The Passionate Planner
"Together we can make a difference. We have a responsibility to the public interest. "
Born in Tokyo, raised in New York City, partially educated in Italy, and a frequent traveler, RoseMarie Fusco brings international perspective to her quest for local solutions. Her passion for urban hydrology and coastal resiliency in dense urban environments drove her to the University of Florida, where she earned her master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. It’s Florida’s position as ground zero for the incipient effects of ongoing coastal change that drew her here, and it’s EnSite’s commitment to dealing with them that led her to the company. Rosemarie has professional experience in GIS mapping, public administration, database design, graphic design, project management, and client relations. She is a member of the American Planning Association (APA) and passed the American Institute of Certified Planners Exam (AICP).
RoseMarie wrote her master’s thesis on financing adaptation design at the local level, a concept that fits well with EnSite’s three-pronged focus on environmental, economic and social topics. During her studies, Rosemarie received an academic award from the American Association of University Women, Marco Island Chapter. She also received the Carl Feiss Urban And Environmental Design Award from the University of Florida College of Design, Construction, and Planning. She was part of an intra-University collaboration for FDOT which won an APA Florida Chapter Project Award of Merit in 2019 for their work titled “Assessment Of Planning Risks And Alternative Futures For The Florida Transportation Plan Update” (watch summary here).
Rosemarie was also honored to receive an Outstanding Student Planner award from the APA Florida Chapter in 2019 (read more here).
Through all this, RoseMarie still finds time to explore her love of cultural heritage. She is a member the Florida Trust and is proud to have previously worked with the Marco Island Historical Society. She has volunteered with Friends of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park and Florida State Parks.