Landscape/Civil People

Redniss Elevated to AICP Fellowship

Richard Redniss

Stamford, CT – Redniss & Mead, a land use consulting firm, announced that principal planner Richard Redniss, AICP has been named to the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) College of Fellows (FAICP) for his outstanding achievements in urban planning. The 2022 class is scheduled to be inducted into the College of Fellows at the National Planning Conference in San Diego on May 1.

Redniss previously served as president of Redniss & Mead. “Rick has a long track record of success working in very challenging environments. Rick’s professional work and his personal pursuits further demonstrate his commitment to the ethical responsibilities of a certified planner to the public, to clients, and to the profession and colleagues,” said Rebecca Augur, president, Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA).  “We were proud to nominate him for his sustained leadership in the planning field and for his lasting influence in crafting inclusionary zoning, promoting affordable housing, and fostering historic preservation and permanent open space in particular.”

“This is a well-deserved honor,” said Craig Flaherty, P.E., president of Redniss & Mead. “Rick has been an exemplary leader in the community and for the planning profession. His ideas and efforts applied through the planning discipline and his clients land use applications have literally changed lives and enhanced the communities where they are located.  We are grateful for his continued contributions to our firm and our clients.”

Fellowship is granted to planners who have achieved certification through the American Planning Association’s professional institute, the AICP, and have achieved excellence in professional practice, mentoring, public and community service, and leadership. Redniss is the only Connecticut member being inducted into this year’s College of Fellows and will join one other practicing fellow in the state.

Redniss is a past member of the Mayor’s Taskforce on Affordable Housing and the Governor’s Blue-Ribbon Commission on Affordable Housing. He is a member of the American Planning Association (APA) and the Real Estate Finance Association of Faifield/Westchester County in Connecticut.