A registered architect, licensed planner, and elected official, Meg Walker is Senior Director of Urban Design at Project for Public Spaces, Inc., a unique, non-profit planning and design firm located in New York City that is dedicated to helping people create public spaces that build strong communities.
She has engaged communities all over the country in planning their public spaces, downtowns, and waterfronts. Recent projects she has directed include a comprehensive plan for the Town of Hillsdale, New York, and a public space plan for the Cleveland, Ohio, waterfront. She is also working with Groundwork Hudson Valley and the City of Yonkers on an Interpretative Plan for Larkin Plaza that features the daylighting of the Saw Mill River.
Ms. Walker has lived in the village of Hastings-on-Hudson for eighteen years. She served as the village’s Planning Director from 1998 to 2003, and in March 2011 was re-elected to a second term on the Board of Trustees. Her challenges as Trustee are to revitalize Hastings’ downtown and to help plan the revitalization of its fifty-acre derelict waterfront. Ms. Walker is also an Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning at Pratt Institute. She has a B.A. in government from Wesleyan University and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- …By Creating a Meaningful Sense of Place
A response to “To build or not to build a road… how do we honor the landscape?”
- Project for Public Spaces
Learn about the global Placemaking work of the Project for Public Spaces.