Amy R. Lapin, Executive Vice President at Economic & Planning Systems, Inc. (EPS), is an urban economics consultant with expertise in the creation of viable land use and financial strategies for public- and private-sector clients. Since joining EPS in 2003, Amy has provided project management, technical analysis, and advisory services for numerous infill and master-planned community projects throughout California and the Pacific Northwest. Amy’s experience includes projects related to real estate market analysis and financial feasibility, fiscal and economic impact analysis, public finance, economic development, and land use policy. In addition, Amy enjoys managing complex, multidisciplinary projects and has refined and originated methods to examine and convey real estate market support for residential and nonresidential land uses in both redevelopment and greenfield settings, the potential for urban decay on existing retail outlets, the economic impacts of critical habitat designations, the feasibility and financing options for proposed bike share programs, strategies for catalyzing and diversifying a local economy, the equitable assessment of parcels in improvement districts, and urban service strategies for new unincorporated communities and proposed annexations.
Amy has a master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University. Amy is an active member of the American Planning Association (APA), serving as chair of Membership and participating in the SacValley Section mentorship program as a mentor; the Urban Land Institute (ULI); the California Forward Infrastructure Action Team; and serves on the Sacramento County Recreation and Park Commission.