Michelle Mapp

August 28, 2018

Michelle Mapp serves as the CEO of the South Carolina Community Loan Fund, a nonprofit, mission based lender that has facilitated the development of more than $246 million in community development projects throughout South Carolina.  A certified Housing Development Finance Professional, Michelle has been with SCCLF for 11 years and has served in her current capacity for the past 6 years.

dennis pieprz

May 9, 2018

Dennis plays a leading role in the planning and urban design practice of Sasaki. His 25 years of both national and international experience encompass diverse project types including urban districts, new communities, campus environments, waterfronts, and urban regeneration. 


Hunter Franks

April 3, 2018

Hunter hails from San Francisco and is doing extraordinary work around the country using art and culture as tools to transform cities and communities. He was recently hired as our national creative placekeeping/placemaking expert to consult on the Broadway Cultural Gateway planning project.


Ellen Dunham-Jones

March 7, 2018

Ellen Dunham-Jones is professor of architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she teaches urban design and contemporary theory. An expert on suburban redevelopment, she is co-author, with June Williamson, of Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs.


Tony garcia

November 30, 2017

Tony Garcia is a Principal of Street Plans Collaborative, and leads the firm’s Miami office. Tony is a nationally recognized architect, writer, speaker and advocate in the in the field of transit, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.