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Dennis M. Newcombe

Senior Land Use Planner

Practice Areas


  • B.S.P ’95 Urban Planning, ASU
  • Profile
  • Professional + Civic

Dennis Newcombe is a seasoned urban planner who has worked in both the public and private sectors of the metropolitan Phoenix planning community for more than 25 years. Dennis has experience with all types of land use entitlement applications, from master-planned communities to urban infill projects, and has worked in all jurisdictions throughout metro Phoenix.  Dennis maintains a close affiliation with Arizona State University and was an Associate Professor who taught a class in Practical Applications of Planning and Zoning from 2003 to 2006 and Ethics and Theory in Planning,  2007. Dennis lives in Phoenix and serves and participates in many endeavors throughout the Valley.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, City of Phoenix Design Review Standards Committee, 2009 to Present.
  • Member, City of Phoenix Encanto Village Planning Committee, 2005 to 2009.
  • Member, Human Services Subcommittee of the 2006 Phoenix Bond Committee, January 2006.
  • Associate Professor, Arizona State University, Practical Applications of Zoning, 2003 to 2006 and Theory in Planning, 2007.
  • Tempe East Rotary Club, President (2005 to 2006), Member (2002 to 2007), Treasurer (2003-2004), Vice President (2004-2005), and Newsletter Editor (2002 to 2005).
  • Arizona Planning Association, Member (1992 to Present), Secretary (2003 to 2005), and Student Outreach Coordinator (2003 to 2005).
  • Arizona State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design Alumni Association, Past President, Treasurer and Secretary, and Current Member (1997 to 2005).
  • Student Mentoring Program, Co-Chair, Chair and Mentor, ASU College of Architecture and Environmental Design Alumni Association, 1997 to 2005.
  • Member, East Valley Partnership Economic Development Committee, 2003 to 2006.
  • Member, Valley Partnership, 2002 to 2004.
  • Boardmember and Block Watch Coordinator, North Park Central Neighborhood Assoc., 2003 to 2008.
  • Volunteer, Valley Forward Phoenix Rio Salado Committee, EarthFest Steering Committee, April 1997.
  • High School Outreach Program, 1997 to 1998.
  • Member, Tempe Friends of Rio Salado, 1997 to 1999.
  • Participant, Rio Salado Symposium, October, 1995.
  • Workshop participant, “Creating and Maintaining a Crime-Free Neighborhood.”
  • Participant, “Safe Communities”.