Emily has a strong background in urban planning, financial analysis, project management, and municipal affairs. Emily’s focus has been on the use of urban renewal legislation to create tools for the redevelopment of New England downtowns. She has a deep understanding of municipal process and planning challenges as a former elected member of her town’s Planning Board. Emily is engaged in helping communities address future conditions including changing demographics, climate change, and sea level rise. She enjoys working with communities to help them define their responses to complex interactions among local desires, urban design, market realities, and zoning requirements.