Susan Harden

Managing Principal, Communications

Susan has a broad background in community development, public engagement, and planning. For over twenty-five years, she has built her career around community-based planning and outreach, striving to create a network of healthier, more sustainable communities. She has provided community engagement, facilitation, and planning services to public and private sector clients across the country. Susan is also an author of a placemaking handbook, is an active community volunteer, and enjoys sharing her experiences through her role as a graduate student instructor and trainer.

Prior to her career as a planning and engagement consultant, Susan volunteered with the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa and with the AmeriCorps in Kansas City where she worked for a non-profit involved in local sustainable transportation and environmental justice. Her passion has always been and continues to be to directly involve communities in protecting and improving their physical, natural, and social environments.

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