Larissa V. Brown, FAICP

Throughout her planning career, Larissa Brown has been committed to advancing smarter growth, urban revitalization, equitable community development, sustainability, and resilience through integrated planning for land use, transportation, infrastructure, economic development, housing, and the environment. Combining policy and design, her projects range from post-Katrina New Orleans to communities in Massachusetts, Texas, and California and are based on meaningful public engagement with diverse communities and complex political environments. As an advocate, she was one of the founders of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, and as a citizen volunteer, she has served as Planning Board chair in her home city.