Biography: Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Hon. ASLA, Hon. FPIA
Mitchell Silver became Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks in May 2014. Commissioner Silver is also the immediate past president of the American Planning Association (APA). Mitchell is an award-winning planner with over 30 years of experience. He is internationally recognized for his leadership in the planning profession and his contributions to contemporary planning and urban design issues. Silver is fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, an honorary fellow (FAICP) of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). One of the nation’s most celebrated urban thinkers, in 2017 Commissioner Silver was elected to Planetizen’s list of the 100 Most Influential Urbanists in the world.