Patrice Gillespie Smith

Chief Operating Officer at Friends of The Underline

Patrice is the Chief Operating Officer for Friends of the Underline, which will transform the underutilized land below Miami’s Metrorail into a 10-mile linear park, urban trail and living art destination from the
Miami River to Dadeland South.

For over 20 years, she has worked as an urban planner across the nation to create walkable, livable, and resilient communities.

Prior to working with Friends of the Underline, she served as the Senior Manager of Planning, Transportation, and Resilience for the Miami Downtown Development Authority led Neat Streets Miami, and she developed the Safer People, Safer Streets Action Plan and the Miami Dade Complete Streets Guidelines. Patrice also has created transportation solutions in Seattle; St. Louis, Columbus, OH
and South Florida.

She is a graduate of Marquette University and holds two master’s degrees from the Ohio State University.


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