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100 Lafayette St
Baton Rouge, LA, 70801
United States


The Louisiana Smart Growth Summit is the premier interdisciplinary forum promoting dialogue focusing on resilience, livability, planning, design  infrastructure, development, placemaking, public transit, transportation, connectivity, policymaking and economic development.

Tim Jackson


Tim Jackson, AICP, is a professional planner with over 24 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. 

Tim currently is a Senior Research Associate with the Department of Planning and Urban Studies, Division of Planning at the University of New Orleans. Tim has worked as a planner for the City of Kenner, LA and was Planning Director in Mandeville, LA and Slidell, LA. He also spent 14 years as a planning, land use and zoning consultant.  His professional focus has been land use planning, development regulations and public policy at the local government level. 

In 2001 Tim was appointed to the New Orleans City Planning Commission and served eight years, including three years as Chairman. During his service with the Planning Commission, Tim helped guide the City through the Comprehensive Planning process, which successfully culminated in the adoption, in January 2010, of the City of New Orleans’ first ever Comprehensive Plan. Tim is also very active in the American Planning Association (APA) and is a Past President of the Louisiana Chapter APA. He has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since 1995.