Michelle Moon joined the staff of A Better City to manage two pilot projects based on the Tactical Public Realm Guidelines prepared for the City of Boston. Michelle is with Roslindale Village Main Streets (RVMS), the City of Boston, and community partners to transform Birch Street in Roslindale into a street for people. For the second project, she is working in JP / Center Main Streets, the City, and Merrett Chase on a parklet on Green St.
Michelle has worked with more than 65 non-profits and local and state government agencies across Massachusetts. Her work centers around using the physical landscape to address environmental and health issues, primarily through creating and improving open space, placemaking, and green infrastructure. From facilitating community visioning and writing plans to develop programs, implementing projects, and maintaining vibrant spaces, Michelle focuses on working with community leaders and engaging all stakeholders to ensure the long-term sustainability of projects. Michelle has worked as a consultant for the Fairmount Greenway Task Force, Friends of the East Boston Greenway, Neighborways Design, the MA Smart Growth Alliance, and more.
Michelle is on the Board of COG Design and is a four-season volunteer trip leader with the MIT Outing Club. Michelle holds a Masters in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a B.A. in environmental studies from Mount Holyoke College.