Lois Fisher, CNU, LEED-AP and LEED-ND is the president of Fisher Town Design and an Urban Designer. Her firm specializes in designing and zoning for walkable downtowns and neighborhoods as an alternative to suburban sprawl. Her approach combines an understanding of the unique assets of a site with the timeless principles of urban design. She incorporates ‘Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design’ principles in her work. The result is safe, healthy, socially and economically vital places that are sustainable. Her Theatre district project in downtown Petaluma is a very successful urban design redevelopment project. The successful relocation of the North Santa Rosa SMART station from Frances Drive to Guerneville Road is another example. Her clients range from individual property owners to cities. She is currently working on a downtown design and code for Rohnert Park.
She is an adjunct faculty member and teaches Urban Design at Sonoma State University. Lois Fisher served for many years on the Planning Commission for Windsor, helping to spearhead the development of the downtown there. She regularly writes ‘Close to Home’ pieces for the Press Democrat on urban design topics.