JAIME CRAWFORD

Jaime Crawford

Education

  • Master of Urban Planning
    University of Louisville
  • Graduate Certificate in Sustainability
    Portland State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Evergreen State College

Professional Memberships

  • American Planning Association

Interesting Facts:

  • 5th generation Oregonian
  • Can rebuild a carburetor
  • Plays piano
  • Collects bones

Jaime is an Assistant Planner with Winterbrook Planning. She specializes in providing mapping analytics, code development and research, and graphic designs through Illustrator and Sketchup. The analysis and applied mapping that she does helps communities prioritize areas for development or conservation. Her work facilitates community conversations and helps cities better understand the complex spatial relationships within their existing and potential urban areas.  

“I’m inspired and motivated by the fact that the impact of my work will outlive me.”

Jaime got her undergrad in Environmental Studies and Sciences at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. There she engaged in the Protected Areas program, which focused on the historical and current political, economic, cultural, legal, and scientific discourses around protected areas. Learning about Land conservation through this program was her introduction to Urban Planning issues, which she views as the intersection of sustainable urban development and ecological conservation. Her interest in environmental justice and the political power dynamics in urban spaces only grew from there, and she decided to obtain her Masters in Urban Planning at University of Louisville. At University of Louisville she focused on neighborhood/community planning, spatial analytics, housing issues, and urban ethnography. She then relocated back to the Pacific Northwest, where she worked as the Housing and Economic Development Intern for the City of Milwaukie, a planner for EHI Consultants, and finally as an Assistant Planner at Winterbrook Planning. At Winterbrook Planning, she has continued to grow her GIS skills while working towards AICP certification.

In her free time, she can be found gardening, spending time with her nieces and nephews, remodeling her house, and mastering retro video games.

Representative Projects:

McMinnville Natural Hazards Mapping
Jaime created composite mapping of natural hazards to guide future development within the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB).
Winterbrook Planning as a whole formed a Natural Hazards (Goal 7) Inventory and Management Program for the City of McMinnville. This included maps and policies that could be incorporated into the McMinnville comprehensive Plan and that may be applied to land within the existing urban growth boundary and to potential UGB expansion areas. 
The project also included a Best Practices White Paper, co-ducmenting natural hazards best management practices related to Goal 5 natural resources, and a Natural Features White Paper that explored the programmatic costs and benefits of an integrated Goal 5 (Natural Resources), Goal 6 (Air, Land and Water Resources Quality) and Goal 7 (Natural Hazards) program.
When implemented, Natural Hazards Mitigation Plans minimize the loss of life and property and protect long-term economic investments by guiding development to areas with lower risk probabilities.

Island City Comprehensive Plan and Development Code Audit
Jaime helped with development code text, comprehensive plan text, and zoning and comprehensive plan map updates for the City of Island City.

Ontario Housing Needs Analysis and Buildable Lands Inventory
Jaime analyzed Ontario’s demographic/development/markey trends and population projections. She created a detailed residential buildable lands inventory to satisfy Oregon House Bill 2001 and 2003 requirements. She also helped bring Ontario’s development code in compliance with state law — adding provisions for Accesory Dwelling Units (ADUs), duplexes, and manufactured homes on single-family lots.