Daniel Howe is Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Landscape Architecture. He has extensive experience in city planning and municipal government, having served as Assistant City Manager for the City of Raleigh among a variety of other planning-related roles, and currently leads Perry Street Studio, LLC, a planning, writing and public engagement consulting practice in Raleigh, NC, specializing in facilitating solutions for the physical design of public space.
Dan’s firm was part of a design team led by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates that developed the master plan for Dorothea Dix Park, a 307- acre former mental hospital campus in central Raleigh. He has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners for more than 30 years, and was elected to the American Society of Landscape Architects College of Fellows in 2014. Dan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. He has published articles on such diverse subjects as large landscape conservation, conditional use rezoning, the national parks and park rangers, solid state lighting technology and infill development in a variety of national publications. Since his retirement from the City of Raleigh Dan has continued his involvement in his community through appointment to the Raleigh Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Commission, the Wake County Citizens Energy Commission and the Board of Directors of the Raleigh City Museum.
Dan hiked the entirety of the Appalachian Trail, and is an avid cyclist, having completed a bicycle ride of the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as extended bicycle tours across North Carolina, Virginia and Colorado. He is currently involved in the development of a co-housing community of 12 families in Wendell, NC.
In spring semester, he delivers City Planning and Design – Building Great Communities, an overview of why planning as a profession came to be, how planning works, the tools planners use to affect the built environment, and the interface of the professions of city planning and landscape architecture in building great cities.