Ensuring that all people along transit corridors, including low-income people, have the opportunity to affordably access jobs, housing, health clinics, childcare, and other essential services.
University of California, Berkeley
Susan Shaheen is a co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California (UC), Berkeley.
Low-Income Investment Fund
Craig Adelman began his career in real estate and community development in 1993 on the building and design end of the industry. With more than 20 years of development, lending and public sector experience, Craig now serves as LIIF’s Director of Tran…
Kevin Paul joined Living Cities in June 2015 as a Strategic Communications and Engagement Associate. He formerly led corporate communications and managed the organization's digital engagement strategies.
Elizabeth Vargas managed Living Cities’ social media and web strategies. She brings an enthusiasm for integrating digital media and traditional communications to drive social change.
Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council
Yonah Freemark is a manager at the Chicago-based Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC). For more than 80 years, MPC has been partnering with businesses, communities and governments to address the area's toughest planning and development challenges. Yo…
The Saint Paul Foundation
Mary Kay Bailey is the project director for the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative and the Partnership for Regional Opportunity/Corridors of Opportunity initiative at the Saint Paul Foundation.
Ben Hecht is the President and CEO of Living Cities, a collaborative of 18 of the world’s leading foundations and financial institutions who work together to boldly fight poverty in America’s cities.
Jeff supports Living Cities’ learning process to capture and share what works to get dramatically better results for low-income people, faster.
Juan Sebastian is a Graduate Student Researcher at Government Alliance on Race and Equity. He formerly led the field building and knowledge work for Collective Impact and supports meaning making across the portfolio.
Natural Resources Defense Council
Nadia leads Living Cities' racial equity and inclusion, knowledge management, and research portfolios.
Low Income Investment Fund
Nancy O. Andrews is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF).
Amy managed the Catalyst Fund, Living Cities' impact investing fund and leads the Living Cities Connect work, a cross-disciplinary effort focused on increasing the number of low-income individuals connected to opportunity. She now currently works wi…
Presidio Institute at Presidio Trust
When at Living Cities Alison was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to capture and share what Living Cities is learning from all of its grants, investments, programs and research.
Helen is working to redefine the intersection of community development and social equity, with a focus in minimizing displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods. A native Angelino and urban planner, Helen has extensive community-based experience worki…
MZ Strategies, LLC
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.
Congressional Research Service
Arthur formerly led the Public Sector Innovation work at Living Cities, which includes the City Accelerator and the Project on Municipal Innovation. He is a frequent public speaker on budget and policy topics. He is now leads a team of researchers a…
Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago
MarySue Barrett is the president of the Chicago-based Metropolitan Planning Council. For more than 80 years, MPC has made the Chicago region a better place to live and work by partnering with businesses, communities and governments to address the ar…
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
Tamir has developed, project-managed and supported programs that have influenced practitioners and policymakers in fields including civic technology, local governance, housing and community development, regional planning and economic development, wi…
Sara was a former Program Assistant for Public Sector Innovation cluster at Living Cities. She is currently a student at UC Berkeley where she is pursuing a Masters in Urban Planning degree.
Enterprise Community Partners
Melinda Pollack, Vice President, Enterprise Community Partners, leads Enterprise’s Transit-Oriented Development Initiative at the national scale as well as Enterprise’s program and policy agendas across the Denver region.
HUD Office of Economic Resilience (OER)
Dwayne S. Marsh works with the agency to advance sustainable planning and development through interagency partnerships, departmental transformation, and funding initiatives managed through the Office.
Fund for Our Economic Future
In his role as president of the Fund, Brad Whitehead oversees staff activities and facilitates member engagement in accomplishing the Fund's mission.
Dr. JaNay Queen Nazaire is a leader, collaborator, and bridge-builder with a fierce belief in the right of all people to live their best possible life.
Matt Christensen is an expert in bikesharing metrics, station siting, contracts, program management, data analysis, and public and private funding mechanisms.
At Enterprise Community Partners, Devin Culbertson is focused on supporting individual projects and developing financing and policy solutions to ensure affordable housing and community facilities are built and preserved near transit.
Meeting of the Minds
Jessie Feller is the Managing Director of Meeting of the Minds. She is an experienced urban planner, specializing in urban-regional policy with a particular focus on sustainability and clean energy. Previously, Jessie launched the successful Regiona…
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