Wayne Feiden currently works as the director of planning and sustainability for the City of Northampton, Massachusetts. His areas of focus include sustainability, resiliency, revitalization, open space, alternative transportation, and public health. As director, he led Northampton to earn the nation’s first 5-STAR community award for municipal sustainability. He is also a Lecturer of Practice in planning and sustainable communities at the University of Massachusetts, where he teaches classes in community economic development and planning and sustainability practice.
Wayne’s publications include “Conservation Limited Development,” “Building Sustainability and Resiliency into Local Planning Agencies” (APA PAS Memos), and Local Agency Planning Management and Assessing Sustainability (APA PAS Reports). Wayne’s Bellagio Residency (Italy), State Department Professional Fellowship Exchange (Malaysia), German Marshall Fund fellowship (United Kingdom and Denmark), Fulbright Specialist fellowships (South Africa and New Zealand), Eisenhower Fellowship (Hungary) all focused on revitalization and sustainability. Wayne’s work has included projects throughout the United States, in the Eastern Caribbean, Ireland, Brazil, and Sierra Leone.