Over the years I've had amazing opportunities to work with urban developers, cities, and retailers, large and small, to design and enhance their role as community partners. I am attracted to projects and people who align with a big vision of resilient communities and then set out to drive innovation with new metrics for prosperity.
The future of urban development is regenerative
"Our urgent climate crisis has unique social implications for urban development. We are both facing a climate crisis and a housing crisis and we need to tackle both at the same time, otherwise, one will reinforce the other." -Kate Raworth.
Downscaling climate frameworks to catalyze Connected, Inclusive, Responsible, and Equitable developments that deliver Climate Stability and Healthy Ecosystems.
Let's build it.
Working with cities, urban planners, and organizations invested in innovation, regenerative design, and strategic planning with a DEI lens, I've founded a couple companies and honed my consulting over a decade. I help mission driven organizations expand their reach by centering their vision within a larger narrative that is future oriented. Read more by visiting About me.
Popuphood reinvented the role of popups in main street initiatives with the first retail incubator in the US. Our award-winning approach catalyzed a hyper-local economic development.
CIVIC INNOVATION • URBAN PLANNING • CREATIVE PLACEMAKING • POLICY
With our signature Vacant to Vibrant and Popup to Permanent Programs, we successfully launched the first city-wide place-based marketing campaign featuring pop-up retailers for 6 empty storefronts in Old Oakland, CA. We changed the standard for B2B marketing to feature retailers as a new growth market, and positioned creative placemaking at the heart of urban development, Main Street revitalization, and Plaza Activation.
These organizations reflect a commitment to building a network of leaders and advocates. I am a Michigan Climate Reality Project Leader, a member of DEAL's (Donut Economics Action Lab) Renegade Neighborhood Economists International cohort, an expert contributing to Good Energy Stories, and a member of the White Lake Area Climate Action Coalition.