Karen Alschuler has spent over 35 years tackling some of the most interesting and urgent urban issues. She is known for projects that define the new generation of urban waterfronts, set design parameters for transformation of large urban districts, and provide for expanded cultural and educational facilities. Karen has embraced urban stewardship and the creation of civic places that welcome a diverse population, sought a critical balance between physical planning and fiscally responsible economic development and applied techniques to achieve true urban engagement.
Karen has been active in the Urban Land Institute for more than 30 years serving on multiple committees, authoring articles and participating in project panels and onsite review teams. She is also a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and has been elected president of Commercial Real Estate Women in Boston, New York and San Francisco.
Karen is passionate about creating spaces that enable communities to live better at higher densities with a particular focus on the common ground of cities, its civic web of public places, and streets and edges at the waterfront.