Principal Planner


City and Regional Planning

Project Management

Environmental Analysis


B.S. Natural Resources Planning

Humboldt State University

M.C.R.P City and Regional Planning

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo


American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)


Urban Planning Concepts, Inc., 2004 to Present, Principal Planner

City of Guadalupe, 2002 to 2004, Planning Technician

Brian Schwartz is a Principal Planner who joined Urban Planning Concepts in 2004. Brian manages projects from initial concept design, through the permit and public hearing process.  Brian has managed many large, complex projects involving multiple consultants and jurisdictions. Brian has written several Specific Plans for large planning areas. He assists local agencies with development review and environmental review, and manages the production of long-range plans such as General Plans and Local Coastal Plans.

Previously, Brian worked for the City of Guadalupe where he performed a variety of current planning duties including assisting the public at the counter, reviewing plans and studies, writing staff reports, and making public presentations on development proposals and on a draft city-wide zoning ordinance.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources from Humboldt State University Arcata, California and a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.

Brian is an active member of the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) Central Coast Chapter, and the American Planning Association.