Kyle Ezell, AICP, is an Associate Professor of Practice of City and Regional Planning at The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School and the recipient of numerous teaching awards including the College of Engineering’s Distinguished Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching and Ohio State University’s Excellence in Community-Based Scholarship. Ezell is also a principal of a planning, design, and public participation firm called Designing Local, Ltd. where he attempts to live up to the values and expectations set forth in this book, Designing Local.
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