Aaron Villere is a Program Associate with the Designing Cities Initiative. He joined NACTO as a Fellow in 2015, and works with NACTO cities to expand resources, case studies, and peer learning opportunities to advance the state of the practice around street design. Aaron is currently supporting roll-out of the Transit Street Design Guide and Urban Street Stormwater Guide, including working directly with cities to develop projects through the Transit Program Accelerator.
Aaron is a planner with diverse multi-modal transportation and community engagement experience. Most recently, he served on the project team completing the Urban Street Stormwater Guide, a blueprint for cities to integrate green stormwater infrastructure as a vital part of sustainable urban streets. 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.