Regional Land Use Planner
Courtney Lewis joined MAPC in September 2018 as a Regional Land Use Planner. He works on a wide variety of projects with local communities, focusing particularly on municipal master plans, housing, open space, sustainable economic development, and zoning. In addition to local and regional planning work, Courtney assists in evaluating and improving state laws, regulations, policies, and programs to encourage smart growth, sustainable development, and regional collaboration.
Prior to joining MAPC as a Regional Land Use Planner, he worked as an Urban Planner and Designer with Clarke Caton Hintz (CCH), a multidisciplinary design firm based in Trenton, New Jersey. There he worked on a wide variety of planning, urban redevelopment and landscape architectural projects. His work focused heavily on advancing green infrastructure and resiliency solutions for several coastal and inland communities throughout New Jersey impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
While studying for his Masters at Auburn University, Courtney was a research assistant with Prof. Charlene LeBleu, where he worked on improving physical activity and environmental parameters via Safe Routes to School (SRTS) in the underserved Boykin Community of northwest Auburn, Alabama.
Courtney earned a dual master’s degree: a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) and a Master of Community Planning (MCP) from Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC). He also received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from Auburn, completed coursework at Temple University’s Real Estate Institute, and completed an Urban Design fellowship with the Remaking Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
Areas of Expertise: Municipal master plans, urban design, community and land use planning, zoning, graphic design, resilient and sustainable practices.