Amy Cotter
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy—Cambridge, MA

Arnab Chakraborty
University of Illinois—Champaign, IL

Erich Zimmermann
National Association of Regional Councils (NARC)—Washington, DC

Frank Lenk
Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)—Kansas City, MO

Jason Hercules
Ascent Cities—Emeryville, CA

Lisa Nisenson
Greater Places—Arlington, VA

LisaBeth Barajas
Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities—Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minnesota

Robert Goodspeed
University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, MI

Sachi Arakawa
Cascadia Partners—Portland, OR

Sarah Dominguez
Southern California Association of Governments—Los Angeles, CA


The consortium’s partners help expand its reach to diverse participants and ensure initiatives are helpful to the groups they represent. In addition, partners often collaborate with the consortium on specific resources and support its presence at their conferences.

American Planning Association
National Association of Regional Councils
Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations