Location: US

Lauren O’Connell (she/her/hers pronouns) joins the ITDP US Team after working with Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program for several years. Lauren provided direct social services support to Boston residents experiencing homelessness, substance use disorders, and immigration-related challenges. Prior to this, she worked in Chiapas, Mexico where she helped manage a community health worker…

Michael (he/him/his pronouns) leads the ITDP US program, including offices in Boston and Los Angeles, assuring global best practices inform sustainable transport and urban development in the North American context. In the next decade, he wants to break the virtuous cycle of car use in US society. This will require redesigning city streets around non-auto…

Julia (she/her/hers pronouns) leads ITDP’s Boston program, including the initiative to bring true bus rapid transit to the region. Julia manages the BostonBRT initiative, including coordinating bus corridor pilot projects that successfully demonstrated BRT elements in four municipalities and resulted in several bus-only lanes becoming permanent.  A vocal advocate for improving transportation and street use,…

Edgar (he/him/his pronouns) is responsible for research, data analysis, and supporting stakeholder and partner efforts in Los Angeles around bus, bike, and walking.  A graduate student in UCLA’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, Edgar aspires to build, improve, and expand access to public transportation for Los Angeles’ most under-served communities, a passion that…

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