Justin Carney, AICP



314.421.2800 ext. 19

Through years of strategic planning, Justin has developed a deep understanding of the complex interplay of issues facing communities, and brings a multi-faceted approach to creating workable solutions. He has broad experience in overseeing neighborhood, housing, land use, and transportation strategies, and has cultivated a role as a valued policy advisor on a variety of regionally-significant plans and initiatives. Mostly recently, Justin served as Director of Planning for St. Louis County, overseeing the department’s collaboration on key initiatives such as the St. Louis County Affordable Housing Trust Fund Taskforce, selection of the County’s Opportunity Zones, and stakeholder engagement for the redevelopment of Jamestown Mall. His experience informs a strong understanding of public sector needs, implementation capability, and effective communication. At the core of Justin’s planning philosophy is the desire to integrate meaningful public and stakeholder involvement into all phases of planning, leveraging his unique skills at uniting different stakeholders under a shared vision and set of goals.


Master in Urban and Regional Planning
University of Iowa

Bachelor of Arts
U.S. History
Clarke University


American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)


SLMS APA Award for Outstanding Plan Making for Imagining Tomorrow for St. Louis County
2013 Strategic Plan

USGBC St. Louis Chapter Growing Green Award for St. Louis County’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy