9 July 2013 The Healthy Product Declaration Collaborative , created to administer and continually evolve and improve the HPD over the long term, has appointed John Knott as its first permanent executive director.

Mr Knott has over 40 years’ experience in urban redevelopment. His projects include work at the Baltimore Inner Harbor, urban areas in Baltimore and Washington DC, the University of Texas Health Science Center in the Houston Medical Center, Dewees Island in South Carolina and the Noisette Community of North Charleston in South Carolina.

As president, chief executive officer and co-founder of the Noisette Company, Mr Knott  leads the Noisette Project development team, which has collaborated with the City of North Charleston, South Carolina, in the sustainable restoration of 3000 acres of the city’s historic urban core and areas of the former Charleston Naval Base.

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