JD Brown, Program Director

In his role as Program Director, JD facilitates the expanding and deepening connections between the partner cities of the Biophilic Cities Network and the many individuals and organizations advancing the theory and practice of planning and designing biophilic cities. With a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and a Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia, JD explores the intersection of law and planning through a survey of legal and policy mechanisms adopted by cities to promote abundant and accessible nature. Through this research, JD seeks to introduce successful, innovative biophilic codes to a global audience and to distill best practices that make these tools work for cities around the world.