Skills and Professional Background
* Bachelors degree in environmental science & masters degree in town and transportation planning (thesis subject: bicycle transportation).
* 20 years as a town and transportation planner for Gainesville FL, where I wrote the long-range transportation, land use, recreation, conservation, and urban design plans for the City, and successfully persuaded the City to reform its parking regulations.
* Crafted “concurrency” (“adequate facilities”) standards for roads, parks, waste.
* Administered Boulder’s growth rate control ordinance for 18 months.
* Experienced public speaker (sprawl, congestion, smart growth, urban design) Have given over 100 speeches around the nation.
* Smart Growth, sustainability, Complete Streets and walkable streets specialist.
* Published writer (two books about transportation and quality of life). Am also a “Plain English” and “Unbiased Transportation Terminology” editor.
* Experienced in design workshops, charrettes, walkability audits to create or restore safe streets, healthy neighborhoods, vibrant commercial areas.
* Skilled in crafting or calibrating land development codes for smart growth, form-based coding, transects, walkable urbanity, context-sensitive design, parking.
* Skilled in providing specialized professional recommendations regarding effective tactics for increasing transit use, bicycling and walking.
* Skilled in assisting local governments in establishing more understandable, “Plain English,” graphics-based regulations and plans.
* Well-versed in using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Photo Editor, PowerPoint, and other software programs.
* Skilled in creating, editing and maintaining Internet websites.
* PLAN-Boulder County Board of Directors, March 2014 – March 2016.
* Boulder Transportation Advisory Board, March 2013 – Present.
* Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder, April 2010 – Present.
* Urban Design Consultant & Complete Streets Instructor, October 2007 – Present.
* Senior Planner, September 1997 – October 2007. City of Gainesville FL.
* Growth Management Specialist, February 1996 – August 1997. City of Boulder CO.
* Senior Planner, September 1989 – February 1996. City of Gainesville FL.
* Associate Planner, March 1986 – September 1989. City of Gainesville FL.
Dom Nozzi has a BA in environmental science from SUNY Plattsburgh and a Master’s in planning from Florida State University. For 20 years, he was a senior planner for Gainesville FL and briefly the growth rate control planner for Boulder CO. He maintains an independent consulting practice in which he writes, edits, and speaks about street design, urban design, and quality of life. His primary professional skills are in urban design (particularly walkable streets & form-based codes), transportation choice, “plain English” land development codes promoting quality of life, long-range comprehensive planning, and inspirational, understandable, educational public presentations. He was the Duckpond Neighborhood Association president from 1999 to 2005. He is a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism. He has authored several environmental, transportation and urban design plans and regulations for Gainesville. He is in Who’s Who for the South & Southwest. His most recent book is The Car is the Enemy of the City, was published by WalkableStreets in May 2010. His second book, The Road to Ruin: An Introduction to Sprawl and How to Cure It, was published by Praeger Publishers in 2003. Mr. Nozzi is a contributing author to New Urbanism & Beyond, published by Rizzoli Publishers. He served on the Board of Directors for Bike/Walk Virginia. He currently serves on the Boulder CO Transportation Advisory Board. He is a Complete Streets Instructor for the National Complete Streets Coalition. He has served as the Chair of the Mapleton Hill PorchFest since 2011. He formerly brewed his own beer and wine. He currently makes his own pasta. He has run the New York City Marathon, is an avid traveler and adventurer, diver, hiker, kayaker, bicyclist and skier.
As a Senior Planner for City of Gainesville, Florida from 1986 to 2007, he authored the Environmental Conservation, Recreation, and Solid Waste Elements of Gainesville’s 1991-2001 Comprehensive Plan, and the Future Land Use, Urban Design, and Transportation Elements of Gainesville’s 2001-2011 Comprehensive Plan. He prepared or revised ordinances pertaining to the protection of creeks, lakes, wetlands, wellfields, nature parks, upland ecological communities, and gateway streets. Other ordinances prepared or revised include noise control, landscaping and tree management, animal control, sign control, downtown Traditional City overlay, planned unit developments, and traditional neighborhood developments (TNDs).
He was the lead planner for Gainesville’s 26-mile greenway trail system. He served as editor for the update of the city’s “Development Guide,” which is an award-winning guide describing, in layman’s terms, the steps one must follow to go through the city’s development process, and a graphic and written summary of various planning concepts and city development objectives. He was awarded Employee of the Month for the City Department of Community Development in 1987 and Employee of the Year for the Department in 1993.
He currently lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Selected Published Articles
Nozzi, D. “Fighting the Correct Battle.” The Gainesville Sun, 2 February, 2002.
Nozzi, D. “Growth, Sprawl Not Always Connected.” The Gainesville Sun, 30 September 2002.
Nozzi, D. “Fighting the Correct Battle.” The Town Paper [Gaithersburg, MD], August/September 2001, 11-12.
Nozzi, D. “School Needed for Duckpond.” The Gainesville Sun, 15 July, 2001.
Nozzi, D. “Disadvantages of Living in a Public Safety Bubble.” The Gainesville Sun, 23 April 2000.
Nozzi, D. “Leverage and No Growthers.” The Town Paper [Gaithersburg, MD], March/April 2000, 2-3.
Nozzi, D. “Transportation: A New Paradigm for the 21st Century.” The Gainesville Sun, 30 May 1999.
Nozzi, D. “A Decade of Growth and Change in Alachua County.” Booklet. Gainesville: Friends of Alachua
County (Florida). June 1993.
Thrall, G., Swanson, B. and Nozzi, D. “Greenspace Acquisition and Ranking Program (GARP).” Computers, Environment an Urban Systems, Vol. 12, 161-184. 1989.