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Toni Griffin

Founder, Urban Planning for the American City

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Toni L. Griffin is the founder of Urban Planning for the American City, based in New York.  In 2011, she was called upon to serve as project director for the Detroit Work Project Long Term Planning Initiative, and released a comprehensive city-wide framework for urban transformation entitled, Detroit Future City.

Griffin has held several public-sector positions including: director of community development for Newark, New Jersey, vice president and director of design for the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation in Washington, D.C., and deputy director for Revitalization and Neighborhood Planning for the D.C. Office of Planning.