Martin Regge brings a unique perspective to his many accomplishments in planning urban environments around the world. The work he has led has improved the quality and efficiency of city living on three continents by creating location-unique strategic designs that integrate nature and urban density within a framework of future-focused public infrastructure.
As an urban designer and planner, he is both interested in the physical characteristics of a place and how planning, urban design, and architecture can create a positive public environment. This is evident in the strong role he has played in getting complex projects of significant magnitude — such as the urban plan for fast-growing city of Karamay China — planned, implemented, and built.
Martin is active in the urban planning community, currently serving as the vice-chair of the Renton Planning Commission and having recently completed two terms as urban designer on the Seattle Design Commission. In that role he champions design excellence in the public realm, advising the mayor, city council, and city departments on the design of capital improvement projects located on city land or in city rights-of-way or constructed with city funds.
American Planning Association, China and Sustainability: Lessons and Opportunities for Collaboration and Exchange, Olympia, WA, October 2012American Planning Association, Innovative Tools for Visualizing in Planning and Urban Design, Spokane, WA, 2006
Association of University Research Park, Research Park Planning and Design – Lessons Learned, Vancouver, BC, August 2010
CIVIC AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Urban Land Institute, Professional Development Council on Public Development and Infrastructure, September 2010–Present
City of Renton Planning Commission, Vice Chair, September 2010–Present
Seattle Design Commission, Urban Design Position, 2013–2016