Tate is the Founder of City-State, the Urban Design Lab at RISD, dedicated to
linking imagination to capacity by bringing the creative design and research of
RISD and Brown University to public policy and private development
partnerships. Her current project, Urban Eden, illustrates what our cities
could be like if we were to build in partnership with nature. She has lectured
at RISD, Yale, Harvard, and Princeton.
A pioneer in
sustainable planning for twenty years, Anne served in 2003-2004 as Special
Advisor on Sustainable Development in the Office for Commonwealth Development
in Massachusetts, which combined the executive offices of Environment, Energy,
Housing and Transportation. She led two signature efforts of OCD, the
Sustainable Development Principles and the Transit Oriented Development
Initiative. With Doug Foy, she negotiated the settlement that unlocked
development for 145 acres of prime waterfront land in Somerville MA. She now
serves on the steering committee for the long-term plan for Somerville.
She was awarded
the AIA Young Architects Award for Community Service and first place in the
Progressive Architecture design competition for affordable housing.
Anne is a
graduate of Princeton University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
- BA, Princeton University
- MARCH, Harvard University
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URBAN DESIGN PRINCIPLES