Amy grew up with a corn field in her backyard and the city in her blood. Three commonwealths, two countries, one state, several degrees and 20 years later, she works with metropolitan areas to improve both city and country and to help them coexist more harmoniously. She joined the Lincoln Institute in November 2015 in the new position of Manager of Urban Development Programs, working with the Planning and Urban Form department. Previously she spent thirteen years with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council in Boston. There, she was a director responsible for development and strategic initiatives to implement MetroFuture, the region’s smart growth development plan, including its Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant and MAPC's work as a member of the MA Smart Growth Alliance. Amy has a BA from Tufts University and Masters in both urban and regional planning, and environmental science from the University of Michigan.