Ben is a planner and urban designer interested in how neighborhoods, cities, and regions can incentivize and best manage processes of revitalization and reinvention. As a city planner, Ben has led projects in cities, first-ring suburbs, and walkable downtowns with a focus on land use, transportation, economic development, and public outreach. Ben’s experience also includes a rich portfolio of tactical urbanism projects that seek to re-activate dormant civic spaces through creative interventions that capture the public imagination.
Ben is a two-time winner of the Knight Cities Challenge and creator of the Pop-Up Pool Project in Philadelphia. Ben holds a Masters in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania with a Certificate in Urban Design.