Liz Granger joined the Metropolitan Planning Council in June 2017 as Content Strategist. Liz helps the MPC staff communicate their work and ideas.
Liz is a storyteller who specializes in creating narrative from complex issues. Liz comes to urban planning from publishing and journalism. Most recently, she executed marketing, production and design for Lookout Books, a North Carolina-based small press, and Ecotone magazine, a literary environmental magazine. She’s worked at the Chicago Tribune and The Chicago Reporter. Her writing has been published in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, Bitch and Refinery29.
Liz earned an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She wrote a book manuscript about menstrual hygiene in Uganda, a topic she researched on a 2011 Fulbright scholarship and on a grant from her alma mater, Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Liz grew up in Omaha, Neb. and currently lives in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. She’s always trying to bike, backpack, meditate, ferment, swim and picnic more often.
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Areas of expertise
- Content Production
- Search Engine Optimization
- Editorial Strategizing
M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
B.S. in Journalism, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University