Aaron Villere is a Senior Program Associate with the Designing Cities Initiative. He is leading efforts to develop city-driven resources and facilitate peer learning opportunities among NACTO cities, including managing NACTO’s training program and transit network.
Aaron is a planner with diverse multi-modal transportation and community engagement experience. He has served on the project teams that developed the Transit Street Design Guide and Urban Street Stormwater Guide. Prior to joining NACTO, he worked on numerous active transportation projects in the Boston area both as a bike advocate and with a transportation consultancy. Aaron graduated with a Master of City Planning from Boston University, where he concentrated on studying the relationships between transportation and equity in cities. During his studies, he developed GIS methodologies for measuring demographic and housing impacts resulting from transit expansions in cities like Boston and Denver, with special focus on affordability. He is an avid runner and commuter bicyclist, and has a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Colorado-Boulder.