The Team

George Wheatle Williams, PP, AICP

Founding Principal

George W. Williams, PP/AICP has over 30 years of extensive interwoven experience in neighborhood planning, land use, and economic development. As a fully engaged practitioner over the years, he exhibits a civic-minded devotion to underserved communities and issues.

Independence: A Family of Services, Board Member since 2015
New Jersey Council of Humanities, Trustee since 2015
Newark Museum Business and Community Council,
Past President since 2009
Kapa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Member since 1993

 

Michèle S. Delisfort, PP, AICP

Principal and Managing partner

Ms. Michèle S. Delisfort, PP/AICP has extensive interwoven experience in Urban Planning, academia and policy and is a fully engaged practitioner, community leader and public servant.

 

Gerard M. Haizel, PP, AICP

Senior Associate

30 years of professional experience in housing and economic development, socio-economic profiling, land use planning and community engagement.
Extensive experience with nonprofit organizations and municipalities.

 

Mrunmayee S. Atre

AICP Candidate, PIT, LEED Green Associate

Ms. Mrunmayee Atre, AICP Candidate/LEED Green Associate is experienced in urban design, zoning, formed based codes, and sustainability/green building design with private and municipal sector clients.

Ms. Atre’s chief interest areas are integrating architectural and planning knowledge to create sustainable, transit-oriented and people-centric communities.

 

Steven M. Martini, PP, AICP

Associate

Mr. Steven Martini, PP/AICP has nearly 7 years of public and private sector experience redevelopment planning, land use, and economic development. He is a fully engaged practitioner who utilizes his strategic and analytical skills. Mr. Martini is passionate about urban planning, economic development and New Jersey communities.

 

Simran S. Riar

Junior Associate

Mr. Simran S. Riar is experienced in urban design, 3D manufacturing, community engagement and the application of information technology to improving the built environment.

Mr. Riar brings an element of out-of-industry experience to the firm and is able to implement a wide range of technologies in his problem solving capabilities. He is currently tasked with map creation, data analysis, graphic design, simulation rendering, digital content creation and web design.

 

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