Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA, architect, urban designer, educator, author. His 2014 American Institute of Architects NY Chapter Presidential theme: Civic Vision, Civic Spirit expressed his lifelong commitment to civic health and the importance of the public realm. He is ACSA Distinguished Professor at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture of the City College of New York. Previously he served as Assistant Director at the Design Arts Program of the National Endowment of the Arts. His professional practice include roles advising the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s World Trade Center Site 9/11 International Memorial Design Competition and Boston's 9/11 Memorial Competition. His awards include: the AIA New York State President’s Award for Excellence in Non‐traditional Architecture and the prestigious AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education. He is Founding Co‐Chair of the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee. As a Founding Board member of the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization, he helped plan and participated in Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador. He holds an Master of Architecture and Master of Architecture in Urban Design degrees from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and was a Fulbright Fellow in Paris. His publications include: Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space; The Legacy Project: New Housing New York: Best Practices in Affordable, Sustainable, Replicable Housing Design; and he co-authored Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable Equitable, and Resilient Cities.