Martin Zimmerman

City Wise Studio USA
Director

Biography

Martin is an urban planner, architect, freelance journalist and principal of City Wise Studio USA, a copy writing, copy editing and communications firmHe has published hundreds of articles and reviews on urban development topics in the Washington Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Urban Land.org, APA Planning, Blueprints Journal of the National Building Museum, the Charlotte Observer, Build a Better Burb.org, and other print and on-line media. He has served as the first architect to lead the Office of Facilities Planning for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1992-2001) during a period of unprecedented growth for the campus. As ED for the Charlotte Area Bicycle Alliance (2003-2012), he campaigned to redirect the arc of Charlotte's travel culture. Martin is member of Sustain Charlotte's Transportation Choices Alliance, the advisory board to Bike Walk NC, and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. He travels frequently to cities in the USA, Canada and abroad in search of urban innovation models. His 

vehicle​ of choice has two wheels 
and a bell​.

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Articles

  • plancharlotte.org
    Sep 13, 2013
    A University City-area rezoning petition up for a public hearing Monday raises serious questions about whether the city can stand behind its plans for transit-friendly development along the proposed Blue Line Extension light rail line. (Photo: Martin Zimmerman)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Sep 13, 2013
    A University City-area rezoning petition up for a public hearing Monday raises serious questions about whether the city can stand behind its plans for transit-friendly development along the proposed Blue Line Extension light rail line. (Photo: Martin Zimmerman)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jun 11, 2013
    Density is important in making neighborhoods walkable, but other things are, too, says author Julie Campoli. Her new book helps readers recognize them. (Photo: Used with permission, Julie Campoli © 2012)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jun 11, 2013
    Density is important in making neighborhoods walkable, but other things are, too, says author Julie Campoli. Her new book helps readers recognize them. (Photo: Used with permission, Julie Campoli © 2012)