Chloe Gurin-Sands - Staff member - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Chloe Gurin-Sands

Chloe joined MPC in January 2016 as a research assistant, and was then a Wayfinding Fellow before becoming an Associate.

Chloe has supported the Great Rivers Chicago team by conducting qualitative analysis on public feedback for riverfront development, and examining the potential health benefits of improving urban blue space through riverfront improvements. She also coaches and provides technical assistance to community organizations completing riverfront programming and projects. Chloe has supported the Cost of Segregation team, working with staff and advisors to research and shape policy recommendations related to public health and education.

Chloe received her master’s degree in public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She brings a public health lens to MPC’s work. Experienced with health impact assessment, community health needs assessment and qualitative and quantitative research, Chloe is working within MPC to bridge urban planning and health. Examples include the inclusion of health values into our Corridor Development Initiative process, presenting about the health effects of gentrification and displacement and working on a project to quantify the health-related returns on investment of community development.    

Chloe lives in Heart of Chicago, and spends most of her free time reading, playing with her two cats and walking or biking around in nature.

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Chloe Gurin-Sands Associate
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M.P.H. in Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

B.A. in Spanish, University of Michigan

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