Lindsay Woodson, AICP, is a program manager for city support at the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. She contributes to a variety of programming that supports mayors, city leaders, and students to drive meaningful change in city halls and for residents. Her current portfolio includes managing the post-graduate City Hall Fellowship program under the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.

In her previous role with the Innovation Field Lab New York program at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, she provided research-based support and advisory facilitation to ten participating cities and managed administrative requirements. She is inspired by work that requires participation from dynamic stakeholder groups, addresses complex urban challenges, and builds strategies that foster innovation in governance to deliver positive social outcomes.

In her role as the co-representative of the Staff Identity group, Woodson was also a member of the Ash Center’s inaugural Steering Committee, established to support leadership in advancing center-wide diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Woodson came to Ash from a small international urban planning and design firm where she supported multi-scaled climate resilience projects across New York City and the Philippines. Woodson has also spent time in federal, state and local government, supporting her belief that designers should have a seat at the policy table. Woodson completed a dual degree, a Master of Design in risk & resilience and Master in Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and earned a Bachelor of Architecture and minor in geography from Syracuse University. She is a certified urban planner with particular expertise in neighborhood and environmental planning.

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