Jim Chappell Lecture Tonight!

Please join the School of Landscape Architecture in a lecture by Jim Chappell.


Making Architecture Real. What’s the secret sauce?

A Public Lecture by Jim Chappell

When:Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 PM

Where: Cannery Room 302-H

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Jim Chappell is an urban development expert, strategic thinker, and community opinion leader experienced in building consensus on complicated civic problems.


He specializes in providing strategic assistance to the development community and public agencies on private-public initiatives. From 1994 to 2009, he led the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), bringing a balanced and informed perspective to San Francisco Bay Area urban issues through research, education, and advocacy. Prior to that he began his career as a planning and development consultant, working for some of the country’s top planning firms, on a wide variety of projects for developers, public agencies, and community groups.


He is skilled in strategic planning, positioning, zoning and land use planning, project siting, entitlements, public/private partnerships, historic preservation, park and recreation planning, community relations and government relations.