Vice Director of AICP Certification
Starla Barker, AICP, is a Principal Planner with De Novo Planning Group leading the firm's southern California CEQA services practice. With over 19 years of professional planning experience, Starla has successfully managed a wide range of environmental compliance projects with emphasis in infill, downtown, redevelopment, transit-oriented development, Specific Plans, and General Plans, as well as Hazard Mitigation Plans.
Through her extensive experience, background, and understanding of the interrelatedness of policy planning, hazard mitigation, and environmental compliance, Starla takes a proactive and comprehensive approach to understanding planning and environmental issues and developing solutions. Starla received her master’s degree in urban and regional planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, specializing in community development and environmental planning and has a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Riverside.