Building a Place for History
Michael Lysicatos, AICP/PP, is the Assistant Director with the Passaic County Department of Planning Economic Development located in Totowa, New Jersey. He is a licensed planner in the State of New Jersey and also a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, a Professional Certificate in Geomatics from Rutgers University and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Michael has been with the County since 2005 specializing in the use of GIS and other technologies to develop urban design solutions that integrate land use and transportation decisions. These solutions reflect municipal priorities established through local coordination and robust public participation. Michael is involved with regional planning in his capacity as the chair of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority’s (NJTPA) Regional Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) and participation with the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association. Michael led the work to create the Transportation Element of the Passaic County Master Plan which identified 26 Scenic and Historic Byways that serve as the foundation for the County’s Heritage Tourism Element of the Master Plan.