Jeffrey Soule

Jeff Soule has held a number of urban and regional planning and policy positions in government and the non-profit sector: Policy Coordinator for the US Department of Agriculture, Deputy Director, National Endowment for the Arts Design Program, and Director of The Center for Rural Pennsylvania.

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He managed the Mayor’s Institute on City Design and helped build the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Program. Mr. Soule joined the American Planning Association as Policy Director in 1996 where he managed Government Affairs, Public Information and Outreach for the Associations’ 44,000 members. In 2007 he became Director of Outreach and International Programs at APA, a new position combining Communications, Partnerships, and International activities. He advises the Chinese government on urbanization and has done several award winning plans in Nanjing, Beijing and Shanghai. He has written and lectured extensively on urban design, community development, historic preservation, environmental conservation, infrastructure and heritage area planning. He also has held many voluntary civic positions, including three terms as President of the Union Square Association in Baltimore. Mr. Soule is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, FAICP; the International Land Economics Society, Lambda Alpha; member of the Cosmos Club in Washington DC. Jeff received a BA degree, with honors, from Colgate University, and a Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government.