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Wayne Feiden

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Focus on community development and downtown vibrancy with the City of Northampton and on paid project, pro-bono projects, and fellowships in 40 cities on six continents and in teaching at the University of Massachusetts.

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Director of Planning & Sustainability
Wayne Feiden, FAICP, is Lecturer of Practice in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, teaching planning and sustainability practice. Wayne is also Director of Planning and Sustainability for the City of Northampton. His focus includes sustainability, resiliency, downtown revitalization, open space preservation, alternative transportation, and health impacts of planning. He led Northampton to earn the nation’s first 5-STAR Communities award for municipal sustainability. He has authored 13 research publications, including American Planning Association PAS Reports on Local Agency Planning Management and Assessing Sustainability. Wayne’s Bellagio Residency (Italy), State Department Professional Fellowship Exchange (Malaysia), German Marshall Fund fellowship (United Kingdom and Denmark), Fulbright Specialist fellowships (South Africa and New Zealand), Eisenhower Fellowship (Hungary) all focused on urban revitalization and sustainability. He has served on 32 multidisciplinary teams to other communities, including through the Design and Resiliency Team program he created.
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City of Northampton planning and sustainability; University of Massachusetts Sustainability Curriculum Fellowship; Urban Sustainability Directors' Network Innovation Fund steering committee;
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