students and faculty, the Columbus Ghanaian community, local businesses, and the Offinso North District (Ashanti region, in rural Ghana). Greens’ OSU group initiated nine projects focusing on water quality, health care, sanitation, education and agriculture.