As Stantec’s community development leader for the Southeastern US, Al is an expert in environmental design, land development regulations and entitlements, strategic regional planning, master planning, economic development, and stewardship. He’s a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and full member of the Urban Land Institute.
During his 42-year career, Al has served as principal planner for more than 200 communities in the US and the Caribbean. He led a collaborative public/private team in the creation of Florida’s first Rural Land Stewardship Area (RLSA) plan in Collier County, which was recognized as a national model for incentive-driven conservation and sustainable development in rural regions. The RLSA will protect more than 130,000 acres (52,600 hectares) of critical habitat using incentives and requiring no taxpayer funding.
Al was the principal planner for Ave Maria New Town and University and Babcock Ranch—the latter being the largest single conservation acquisition in Florida’s history and first solar city. Among other notable communities and projects that he planned are Bonita Bay and The Brooks, both ULI National Award winners.