Lyle D. Janicek

Lyle D. Janicek

Lecturer, Urban and Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design

About Me

Lyle Janicek is a Senior Regional Planner in the Sustainable and Resilient Development Department at the Southern California Association of Governments. Lyle Joined SCAG in 2018 and served as a technical assistance lead for integrating regional land use strategies in the 2020 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, better known as Connect SoCal 2020.

His work includes: collaborating with universities and research/planning agencies regionally and nationally, producing SCAG’s Priority Development Areas (PDAs) for Connect SoCal 2024, developing the accessibility analysis and health implications assessment for the environmental justice technical report, programming several million dollars in Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) funding into housing supportive projects throughout Southern California.

Lyle received his master’s degree in urban and Regional Planning from Cal Poly Pomona in 2019. His thesis “An Evaluation of Projected Versus Actual Ridership on Los Angeles’ Metro Rail Lines” focused on how ridership performed in Metro’s rail network. Lyle received his bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in May of 2015. Born and raised in Kimball, a one-stoplight town in Western Nebraska, Lyle takes pride in having a small-town perspective in a global society.