Timur began working on tactical urbanism projects in 2014 with Better Block PDX. In 2015, he successfully infiltrated City Hall when he was appointed as transportation policy advisor to City Commissioner Steve Novick. In 2017, Timur transitioned to the Portland Bureau of Transportation where he helps manage Better Naito, one of nation’s largest tactical urbanism projects.
Timur works with advocates and stakeholders to ensure tactical urbanism projects occur as smoothly as possible. This often means bringing together multiple City bureaus, coordinating stakeholder meetings, and leveraging the entire arsenal of communication tools, hardware, and talent of City government to ensure projects are viewed positively and can help build momentum for future street redesigns.