Subrata Basu a registered architect in Florida, Emeritus member of the
American Institute of Architects and a Life member of the American Institute of
Certified Planners has over four decades of varied experience, both in public
and private sectors, that covers the whole spectrum from policy development
to spatial planning to implementing plans giving him a well-rounded and
pragmatic perspective in addressing intricacies of community development. As
a public sector planner in various leadership capacities, he has extensive
experience in Policy Development and Strategic Planning for urban
communities such as Miami Dade County and City of South Miami in Florida
and in Belize, C.A. As an architect and an urban planner, Mr. Basu has
complemented his policy development experience with actual urban and spatial
planning through a process that is inclusive and based on consensus building of
stakeholders. One of the principles that Mr. Basu consistently followed and
strongly believes in is meaningful inclusion of the stakeholders in the planning process.
As the Principal Planner for the Station Area Design and Development program for the Miami Dade County’s 20-mile elevated metro rail system, Mr. Basu facilitated the planning of the areas around the stations. The program goal was to create a policy framework to encourage transit supportive development allowing for high density walkable infill developments, create increased transit ridership and opportunities for affordable housing. As the Director of Community Redevelopment Area, Mr. Basu focused on strategic investments and social transformation through physical improvements by applying crime prevention through environmental design principles, addressing traffic intrusion, promoting home ownership, building a community center and making small business and housing assistance programs available to improve the economically distressed area of City of South Miami. As Miami Dade County Assistant Director of Planning and Zoning, Mr. Basu was instrumental in promoting major policy initiatives to accommodate rapid expansion of the county by creating Urban Centers along major transportation infrastructures to promote sustainable infill development and discourage continued sprawling developments.Most recently, as a Community Development Advisor/Volunteer on behalf of United States Peace Corps, Mr. Basu left his mark in Belize, C.A. He led a local stakeholder group, in the border town of Benque Viejo del Carmen, to develop an Action Plan to create economic opportunities for local residents through tourism and by revitalization of the historic downtown.Mr. Basu has a Master’s in Architecture and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning, both from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. After completing an extended Peace Corps assignment he continues to volunteer in the community. Mr. Basu, is the 2016-2017 President of South Miami Rotary Club, a Board member of the Tropical Audubon Society, Member of Miami Dade County’s Social and Economic Development Council and sits on the South Miami Planning and Zoning Board. In his spare time he likes to play golf, does water color painting and photography.