My professional experience spans more than 35 years in planning and design, creating meaningful and memorable communities in more than 30 countries. My focus is to help communities become innovative and vibrant with experiential environments that have strong sense of place.
Stephens Planning & Design LLC 2008—
PACIFIC NORTHWEST, INTERNATIONAL
Community Planning - project management, master planning, land use and development.
International Planning - presentations, lectures, and advisory services
Tourism Planning - resort and tourism development.
Experiential Design - perceptual and psychological design with multi-media.
Regenerative Design -sustainable development and green building practices.
Urban Design - site, public art, graphic and landscape design.
INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Geospatial Analysis & Cartography - geocoding, interactive mapping and 3D modeling.
Multimedia - website design, photography/videography and infographics.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems - photography/videography, post-disaster planning and environmental management.
International Society of City and Regional Planners
President for ISOCARP, a global association of experienced, professional planners with members from more than 80 countries worldwide. As a non-governmental organization ISOCARP is recognized by the United Nations (UN), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UNHCS/UN-HABITAT), the Council of Europe, and formal consultative status with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Adjunct Instructor, 2007—
Portland Community College
Portland State University
University of Oregon
LAKE OSWEGO, PORTLAND, EUGENE OREGON
Instructor for courses in international development, urban planning and resiliency, sustainable/regenerative design, environmental policy, and unmanned aircraft systems.
Principal, Community Design Manager 2005-2008
Alpha Community Development
PORTLAND, GRESHAM OREGON
Oversaw and was directly responsible for Community Design Services and Client Relations for a multi-disciplinary firm including civil engineering, structural engineering, planning, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, development management, and development investment.
Planning Director 1997-2005
The AEI-CASC Companies
COLTON, RIVERSIDE, SANTA ANA, LOS ANGELES, ONTARIO, SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA
Comprehensive land and environmental planning services including community master-planning, resort & tourism planning, expert witness and legal support services, multi-media and information technology.
Adjunct Professor / Faculty Advisor 1990-2005
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Lecturer and faculty advisor in the Urban and Regional Planning Department, College of Environmental Design. Instruction of undergraduates and graduates in comprehensive planning, graphic communication, environmental planning, ethics, tourism planning, senior seminars and projects. Advisor for Senior Projects and Graduate Thesis Committee.