Person Walk Denver

Jill Locantore 

As the Policy and Program Director, Jill Locantore supports WalkDenver’s mission through education, research, and advocacy for policies and practices that lead to a more walkable Denver. Jill brings more than 10 years of experience in community pla…

Person StriveTogether

Carly Rospert 

Carly Rospert is the Associate Director of Knowledge & Tool Development for StriveTogether, a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks. Rospert manages lessons and knowledge learned from the many communities doing this work and codifies this information into re…

Person Office of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Ashleigh Gardere 

Ashleigh Gardere serves as a Senior Advisor to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Ashleigh has dedicated her professional career to working in community development, philanthropy and municipal project strategy and policy development.

Person Esri

Jack Dangermond 

A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond founded Esri in 1969 with a vision that a mapping and analysis framework could provide a deeper understanding of our world and help us design a better future.

Person MZ Strategies, LLC

Mariia V. Zimmerman 

Mariia is Founder and Principal at MZ Strategies, LLC. Mariia served as Deputy Director for HUD's Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities from 2010-2012.

Person John Jay College

Beth Wladyka O’Brien 

"Beth Wladyka O'Brien is Director of Special Events at John Jay College. Beth Wladyka O’Brien joined Living Cities in May 2012 as the Director of Strategy and Engagement for the Admiral Center, an initiative that helps athletes and celebrities use t…

Person King County Department of Community & Human Services

Cheryl Markham 

Cheryl Markham is Strategic Policy Advisor in the Director’s Office of the King County Department of Community and Human Services, with wide-ranging and extensive experience and expertise in affordable housing, homelessness and community development…

Person Fund for Our Economic Future

Emily Garr Pacetti 

Emily Garr Pacetti is Director of Research & Evaluation for Fund for Our Economic Future._

Person Living Cities

Tracey Turner 

Tracey provides project management and event support to The Integration Initiative. She is an active member and volunteer in several local nonprofit organizations and sits on the board of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network-DC.

Person Living Cities

Tonya Banks 

Tonya is the Senior Administrative Associate in the Washington, DC office provides operational and programmatic support to the Capital Innovation and Administration teams.

Person ITDP

Gabriel Lewenstein 

Gabriel is primarily responsible for updating website content, writing the Transport Matters blog, and assisting with publications at ITDP.

Person Los Angeles Innovation Team

Amanda Daflos 

Amanda Daflos serves as the Director of the Innovation Team (i-team) in the Mayor's Office of Budget and Innovation in the City of Los Angeles.

Person Living Cities

Steven Bosacker 

Steven Bosacker is the Director of Public Sector Innovation at Living Cities. Steven served as the City Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis for six years alongside Mayor Rybak, where he championed accountability and transparency in services acro…

Person Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Prabal Chakrabarti 

Prabal Chakrabarti is Vice President, Community Development, Regional and Community Outreach, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He has published and presented research on community development topics such as affordable housing, venture capital …

Person Living Cities

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson 

In her current role at Living Cities, Tynesia works with cities across the country to ensure that investment leads to measurable impact.

Person Self-Help/Center for Responsible Lending

Martin Eakes 

Martin Eakes is the co-founder and CEO of Self-Help and the Center for Responsible Lending. Since 1998, Self-Help’s Community Advantage Program has helped more than 50,000 lower-income families, especially those of color, to become homeowners in 48 …

Person Bloomberg Philanthropies

James Anderson 

James Anderson leads the government innovation portfolio at Bloomberg Philanthropies. This includes the Mayors Project, a multi-tiered effort to spread effective strategies between cities.

Person Governing Institute

Ron Littlefield 

Ron Littlefield, a former mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn., is a senior fellow with the Governing Institute and its lead analyst on the City Accelerator initiative.

Person MenEngage

Marc Peters 

Person The New York Times

Jason DeParle 

DeParle is a reporter for The New York Times, based in Washington, DC. For more than 20 years, he has written extensively about issues involving poverty.