Lance Jay Brown
President, Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization
Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA, NOMA, architect, urban designer, educator, and author is the President and a Founding Board member of the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization and helped plan and participated in the UN Habitat III meeting in Quito in 2016. His 2014 American Institute of Architects NY Chapter Presidential theme: Civic Vision, Civic Spirit expressed his lifelong commitment to civic health and the importance of the public realm. He is ACSA Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, CCNY, CUNY. He has served as assistant director at the Design Arts Program at the NEA, as advisor to the World Trade Center Site 9/11 International Memorial Design Competition and Boston's 9/11 memorial Competition. Awards include: AIA New York State President’s Award for Excellence in Non‐traditional Architecture and the most prestigious AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education. He is Founding Co‐Chair of the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee. He holds an M.Arch and M.Arch in Urban Design from Harvard and was a 1967 Fulbright Fellow in Paris. Publications include: Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space, The Legacy Project: New Housing New York: Best Practices in Affordable, Sustainable, Replicable Housing Design, and the co-authored Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable Equitable, and Resilient Cities.