Geoffrey Anderson is an independent consultant specializing in community development issues including downtown and neighborhood revitalization strategies, walkable inclusive neighborhoods, arterial redevelopment, TOD, and related smart growth issues. Prior to his current position, Geoff was for 10 years President and CEO of Smart Growth America where he was named by Partners for Livable Communities as “One of the 100 Most Influential Leaders in Sustainable Community Planning and Development.” Geoff is a leader in the smart growth movement and was one of the authors of the foundational 10 smart growth principles. Extensively published, Geoff has served as an expert witness in front of the US Congress, and has been cited by the New York Times, NewsWeek, the Washington Post, Fox News, NPR, as well as numerous other outlets and publications.
Geoff has worked with a wide variety of partners in communities and across the nation. At the national level, he helped to create new federal financing opportunities for transit-oriented development. In communities he has worked with communities and local governments, helping to revise capital investment strategies, amend zoning, and develop corridor and downtown revitalization strategies.
Geoff received his Master’s Degree from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment with a concentration in Resource Economics and Policy.