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Kara Riggio

Background

Kara joined MPC in 2012 and works primarily on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Placemaking, and Stormwater Management. Her work focuses on establishing BRT as a new mode of transportation and community development in Chicago; developing safe, well-used public spaces, and helping communities use green infrastructure to manage stormwater such as along the Milwaukee Avenue Green Development Corridor.

A native of Connecticut, Kara taught in public schools for six years before pursuing a master’s degree in urban planning and policy from the University of Illinois-Chicago. She has worked with the League of Illinois Bicyclists and studied in China on a Fulbright-Hayes scholarship.

Kara lives in Edgewater, and enjoys spending time with her husband and their new baby.

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Contact

Kara Riggio Associate
312 863 6022

Areas of expertise

  • Stormwater Management and Green Infrastructure
  • Bus Rapid Transit
  • Water 
  • Education

 

Education

M.U.P.P., Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois, Chicago
B.A., Studio Art and Art Education, University of Maryland, College Park

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