Hanson Hom, AICP, ASLA recognized as Fellow

By Libby Tyler, FAICP, Northern Section Director-Elect, April 2024

Northern Section member Hanson Hom, AICP, ASLA, has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and was inducted with the class of 2024 Fellows at the National Planning Conference in Minneapolis.

Hom, a dedicated member of the planning profession, is well known to the Northern Section and planners throughout California and the U.S. He has served in various leadership roles, including as the Northern Section Director (2011-2012), where he established a highly successful mentoring program, and as Ethics Director. At the National level, Hom is a founding member of APA’s Asian and Pacific Islander Interest Group. At the Chapter level, he served as the California Chapter’s Vice President for Conferences, working tirelessly to professionalize and expand the State conference to meet member needs. He also chaired the California Planning Assistance Team (CPAT), offering pro bono planning services to under-resourced and under-represented communities. Hom’s commitment to planning is further evident in his involvement as a California Planning Roundtable member and President of the Planner Emeritus Network (PEN). Locally, he actively contributes to the City of Alameda’s planning board.

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In addition to his outstanding record of service, Hom is a highly accomplished planning and management professional. His major planning projects, including the San Leandro General Plan, Peery Park Specific Plan, and Sunnyvale City Center Redevelopment Plan, have left significant impacts. His remarkable 40-year professional and service career continues through his city management consultation work as Deputy Manager for the City of Milpitas. There, he has developed a Missing Middle Workforce Housing program and strategies for addressing homelessness, completed the city’s 6th Cycle Housing Element, and improved the development review process. With East Palo Alto, he worked on programs for RV Safe Parking and Pilot Workforce Development, further demonstrating his dedication to improving communities through planning.

Hom’s service has been recognized with APA California and Northern Section Awards of Excellence. Hanson was also recognized with a Distinguished Service Award for overseeing the Chapter’s highly successful virtual conference in 2020. He holds master’s degrees in urban and regional planning (San Jose State University) and public administration (CSU East Bay) and a BA in landscape architecture (UC Berkeley). He is an AICP and ASLA member and a licensed landscape architect. Please extend your congratulations to our outstanding member, Hanson Hom.

About the Author

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Libby is the planning manager at the City of San Pablo. Previously a senior project manager at MIG, Tyler was also a consulting planner in the Bay Area and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Illinois. Before that, she was the community development director for Urbana, Illinois, from 2000-2017. She holds a PhD in regional planning from the University of Illinois, a master of landscape architecture in environmental planning from UC Berkeley, and a BA in environmental conservation from the University of Colorado Boulder. A resident of Albany, CA, Tyler has been Northern Section Ethics Director since 2018 and Vice Chair of the American Planning Association’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee since January 2020.

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