Norman Tyler, FAICP, is faculty and former director of the Urban and Regional Planning program at Eastern Michigan University. He has also taught at the University of Michigan and Penn State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a registered architect. He has served on the board of the Michigan Association of Planning, the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and a founding member of the Ann Arbor Preservation Alliance.
Robert M. Ward holds an AB from Earlham College, MA from Indiana University, and Ph.D. from The University ofMichigan. He has been a cartographer and a recreation resource planning specialist with the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation(U.S. Department of the Interior) and a soil scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and subsequently taught in theDepartment of Geography and Geology at Eastern Michigan University, where he initiated the undergraduate and graduatedegree programs in Urban and Regional Planning. He has published articles on resources/environment/conservation,planning, and geography. Ward has held leadership offices on rural township and county planning commissions and alsowith a nationally accredited nonprofit land conservancy organization.