Elizabeth Garvin, Esq., AICP, brings more than 15 years of public and private sector experience in land development regulations, urban planning and economic development, including; developmental approvals and incentives, comprehensive planning, project management and land use consulting.

Ms. Garvin has prepared code update/revision projects for cities and counties across the country; drafted topic-specific code provisions covering topics such as TOD, sustainability, and signs; created plans for redevelopment projects; prepared regional design standards; organized and undertaken public participation processes; and assisted private clients in obtaining development approvals. Her recent code projects include Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Arlington, Texas; and St. Louis County, Missouri. Ms. Garvin is a frequent speaker at regional and national planning conferences, including a presentation for the Western Planner conference in 2012 and AICP workshop presentations on the mechanics of code writing at the national American Planning Association conference for the past ten years.

Ms. Garvin will focus on planning law, including plan implementation, regulatory drafting, sustainable development, and development finance. Prior to rejoining Spencer Fane, Elizabeth was a senior associate with Clarion Associates working in the regulatory group.