James Foty, AICP

Senior Planner

James is a certified urban planner who believes in making the planning process interactive, inclusive, and accessible to a wide range of stakeholders. James’s interest in planning was sparked by a high school trip to Vancouver, BC. The visit inspired him to start modeling futuristic cities in an early version of SketchUp, and eventually led him to graduate school for a degree in Community and Regional Planning. Since graduation, he has been actively involved in community development, economic development, and planning projects across New Mexico, including Comprehensive Plans, Metropolitan Redevelopment Area plans, housing assessments, economic development plans, and many others. James is the Professional Development Officer for APA-NM and an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Mexico. In his free time, James enjoys spontaneous road trips, hiking, biking, listening to podcasts compulsively and exploring new cities.

Master of Community and Regional Planning, University of New Mexico
Bachelor of Science in Philosophy and Political Science, University of Oregon

Professional Credentials:
American Institute of Certified Planners