Marilyn Mammano, MURP, AICP
Marilyn Mammano, AICP, is a former member of the New York City Planning Commission. She came to South Florida in 1998 having completed a 25-year career as a professional planner with the City of New York’s Department of City Planning, where she served as the Director of Zoning and Urban Design and the Director of Planning for the Borough of Staten Island. Under her direction, many planning reports were done for the City of New York, one of which resulted in the creation of the Staten Island Greenbelt Park. She developed and wrote urban design guidelines for waterfront developments, urban plazas and contextual zoning. She was responsible for writing and administering land use regulations. She provided education and support to community groups and was a liaison with community groups, elected officials, developers and city agencies. Her primary interests include urban design and sustainable, equitable site selection and development.
Ms. Mammano is a resident of Fort Lauderdale and a community activist. She is the President of the Fort Lauderdale Council of Civic Associations and a member of the Fort Lauderdale Historic Preservation Board. She was Vice Chair of the City’s Community Appearance Board and Chair of the Short Term Residential Use Committee. She was Chairwoman of the Annual Waterway Cleanup Committee from 1999 to 2009. Ms. Mammano has taught at the FAU School of Urban and Regional Planning since 2000. She is the Professional Development Officer for the Broward Section of Florida APA.
She combines the skills required of the practicing planner with the perspective of the decision maker for her students. A member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), she holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute.