Kris Carter, Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston, is a non-practicing engineer, an optimistic urban planner, and a self-taught filmmaker. Kris oversees the entire team, as well as Boston’s Autonomous Vehicle testing program, new mobility initiatives, and a portfolio of work to make our streets and sidewalks more delightful.
New Urban Mechanics is the City’s R&D lab, working collaboratively with research institutions, civic entrepreneurs, citizens, and government agencies to explore and prototype what’s new and next for cities. Prior to working with the Mechanics, he managed the City’s bicycle program, served as an advisor to the Mayor on Complete Streets policy, and the launch of the Innovation District, and also helped operationalize One Fund in response to the Boston Marathon bombings. He is an AmeriCorps NCCC, Villanova University, and Tufts University Alum, father of twins, and prefers to bag his own groceries.