Principal Planner, AICP, AIA, and LEED AP
Mr. Fiala, currently a Principal Planner in the Land Use Department, joined MAPC in March 2016. He works with communities to prepare Town Center revitalization plans, visioning for transit-oriented development, redevelopment studies for walkable and dense housing typologies, and revisions to zoning bylaws to support economic development.
Prior to MAPC, Mr. Fiala was an Associate and Urban Designer at The Cecil Group in Boston. While earning his Master in City Planning he worked as a Planning Intern with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. In the architecture field, Josh served as a Job Captain with the Beacon Architectural Associates.
Mr. Fiala holds the following certifications: Certified Planner, American Institute of Certified Planners, Massachusetts Architecture License, LEED AP USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certificate.
He is an active member of the following organizations: American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, Boston Society of Architects, The Architectural League of New York, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Josh earned his Master in City Planning Degree with an Urban Design Certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009. At MIT he was a Norman B. and Muriel Leventhal Fellow and studied urban design and planning in Mumbai, Beijing, Taipei, and Florence. He additionally holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree.
Areas of Expertise: Urban design, master planning, transit-oriented development, design guidelines, form-based code, visualization, community participation and visioning processes.