Shelley Poticha: Getting to a Sustainable Future: Reconnecting America
Professional Planning Colloquium
Shelley Poticha is president and CEO of Reconnecting America and oversees all activities of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development. Previously, Shelley was executive director of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), where she guided CNU's growth into a nationwide coalition with a prominent voice in national debates on urban revitalization, growth policy, and sprawl. She also launched a number of key initiatives addressing inner-city revitalization, mixed-income housing, infill development techniques, environmental preservation, alternative transportation policies, and real estate finance reform. She has coauthored The New Transit Town: Best Practices in Transit-Oriented Development, “Hidden in Plain Sight: Capturing the Demand for Housing Near Transit,” the Charter of the New Urbanism, and The Next American Metropolis with Peter Calthorpe.