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Aleece Smith

Aleece Smith

Urban Observer

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

I am an urban strategist who is currently on a career break. I want my future professional endeavors to include the cultivation of communities pursuing sustainable economic development with a healthy regard for the well-being of their residents.


...the full gamut of women's rights issues around the globe. health. ...the way people react to and interact with the built environment.

Investigating and implementing innovative ways to leverage community resources. This could be anything from rethinking policy-level issues such as how schools are funded to finding plausible re-uses (adaptive or otherwise) for derelict properties.
Career medium 04

YMCA of the USA

Project Coordinator

Strengthening communities with innovative mapping software; fostering local health leadership around the country; evaluating policy and environmental change efforts.


Metropolitan Planning Council

Research Assistant

Provide support for various community development activities and initiatives.

Andersonville Development Corporation


Managed the implementation of a business district recycling program.

Hub International

Programs Department

Customer service; certificate initiation and amendments.

University of Toledo

Bachelor, Marketing and International Business

University of Illinois at Chicago

Master, Urban Planning and Policy