Mr. Nozzi, AICP, has a BA in environmental science from SUNY Plattsburgh & a Master’s in planning from Florida State Univ. For 20 years, he was a senior planner for Gainesville FL & briefly the growth rate control planner for Boulder CO. He maintains an independent consulting practice in which he writes, edits, and speaks about street design, urban design, & quality of life. His primary professional skills are in urban design (particularly walkable streets & form-based codes), transportation choice, “plain English” land development codes promoting quality of life, long-range comprehensive planning, & inspirational, understandable, educational public presentations. He was the Duckpond Neighborhood Association president from 1999 to 2005. He is a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism. He has authored several environmental, transportation and urban design plans & regulations for Gainesville. He is in Who’s Who for the South & Southwest. His most recent book is The Road to Ruin: An Introduction to Sprawl and How to Cure It, published by Praeger Publishers. A second book by Mr. Nozzi, about transportation planning, cities and quality of life, and tentatively titled The Car is the Enemy of the City, is expected to be released over the next 12 to 18 months. Mr. Nozzi is a contributing author to New Urbanism & Beyond, published by Rizzoli Publishers. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Bike/Walk Virginia. He is a Complete Streets Instructor for the National Complete Streets Coalition. He brews his own beer & wine, makes his own pasta, has run the New York City Marathon, is an avid traveler & adventurer, diver, kayaker, bicyclist & skier.