About Randall Lewis
Randall Lewis is well known for his innovative approaches to planning, designing, and marketing residential communities as Executive Vice President of the Upland-based Lewis Group of Companies.
He is regarded as an industry leader in promoting the arts, education, healthy living and sustainable development initiatives.
He has been President of the Inland Empire Arts Foundation, Secretary of the Los Angeles County Citizens Planning Council, director of the HomeBuilder's Council, and national director of the National Association of HomeBuilders.
Mr. Lewis was named in the Los Angeles Times 2006 “West 100” list as one of the top 100 influential people in southern California. He has also received the California Business Properties Association Champion of the Industry Award and has been inducted into the California Building Industry Association Hall of Fame.
Mr. Lewis is a long time ULI member as well as a Governor of the ULI Foundation. He serves on several executive boards, including the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development, the UCLA School of Public Policy, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Institute Advisory Council, Cal Poly Pomona’s National Development Council, and co-chairs the San Bernardino County Alliance for Education.
He is recognized as an expert in the real estate industry and is frequently quoted in various newspapers, magazines and trade journals. He has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry.
He received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.
Sinapore: World's Most Comprehensively Planned Metropolis?
January 10, 2011
Singapore, the world’s only sovereign city-state, has three striking characteristics, according to Harvard University Professor Alan Altshuler.
First, Singapore has been a one-party authoritarian state since achieving independence in 1965, but is also one of the best governed nations in the world by most measures, including governmental competence and honesty and beneficial outcomes for its citizens, Dr. Altshuler told an audience of 50 who attended his Randall Lewis Seminar Series presentation.
Secondly, Singapore’s economic growth rate and improvements in public health, in particular, have been the greatest of any country in the world over this period, bringing it to rough parity with the U.S. from third-world conditions at the time of independence.
Thirdly, Singapore is committed to comprehensive urban planning in ways virtually unimaginable in the United States, and is widely viewed as the best planned metropolis in the world.
In his presentation, Dr. Altshuler elaborated on the three major characteristics, examined prospects for liberalization of Singapore's regime, discussed the international influence of Singapore’s successful strategies, and suggested what Americans may be able to learn from the Singapore experience.
Dr. Altshuler is a Distinguished Service Professor and the Ruth and Frank Stanton Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at Harvard, where he holds joint appointment in the Kennedy School of Government and the Graduate School of Design.
He at various times has served as Dean of the Graduate School of Design, Academic Dean of the Kennedy School and founding Director of the Kennedy School’s A. Alfred Taubman Center for State and Local Government. He also has been a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore’s School of Public Policy for two months in each of the past three years.
Prior to his posts at Harvard, Dr. Altshuler taught at Cornell University, MIT, and New York University, including posts as head of MIT’s Political Science Department and Dean of NYU’s Graduate School of Public Administration (now the Wagner School of Public Service). He took a leave from MIT from 1971 to 1974 to serve as Massachusett’s first Secretary of Transportation and Construction.
Dr. Altshuler's slide presentation (pdf file)