Kathryn Gray is the coordinator of Transportation for Michigan, a coalition of Michigan communities working to make their surroundings more livable. Kathryn has studied social relations, policy, public affairs, and public administration. At Transportation for Michigan, Kathryn’s eyes are focused on 4 major areas – funding reform, complete streets, regional transit, and [...]
Emily Washington works for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and blogs atMarketUrbanism.com. She has a master’s degree in economics and focuses her attention on state and local policy issues. Before we get into the market forces, Emily gives an overview of her background to give some context [...]
Jen Krouse is a fellow member of Congress for New Urbanism. She’s a consultant who applies classical business training and communications expertise to place-making firms trying to improve the built environment.
When she’s not looking for new things to see and new ways to see things, Jen travels, jogs, skis, and volunteers [...]
Urban: so much more than “big city”.
What is urban? It’s more than mega-cities. Language is important – you’ll want to hear this. If you aren’t familiar with new urbanism, Reid drops some names for you to investigate. (And I’ll be quick to add a hearty amen [...]
Reid Ewing is professor of City and Metropolitan Planning and director of the Metropolitan Research Center at the University of Utah. He has a pile of awards and has written a ton of books. If you happen to be familiar with Urban Land Institute or American Planning Assocation or Institute of [...]
For the past 7 years Aurash Khawarzad has been working in urban planning in Fairfax County, Virginia, and at the Project for Public Spaces in New York. He is currently adjunct faculty at Parson’s New School for Design, and a practicing planner. Aurash had some of his work exhibited at architectural [...]
Paul Godsmark is an engineer with experience all over the globe. Before moving to Canada a couple years ago, he had projects in 9 countries and on 4 continents. That included the lowest tech (gravel roads in Mozambique) all the way to the highest tech (Intelligent Transport Systems) for major infrastructure.
Kristen Jeffers has been writing and speaking under the name The Black Urbanist for some time now. Kristen has studied communication, public affairs, community development and economic development. She likes interacting with people – she writes on her own blog, on other people’s blogs, speaks at events, and recently launched a podcast.
Bruce Liedstrand loves cities of all sizes. He’s closing in on 50 years of experience in a variety of capacities — city attorney, manager, redevelopment director, and now a consultant. Bruce is a strong believer that city planning and design should be people-focused. His mission is to make places safe, useful, and [...]
Boyd Cohen is writer, teacher, researcher, and entrepreneur. Right now, he’s living in Buenos Aires with his wife. He operates Smart Cities Hub both curating and writing original content. Economy, environment, finance, governance, mobility, and technology are all covered on his site.
Ever meet a globetrotting climate capitalist entrepreneur?
Neither had [...]