Ken Greenberg

Architect and urban designer Ken Greenberg has focused much of his work on the rejuvenation of downtowns, waterfronts, neighborhoods, and campus master planning. His projects include the award-winning Saint Paul on the Mississippi Development Framework, the Brooklyn Bridge Park on the East River in New York, the Fan Pier in Boston, the Vision Plan for the District of Columbia, Kendall Square and NorthPoint Master Plans in Cambridge, and the Downtown Hartford Economic and Urban Design Action Strategy. He played an interim role as chief planner at the BRA (Boston Redevelopment Authority) for the City of Boston including oversight of the Crossroads Initiative, which builds on the 'Big Dig' and the Rose Kennedy Greenway. In each city and with each project, his strategic, consensus-building approach has led to coordinated planning and a renewed focus on urban design. Current efforts include plans for the Lower Don Lands, a comprehensive plan for the mouth of the Don River where it enters the Toronto Harbour, strategic master plans for Boston University, and plans for the renewal of Grange Park, in association with the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is the recipient of the 2010 American Institute of Architects Thomas Jefferson Award for public design excellence and the author of Walking Home: The Life and Lessons of a City Builder.