Introducing N. J. “Pete” Pointner FAICP, ALA, ITE

N. J. “Pete” Pointner is an independent consultant committed to the creation of sustainable communities which are in harmony with the human, natural and man-made environments of which they are a part.  He has espoused environmentally based planning in a professional career that has spanned more than 50 years. His planning is based on sound principles with a special emphasis on the environmental compatibility of development, context sensitive design and consideration of sustainability.

He works with public and private clients to:
  • Implement environmentally based planning and context sensitive design
  • Solve and avoid problems associated with development
  • Meet future needs in a sustainable manner
  • Add value to the use of land and
  • Realize new possibilities consistent with their goals, objectives and resources
Areas of Expertise

“Pete” Pointner is an architect and planner and a life member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. See About Pete for more details of his qualifications. The range of his experience is reflected in his book Planning Connections – Human, Natural and Man Made which includes 19 case studies of approved and implemented projects on which he has held managerial and technical roles.

The focus of his work is in the following areas:
  • Sustainable land use and development planning
  • Downtown Planning and Urban design
  • Comprehensive plans, zoning and development ordinances
  • Transportation corridor planning and scenic highway design
Services and Products
  • Expert witness on land use and zoning litigation
  • Highest and best use reports, planning and zoning testimony
  • Facilitator for visioning, strategic planning and public involvement programs
  • Workshops and lectures
  • Consultant on sustainable site planning and urban design
Planning Connections Book

Planning Connections

By Pete Pointner


Planning Consultant

“In Planning Connections, Pete Pointner has given us the accumulated wisdom of his long and distinguished career as a professional urban planner who has had the opportunity of working across the planning spectrum. The book presents a range of case studies through which Pointner confirms and illustrates basic planning principles which have continuing applicability to our present attempts to create communities that can facilitate a high quality of life for their residents, workers and businesses. Planning Connections is a solid resource for planning practitioners, teachers and students”

Leslie S. Pollock FAICP, founding principal of Camiros, a nationwide consulting firm