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Amanda Eaken

Title: Director of Transportation and Climate, Urban Solutions Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities conference
Amanda Eaken

As an advocate for sustainable urban planning, Eaken focuses on slashing transportation-related pollution. She played a key role in the formulation and implementation of California’s 2008 Sustainable Communities Act, which gives regions funding and incentives to develop emission-reducing strategies. Before joining NRDC, Eaken managed affordable-housing construction for a nonprofit developer in San Francisco. She holds a bachelor’s in environmental and evolutionary biology from Dartmouth College and a master’s in transportation and land-use planning from the University of California, Berkeley. She is based in San Francisco.