We are excited to announce that Senior Planner Brian Creamer, AICP, SITES AP, received the 2018 Emerging/Rising Planner Award from the American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA). The award recognizes a mid-career planner who has excelled in leadership, increased the impact of planning, or enhanced the APA-MA Chapter.
Brian believes that Planners, as generalists, are ideal conveners of allied professionals to advocate for environmental and social justice. He aims to incorporate these ideals and ethics into both planned and built work, and has consistently demonstrated an eagerness to grow the planning profession by sharing knowledge and principles with others.
During his time at Nitsch, Brian has worked on a variety of planning projects, particularly those focused on green infrastructure, resiliency, and complete streets. His green infrastructure work includes institutional planning studies for Princeton University, and municipal projects for the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, DC Water, and the City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Brian has promoted resilient design through planning projects such as the Moakley Park Visioning Study in South Boston, as well as design competitions for Moakley Park and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He has promoted walkable communities on projects such as the Waverly Commuter Rail Station Accessibility Study in Belmont, the Pleasant Street Bike and Pedestrian Improvements project in Northampton, and the MBTA Newton Highlands Station Accessibility Improvements project.
Brian’s work outside of Nitsch Engineering demonstrates his personal commitment to and effectiveness in furthering planning principles within his community. Brian is an adjunct faculty member in the Boston University City Planning and Urban Affairs program where he has taught – and is teaching – courses in “Equitable Development in Boston’s Transit Rich Neighborhoods” and “The Role of Architecture in Creating a Sense of Place.” From 2017-2019, Brian was the Chair of the City of Malden’s Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Walkability. He currently serves as a Commissioner on the Malden Conservation Commission, a member of the Friends of the Malden River, and a past member of the Malden Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee.
If you have worked with Brian in the past, you know he’s a deserving recipient of this honor – we hope you’ll join us in congratulating him!