Cassandra J. Francis, FAICP

Cassandra is foremost a planner, throughout her diverse career in public housing, transportation planning, commercial real estate development, brownfields redevelopment, civic consulting, conservation, Olympic Village planning, construction and civil mediation in Chicago. A planner with a highly ethical and practical sensibility, Cassandra is an insightful implementer of projects and programs, valuably mastering skills throughout a broad set of planning disciplines. Cassandra further practices pro-bono planning services through her board leadership roles in several planning-related organizations including a publicly-traded community bank and numerous nonprofit professional, cultural, civic and cause-based organizations, including serving in policy advocacy, technical assistance and public consensus-building capacities.