Angela Larsen

Director of Planning

August 23, 2016

Angela Larsen

A passionate environmental planner and land use attorney, Angela Larsen has worked for over 15 years to meet equitable sustainable development goals, using community-led, participatory planning processes focused on implementation of community and climate-informed projects, policies, and practices at landscape and neighborhood scales in Great Lakes cities. She leads teams in Chicago and Cleveland that facilitate collaborative planning processes to identify relevant needs, assess risks and assets, prioritize actions, and remove barriers to implementation of critical water infrastructure investments in environmental justice and/or historically disinvested communities.

Angela’s focus is on strengthening and sustaining the ability of community-based partners to elevate their expertise to address water issues that are negatively impacting their community. She addresses funding gaps by securing and managing a portfolio of public and private investments directed towards implementation of identified priorities; and addresses structural inequities by working, often with coalitions, to provide accountability and technical support to city departments and elected officials to pass and operationalize need policy and program reforms.