Highways for Habitats – Judges

AngieSchmittAngie Schmitt

Angie Schmitt is a Cleveland-based writer and activist. For three years, she has worked as a reporter for the national transportation advocacy group Streetsblog. She is also founder of the blog Rust Wire, which explores urban issues in industrial cities. Angie formerly worked as a newspaper reporter in cities across her home state of Ohio.

She holds a Master’s degree in urban planning.

SeskinStefanie Seskin

Stefanie Seskin is the Deputy Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition at Smart Growth America. She provides technical assistance to advocates, practitioners, and elected officials as they develop and implement Complete Streets policies. She has researched and developed many resources that power the Complete Streets movement nationally, including the Complete Streets Local Policy Workbook; the annual Complete Streets Policy Analysis reports; and Complete Streets: Best Policy & Implementation Practices. In 2012, Stefanie was named Young Professional of the Year by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.

She holds a Masters of Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA in Political Science from Vassar College.

JessZimbabweBrickWallJess Zimbabwe

Jess Zimbabwe serves as Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute’s Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership and the ULI Center for Cities, overseeing the Daniel Rose Fellowship for city leaders, educational programs for local government officials, and policy and practice forums on topics in public/private real estate development.

Previously, Jess was the Director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design. In that capacity she worked with over 125 American mayors and cities to help local leaders advocate for better built environments in their own communities. Prior to that, Jess served as the Community Design Director at Urban Ecology, providing pro bono community planning and design assistance to low-income neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She is a licensed architect, certified city planner, and a LEED-Accredited professional.



Let’s Save Michigan is extremely grateful to Detroit Bikes for donating the contest grand prize – a new Detroit-made Detroit Bike!




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