Aaron Welch

Senior Associate

With 15 years of experience in the field of community planning and neighborhood-scale sustainability, Aaron remains passionate about the power of planning to create a more healthy, equitable, and sustainable world. He has directed multiple specific plans, corridor plans, and station area plans for cities, with a focus on urban design and policy strategies to improve walkability, livability, development feasibility, and high-value public benefits. He has also worked with private sector developers, the U.S. Green Building Council, the U.S. EPA, and the Natural Resource Defense Council to implement sustainability in neighborhood-scale development projects. Aaron chaired the USGBC’s national Location and Planning Advisory Committee from 2016-2018 and is an instructor at UC Berkeley’s InCity post-graduate planning program.

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Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College (2002)  

Masters of Arts, Graduate Theological Union at UC Berkeley (2004) 

His front yard with a beer, the Colorado mountains, or any place where you need a passport  

Building things around the house, singing and playing guitar, playing basketball or frisbee, bike rides with his boys, camping

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