Green Urbanism: How Do We Get There? Where Are We Going? by Walker Wells, Green Urbanism Program Director, Global Green USA

April 21, 2014

Mr. Wells is Director of the Green Urbanism Program for Global Green USA, a national non-profit organization headquartered in Santa Monica. He works with municipalities, affordable housing developers, and school districts across the country to further green building and sustainable development practices through technical guidance, stakeholder facilitation, and program development. Mr. Wells is editor and a co-author of the 2007 book Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing, a 2012 Pritzker Fellow at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and a 2013 Fulbright Fellow with the Royal Institute of Technology Urban Planning Program in Stockholm.

Mr. Wells holds bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Environmental Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Master’s of City and Regional from the California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo. He also studied at Lund University and the Lund PolyTechnic Institute School of Architecture in Sweden. Prior to joining Global Green, Mr. Wells was a Senior Urban Designer with Gruen Associates in Los Angeles, an Associate Planner with the City of Santa Monica, and an Urban Planner for the City of Malmo, Sweden. Mr. Wells is a certified urban planner, a LEED Accredited Professional, a Green Rater, a member of the State of California Green Building Code Advisory Committee, an invited contributor to the Planetizen website, and a lecturer at the Claremont Colleges and the UCLA Urban Planning Program.