Downtown & Commercial District Planning
The Walker Collaborative's Phil Walker has over 30 years of experience preparing and implementing planning strategies for downtowns across the country. In addition to creating numerous master plans as a consultant, he has spearheaded revitalization efforts as the downtown organization director in Pensacola, Florida, as the City Planning Director in Natchez, Mississippi, and as a Board of Directors member of a local Main Street program. He served from 2011-2013 as the Interim Director of the Two Rivers Company - the downtown and riverfront revitalization agency for Clarksville, Tennessee. Phil Walker has also consulted to the National Main Street Center and has been a speaker on the subject at several universities and downtown revitalization conferences. His book entitled Downtown Planning for Smaller and Mid-sized Communities was published in 2009 by the American Planning Association's Planners Press.