Gil Kelley

Senior Research Fellow

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies

Portland, OR

  • Lincoln Loeb Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy,

Gil Kelley is an urban and strategic planning consultant based in Portland, OR advising city, county and regional governments on strategies for addressing climate change, sustainable urban development and organizational aspects of local planning and development functions. Prior to this, Gil served as Director of Planning for the City of Portland for 9 years and as Director of Planning and Development for the City of Berkeley, California for 10 years. Gil is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Metropolitan Studies at Portland State University and is at work on a publication entitled “The Intentional City”. He teaches a Master Class each fall at the University of Amsterdam, NL for senior-level European planning professionals. In addition to being a Loeb Fellow during the next academic year, Gil will also be a Lincoln Loeb Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and will explore what makes an “intentional city” and possible dimensions of “new governance”, where leaders, developers, designers and citizens work together more effectively to create great urban places. 

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