Christina Harris - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Christina Harris

As Director of Land Use and Planning for MPC, Christina focuses on the intersection of planning, development, land use and open space and considers how these broad issues impact other MPC programmatic areas. She provides leadership and support for river related efforts, including Our Great Rivers, with highlights from the initiative recently documented in an Achievements and Priorities report. MPC is also playing an active role in We Will Chicago, the first citywide plan since the 1960’s. An MPC-hosted stakeholder workshop series resulted in co-created recommendations that are helping to shape an inclusive planning process.

Prior to joining MPC, Christina practiced landscape architecture and urban planning at Midwest firms. She leverages her knowledge to help develop sustainable, pragmatic solutions for communities and cities. As a landscape architect, she worked on projects at a range of scales, from managing neighborhood plans to detail design for parks, with several of her projects winning awards from local chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Christina received her master’s degree in landscape architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) and her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University with a concentration in anthropology and environmental studies. Christina currently serves on the Harvard GSD Alumni Council and was a 2020 Chicago Urban League Impact Fellow.

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  1. Stopping General Iron is just the start of fixing environmental problems on the Southeast Side

    • By Christina Harris and Olga Bautista, Southeast Side resident, community planning manager, Alliance for the Great Lakes
    • May 18, 2021

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Contact

Christina Harris Director of Land Use and Planning
312 863 6041

Education

Master in Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

B.A. in Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Princeton University

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