Urban Design

Alan Goodwin, AICP

Planning Coordinator + Urban Designer​

Alan is a planner and urban designer with a keen interest in placemaking. A baby boomer swimming in a sea of Gen-Xers and Millennials, he continues to learn, grow, and discover new ways of looking at urban spaces through different eyes and viewpoints. He has 33+ years of diverse community development, urban planning, and design experience, with a particular focus on transit oriented development and public realm design.

Alan joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department in 2008. He previously served as Senior Development Planner for the City of Newport, RI. He has also worked in the fields of community and economic development, urban and park planning, and project management in Providence, RI, Westerly, RI, and Groton, CT. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Connecticut College and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Planners
  • American Planning Association - NC Chapter
  • Urban Land Institute

Alan Goodwin 


Email: AGoodwin@CharlotteNC.gov

Office: 704-432-3418