THE TOD PARTNERSHIP IS OPEN TO ALL
Community-based Organizations. Neighborhood Stewards. Anchor Institutions. Activists. Educators. Emerging & Established Practitioners of Architecture, Planning and Engineering. Scholars. Civic Leadership. Social Entrepreneurs. Philanthropists. Designers & Developers.
BOSTON | NEW YORK | NEWARK | PHILADELPHIA
Founder, The TOD Partnership
An urban planning scholar, educator and practitioner, I analyze and advance diversity, equity and inclusion in smart growth and smart cities. In the last decade, I’ve earned a PhD in Urban Planning and Certificate in GIS as well as fellowships from think tanks and philanthropies invested in nonprofit management of transportation planning, policymaking, development and governance. For these organizations, I have evaluated philanthropic and nonprofit support for public private partnerships in transit-oriented development, stewardship of transport sites and resiliency planning for grey and green infrastructure. I am currently engaged in participatory-action research throughout Greater Boston with community-based organizations managing Open Streets projects, Main Streets programs, Complete Streets plans and Rail-Trail or Greenway placemaking.
I further strive, through presentations, publications and pedagogy, to shed light on the history and future of American cities. Recent books and conference appearances focused on interim and itinerant change agents, such as grant-funded planning organizations, philanthropic program officers, and donor-supported friends groups. As an educator and scholar of architects and planners, I advocate for and practice community-engaged strategic planning, placed-based program evaluation, participatory action research and other analytical approaches to equitable resilience planning and resources management. Over the years, I've worked with community-based organizations, anchor institutions, governmental bodies, public benefit corporations and other stakeholders on Public Interest Design Guides, Historic Structures Reports, Preservation Plans, Digital Exhibition /Data Visualization Projects. Through it all, I've remained an active participant in diversity and inclusion initiatives of the architecture, planning and engineering professions.