an economic agenda for this Brazil metro and several U.S. metros with similar economic niches. Conducted on-the-ground research in Europe on innovative policies pertaining to transportation, metropolitan governance, urban development, innovation, and social development. Orchestrated a range of European trips for U.S. national, state and local leaders to learn, and subsequently apply, specific innovative approaches. U.S. policies adapted from European innovations include a national freight plan, shrinking cities, and innovation districts.
T HE E SADE B USINESS S CHOOL , C ENTER FOR G LOBAL E CONOMY AND P OLITICS M ADRID , S PAIN Visiting Scholar 2017-2018 I NDEPENDENT U RBAN P LANNING AND D EVELOPMENT C ONSULTANT ( SAMPLES ) Instituto per la Ricerca Sociale, Milan, Italy June 2007-2015 Provided strategic direction for Italian cities and metros on their economic, physical and community engagement efforts. Delivered high level presentations to mayors, business leaders, and metropolitan officials. Specific Italian cities and metros include Torino, Milano, Roma, the Emilia Romagna Region, Lomabrdy Region, and Piedmont Region. Served on teams advising the European Commission on topics such as women in the workforce, the migrant Roma population, and European Commission evaluation efforts. The London School of Economics January 2007-2008 Conducted research and policy evaluation of national and urban policies for seven global cities. Research and analysis dissected which specific policies are effectively facilitating integrated planning and plan implementation among diverse sectors such as transportation, housing, economic development, and the environment. Co-wrote a report of policy findings for four cities in India. Washington DC Public Libraries October 2005- 2006 Designed and implemented a detailed strategy to secure Federal and District funds for modernizing 24 neighborhood libraries and a new central library. Successfully secured an additional $120 million dollars to transform the library system. Orchestrated a city-wide initiative to build a new central library. Organized numerous government agencies, the downtown business community, downtown developers, architects, and citizens to strategically argue the case, using socio-economic trends, economic and fiscal analysis, national library case studies, and detailed site planning. Association for Italian Municipalities (ANCI) March 2004- 2006 Authored a detailed 50-page communications handbook detailing how to design public information, public education and public involvement programs for large-scale urban regeneration projects. Handbook was translated into Polish, Greek, Italian, Estonian, Spanish, and German for use in seven countries. Provided strategic guidance on eight pilot projects throughout Europe, including a waterfront redevelopment project in Cyprus, the rehabilitation of a city public transportation system in Florence, and the siting of a controversial waste water treatment facility in Warsaw. Gave keynote speeches in numerous European cities to argue for specific regeneration efforts. DC O FFICE OF P LANNING W ASHINGTON , DC Deputy Director, Long Range Planning February 2003-2004 Associate Director, Comprehensive Planning June 2002-2003 Interim Associate Director, Neighborhood Planning September 2001-2002 Chief of Staff, Development Review October 2000-2001 Special Assistant the Director October 1999-2000
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