Biography of Peter Lowitt, Immediate Past Chair

Peter C. Lowitt, AICP was excited to be the Chairman of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. For his day job he serves as Director/Land Use Administrator for the Devens Enterprise Commission, the agency charged with permitting the redevelopment of the former Fort Devens army base in Massachusetts. At Devens, Mr. Lowitt focuses on the sustainable redevelopment of this 4400-acre former army base. In this capacity he has developed the EcoStar environmental branding and achievement program to promote eco-industrial networking and green building. Prior to coming to Devens, Mr. Lowitt served as Director of Planning and Economic Development for the Town of Londonderry, New Hampshire (1993-1999) where he developed the Londonderry Ecological Industrial Park and the award winning Sustainable Londonderry Program.

Mr. Lowitt has been active in the planning and economic development profession, serving as past-Chair of the Economic Development Division of American Planning Association (APA), current President of the Massachusetts Chapter of American Planning Association, and is a former President of the New Hampshire Planners Association. He has published a number of articles and lectured on sustainable economic development in New Zealand, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and Canada. He is fully committed to sustainable economic development practices through good planning. He has received the State of New Hampshire’s 1998 Excellence in Community Development Award and also received the 1998 WasteCap New Hampshire 1998 Environmental Excellence Award.

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