Lee Einsweiler


Lee has been involved in planning, zoning and plan implementation in a variety of settings over the past 30 years. His emphasis has been on redevelopment activity in urban areas, beginning in south Florida in the 80’s and 90’s, and continuing with his recent work in Los Angeles, Cincinnati and the Teton Valley.

Lee sharpened his skills in the preparation of zoning and subdivision regulations across the country, and has been personally responsible for over 50 code projects, including the complete revision and adoption of over 30 codes and the preparation of almost 20 form-based codes. His combination of conventional zoning know-how and new code approaches are rare in the profession, and his ability to facilitate the consideration and adoption of new zoning serves his clients well.

Lee has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Community & Regional Planning at the University of Texas, teaching smart growth tools at the graduate level, which serves as a constant source of innovation. He is a board member of the Central Texas chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). Lee is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences on the issue of zoning and form-based codes.

Lee holds a Master of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Planning/Regional Analysis from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay.

Favorite website?

Last book read?
“The Boy on the Bridge” by M.R. Carey

Cat or dog person?

Favorite 90’s jam?
I’m retro, so “Killing Me Softly with His Song” by the Fugees

Peter Pan or Captain Hook?
Well, Hook is cooler, but Pan outlives him!

Favorite place visited?
Almafi coast in Italy