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Telling the story

Steven Azar, Senior Planner, Economic Development Division, city of Somerville, Mass., has seen his share of success stories throughout an esteemed career in urban planning and vision generating. Add another bouquet to his impressive resume: 2012 Brownfield Renewal Person of the Year. As with our first two winners, Azar was extremely humbled and awed by an award that was determined by a consensus of his peers. Similar to our first two winners—Monte Hilleman of Minnesota and Fred Delk of South Carolina—this modesty represents the essence of professional excellence. And the humble approach most likely serves Azar very well when it comes to interacting with numerous city, state and federal agencies and departments. The first thing that impresses anyone about Azar is the fact that he is the quintessential Brownfield “Renaissance Man.” He has established vast working experience across cross-disciplinary platforms: Among them, engineering, planning, brokering and developing. He studied Environmental…Log In to Read Full Article

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