On Saturday Night, October 21st, CNU California will honor on distinct member of the CNU Movement in California.  The Ceremony will feature reflections from the honoree, the President of the CNU California Chapter Howard Blackson, and previous years’ honorees.  Join us for this special event, immediately preceding the Saturday night screening of Urban Design Films at 7:30pm.

2017 Fifth Annual CNU – California Paul Crawford Award:

Ms. Lisa Wise, AICP

On behalf of the Congress for the New Urbanism California Chapter, we wish to
congratulate Ms. Lisa Wise on being awarded our 2017 CNU-California Paul Crawford
Award. We truly admire her dedication and results in making better places for the
citizens of California. This award is intended to annually honor a California New Urbanist as distinguished as Mr. Paul Crawford who successfully fought the spread of placeless sprawl and restore our cities and towns.Lisa Wise CNU California Award Winner

Lisa Wise, AICP, is a CPA and planner with almost 25 years of professional experience in
land use planning, housing policy, development codes, and finance. Lisa speaks regularly
at state and national conferences and is considered an expert on comprehensive
planning solutions, the economics of land use planning, and zoning ordinances and
development codes. Currently, Lisa is chairman of the Form-Based Code Institute and
President and co-founder of Lisa Wise Consulting, Inc. since 2006. Lisa was the Project
Director on several comprehensive and award-winning, long-range visioning and
strategic planning projects throughout California. Lisa graduated from the Master of City
and Regional Planning Program at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in 2001. She resides is San
Louis Obispo where she currently teaches at California Polytechnic State University as
adjunct faculty in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

We appreciate and are honoring Lisa for her long-standing leadership in enabling great
places, for her work to revitalize our cities and build California towards a more
sustainable future, and for continuing the important work of her mentor, Mr. Paul

Her selection follows our inaugural CNU California Paul Crawford Award winners,
Stefanos Polyzoides and Elizabeth Moule (2013), Rick Cole (2014), Jeffrey Tumlin (2016),
and Neal Payton (2017). Our CNU-California Chapter will present Ms. Wise her award on
Saturday, October 21, 2017, during the New Urbanism Film Festival being held at the
AMCE Theater in Hollywood, California. We sincerely appreciate Ms. Wise

Howard M. Blackson III, CNUa
Congress for the New Urbanism California Chapter

Lisa Wise Consulting