Laura E. Haw, AICP, NCISenior Principal Planner
Laura is a senior principal planner and project manager who provides technical planning, design and zoning assistance to cities, townships and villages throughout Michigan and Ohio. As a member of McKenna’s leadership team, she is also responsible for one of three practice divisions within the firm. On a daily basis, Laura prepares strategic land use recommendations with a focus on creative placemaking and sustainable neighborhoods and downtowns. Laura practices action-oriented development plans that are rooted in implementation with detailed project prioritization, phasing, economic incentives, potential partners and funding sources; enabling communities to take the next step and continue to drive results.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Art in political science and a Bachelor of Art in global area studies / international development. She also holds a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Art and Architecture.
“As a planner and designer, there are moments in every planning project to make a lasting, positive impact on the quality of place and life for those in the community. Understanding and seeing this vision come to life is the ultimate goal.”