Mike Lydon, New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, Miami, FL

Principal, Street Plans

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Mike Lydon is a Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative, an award-winning planning, design, and research-advocacy firm based in Miami, New York City, and San Francisco. Mike is an internationally recognized planner, writer, and advocate for livable cities. His work has been profiled in The New York Times, NPR, ABC News, The Smithsonian Magazine, and numerous other national and international media outlets.

Mike collaborated with Andres Duany and Jeff Speck in writing The Smart Growth Manual, published by McGraw-Hill in 2009 and rated by Planetizen as one of the top 10 planning books of 2010. Mike is also the creator and primary author of the The Open Streets Project (2012) and co-author of Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change, published by Island Press in 2015 and also ranked by Planetizen as one of the top 10 planning books of the year.

Mike received a B.A. in American Cultural Studies from Bates College and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan. He encourages you to trade four wheels for two.

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