Norman Tyler, PhD, FAICP
Norman Tyler, PhD, FAICP, is an architect and city planner with a special interest in historic preservation. For 25 years he was on the faculty of the Urban and Regional Planning Program at Eastern Michigan University, and director of the program from 1990 to 2009. He is a registered architect who had his own architecture/planning firm prior to becoming a full-time faculty member. Norman has a PhD from Michigan State University in Urban and Regional Planning and a Doctor or Architecture degree from The University of Michigan.
Norman has been active in community development for over 50 years. He has been on the board of a variety of professional organizations: planning (Michigan Association of Planning), architecture (American Institute of Architects, Huron Valley Chapter), and preservation (Michigan Historic Preservation Network). He recently became a member of the College of Fellows with the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP).Academic background
Norm's professional resume
Eastern Michigan University Planning Program
Explore Norm's online Rivertown Simulation project.Books
The simulation is described in the Rivertown Simulation paper.
Historic Preservation: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice, 2009Selected articles
Planning and Community Development: A Guide to the 21st Century, 2011Podcast interview on Community Planning bookGreek Revival in America: Tracing its architectural roots to ancient Athens
Transportation Systems in the United States: (.pdf of book draft)
See Norm's Amazon.com Author page
"The Four Most Important Words in Transportation Planning"Other interests
"Integrating Historic Preservation Plans with Comprehensive Plans"
"Historic theaters as tools of economic revitalization"
"Place Making for the Well-Designed Community (PowerPoint)"
"The WebPolis (CityHallCommons.com) Consortium project"
"Promoting Interaction Through On-line Courses"
"The Basis for Land Use Law"
"Four Significant Land Use Taking Cases"
"Comparison of 'Advocacy' and 'Conflict Resolution' Approaches to Planning"
"The Impact of Wal-Mart Stores on Downtown Health in Michigan Cities"
Parabola City Concept: page 1; page 2
Ann Arbor Historic Street Exhibits ProgramPodcast describing Street Exhibit Program
Tyler Family Genealogy
Peace Corps and VISTA experience
Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro
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