President and CEO, EDAW, Inc.
As a principal of EDAW, Joe Brown has directed numerous projects throughout the United States and abroad. EDAW was founded in 1939, and is now a 750-person planning and design firm with 23 offices worldwide. He is an experienced planner and landscape architect with particular strengths in new community planning, urban planning and redevelopment, community revitalization, historic and cultural design, and the issues confronting areas of rapid growth and development. Brown has been an aggressive voice in his profession’s move toward realizing broader collaboration among disciplines, greater professional visibility and outreach, and being involved early on in the strategic resolution of diverse land- and community-based challenges. He is committed to the fusion of sustainable resource management with enduring and distinguished physical design. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and a founding member of the CEO Roundtable, a forum of leaders within the profession, brought together to offer national and international depth to the leadership of the ASLA. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the American Planning Association and served on the ULI Awards for Excellence jury for three years as well as contributed to several ULI publications.