Only six months after arriving in Calgary, Stephen Plunkard, FASLA, has been promoted to senior principal for planning and landscape architecture at Stantec.
Plunkard, who is marking 35 years as a planner and landscape architect, established himself in New England as an authority on New Urbanism. He has quickly brought his brand of landscape design to Calgary with several major inner-city projects including a regional park, transit-oriented development, and master-planned communities.
In Calgary Plunkard is working with the city on the adaptive reuse of the McCall Lake Golf Course, transit-oriented development for the Whitehorn station and planning for the North Central Light Rail Transit Line, and a master-planning study for Stanley Park.
Plunkard spent the majority of his career based in Vermont, where he owned his own landscape architecture and planning firm before joining Stantec. He is a founding member of the ASLA Vermont chapter. He has designed community spaces in urban and rural settings across the United States and Canada, including the preliminary concepts for Mashpee Commons on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, regarded as one of the first New Urbanist communities in the United States.
The American Planning Association, with nearly 40,000 members in 95 countries, is pleased to announce David Rouse, ASLA, as the new managing director of research and advisory services.
Rouse is a planner and landscape architect with a special interest in evidence-based connections among public health, green infrastructure, and urban planning and design. He has more than 30 years of private and public sector experience in community planning, design, and implementation. He is currently a principal at Wallace Roberts & Todd, a private planning and design firm headquartered in Philadelphia. His official departure date is June 30.
Rouse will be responsible for the overall design, direction, and management of APA’s research program, including sponsored research, the National Centers for Planning, the Planning Advisory Service, the Merriam Center Library, and other research initiatives. He will report directly to APA CEO W. Paul Farmer.
Rouse holds a master of landscape architecture degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. He is a certified planner by APA’s professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, a registered landscape architect, and holds a Professional Planner (PP) license in New Jersey.
Scott C. Scarfone, ASLA, principal at Oasis Design Group, a landscape architecture and urban design firm in Baltimore, will join other top urban design and land planning experts from around the world as a speaker at the International Making Cities Livable 2013 Conference in Portland, Oregon, June 23–27. Scarfone will present “Create Signature Streets that Spur Vibrant Social Activity and Civic Engagement.”