IRVINE, CA—The governance committee of the Urban Land Institute‘s Orange County/Inland Empire district council has appointed Randal W. Jackson as district council chairman. Jackson, president of private planning and design consulting firm PlaceWorks, succeeds Michael Ruane, chief of strategic and public affairs for CalOptima, who served between 2011 and 2014.

Jackson is a registered landscape architect with more than 40 years of planning and design experience. He has conceived and designed unique land-use and design concepts for award-winning communities throughout California, in the US and abroad. Jackson continues to focus his work on creating and shaping healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities built around and integrating transit, open space and parks and recreation systems.

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