OUR COLLECTIVE

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Daphne Lundi

Board Circle

Urban Planning

 

Daphne (she/her) is Deputy Director with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency working on climate resilience and neighborhood planning.

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Joshua Broadway

Advisory Circle

Architecture

 

Josh (he/him) is a practicing architect and designer, investigating the psychological and sociological consequences of our environments. 

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Dr. Sophonie Joseph

Board Circle

Visual Arts & Urban Planning

 

Sophonie (she/her) uses conceptual photography and documentary filmmaking as tools to conduct visual sociology. 

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Justin Garrett Moore

Advisory Circle

Urban Design, Planning & Development

 

Justin (he/him) is a transdisciplinary designer and urbanist and is the program officer for the Humanities in Place program at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Justine Johnson

Board Circle

Transporation & Community Relations

 

Justine (she/her) is a Mobility Strategist at Ford Mobility where she works with municipalities and communities on solutions to move people and goods more efficiently throughout Southern California.

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Brysan Brown

Advisory Circle

Housing Finance & Community Dev.

 

Brysan (he/him) is interested in the ways that government and non-profits can improve the financial well-being of urban residents and families.

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Aldea Coleman

Advisory Circle

Planning & Policy

 

Aldea (she/her) is responsible for improving strategic initiatives and planning processes that impact transportation divisions as the Policy Director for North Carolina’s Department of Transportation (NCDOT). 

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Jasmine Graves

Board Circle

Public Health & Social Impact

 

Jasmine (she/her) is a researcher and strategist committed to dismantling systems of oppression and rebuilding a world where Black, Indigenous, and People of Color thrive. 

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Peter Robinson

Board Circle

Design & Education

 

Peter's (he/him) research focuses on cultural subjectivity and the city, broaching parallels and interferences among architectural/urban design, planning and cultural theories as a means to engage/inform social action.

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Armando Sullivan

Board Circle; Project Partner

Urban Planning 

Armando (he/him) is an urban planner working in the private sector. 

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Kyra Assibey-Bonsu 

Project Partner

Storytelling & Community Development 

 

Kyra (she/her) is an urbanist with a focus on storytelling to bolster community ties and preservation.

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Beryl Ford

Board Circle

Art

 

Beryl Briane (she/her) has a vested interest in supporting cultural organizations who work with communities of color to maximize funding and mission impact. 

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Jennifer Allen

Board Circle

Community & Urban Planning

 

Jennifer (she/her) leads collaboratives of community organizations, city staff, and elected officials in envisioning and strategizing to achieve improved walking, biking, and social change.

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Vanessa Morrison

Board Circle; Project Partner

Community Development

 

Vanessa (she/her) is a social impact planner and leads community engagement, cultural preservation, and design initiatives in Black community spaces. 

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Ujijji Davis-Williams

Project Partner

Landscape Architecture

 

Ujijji (she/her) is a practicing landscape architect, urban planner and researcher based in Detroit. 

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Breanna Robles

Project Partner

Landscape Architecture

 

Breanna (she/her) designs sustainable landscapes that foster local economic development. 

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Kenyatta McLean

Co-Managing Director

Economic Development & Heritage

 

Kenyatta (she/her) is an urban planner and strategist interested in neighborhood resource distribution and heritage conservation.

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Emma Osore

Co-Managing Director

Participatory Design & Arts / Culture

 

Emma (she/her) co-designs emerging communities of anti-disciplinary creatives that transform culture. 

Alicia Ajayi 

Program Strategist 

Architecture & Social Work

 

Alicia (she/her) works with community development corporations, private developers, and non-profits to create visions of spaces that reflect their mission and goals for positive change.