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Urban Studies Advisory Board

The Urban Studies Advisory Board is a group of dedicated professionals in the Charleston area who serve as ambassadors of building beautiful, functional, and livable spaces in the Lowcountry and beyond.  The Board, which includes two alumnae, promotes the Urban Studies Program as well as the education of urban and regional planners, managers, policy makers, and developers.

Members of the Advisory Board

  • Christiane Farrell - Director, Town of Mount Pleasant, Planning and Development
  • Jacob Lindsey, ASLA, CNU-A - Director, City of Charleston, Department of Planning, Preservation, and Sustainability
  • Josh Martin, AICP, CNU-A - City of Charleston, Senior Advisor to the Mayor
  • Gwen Moultrie - Director, City of North Charleston, Planning and Zoning Department
  • Dan Pennick, AICP - Consultant and Former Director, County of Charleston, Zoning and Planning
  • Andrea Pietras, AICP - Planner II, County of Charleston, Zoning and Planning, SCAPA Director at Large
  • Geona Shaw-Johnson - Director, City of Charleston, Housing & Community Development
  • Amy Southerland, AICP - Urban Studies Program Alumna, City of Charleston, Tourism & Special Events Manager
  • Jenny Werking, AICP - Planner II, Urban Studies Program Alumna, County of Charleston, Zoning and Planning