Thomas Knipe

Thomas (Tom) Knipe has served in two different leadership roles in local planning and economic development since obtaining his M.R.P. from Cornell in 2011. He served as Principal Planner and Tourism Program Director with the Tompkins County Planning Department for seven years, and since 2018 he has directed the Office of Economic Development for the City of Ithaca. He also worked for eight years in the bicycle transportation field in Portland, Oregon. He is a founding board member of a local active transportation advocacy group, Bike Walk Tompkins, and also serves on the board of the New York Bicycling Coalition. His areas of professional expertise include community development, economic development, land-use, transportation, comprehensive planning, real estate development, public art, organizational leadership and management, marketing, budgeting, fundraising, grant administration, and community relations. Tom is a recipient of AAP’s Thomas W. Mackesey Prize, and received a B.A. in Political Science and French from Binghamton University in 1998.

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  • CRP 5850: Special Topics: Planning Under Covid
  • CRP 3840: Green CitiesThis course addresses pertinent issues relative to planning. Topics vary each semester.
  • CRP 5850: Special Topics: Sustainable Tourism Planning and DevelopmentThis course addresses pertinent issues relative to planning. Topics vary each semester.

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