Nicolette Barber Named to NY Planning FederationFriday, February 03, 2012
Nicolette Barber, AICP, urban and community planner with Hunt Engineers, Architects & Land Surveyors, P.C. has been named to the Board of Directors of the New York Planning Federation.
The federation is a statewide, membership supported not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1937 to promote sound planning, land use and zoning practice in New York State which fosters orderly growth and development balanced with the protection of natural resources. The organization’s emphasis is on training planning and zoning board members, which they provide through workshops, participation at community informational and planning meetings, and certification programs. The Board of Directors comprises 18 regional representatives representing nine regions. Representatives must be members of a local planning or zoning board
Nicolette Barber points out that comprehensive planning is now recognized as fundamental to local governments’ effectiveness in making informed decisions. “Comprehensive plans can take many configurations,” explains Nicolette. “Some plans are highly complex documents, while others are a basic framework against which to measure criteria for development. It’s best to view a comprehensive plan as a living document that changes as do the community’s priorities and vision for future development.”
Barber, who joined HUNT in 2011, is a Columbia University graduate with a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning. She completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University, and worked for several years in the New York City area and north of the capital district. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and volunteers as a member of the City of Corning Planning Commission.