Thomas G. Dallessio AICP/PP/FRSA
Thomas G. Dallessio is President, CEO & Publisher of Next City, Inc. – a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events. Next City’s online posts are read widely around the world, and the annual Vanguard conference for urban leaders under 40 is the premier program to advance urban interests. Tom is a licensed professional planner with over three decades of urban planning and public policy experience on the local, regional, State, national and international levels. He teaches Land Use Planning and Infrastructure Planning at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and founded the Center for Resilient Design. Tom is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and Honorary Council Member of the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization. Tom was elected for three terms to the Hopewell Borough, N.J. Council, serving 2 years as Council President.