As a sustainability planning advocate, Lale loves wandering around old towns and cities on foot and getting inspired by communities that encourage environmental-friendly travel. She strongly believes that progressive approaches to land use and transportation planning can lead to a more equitable and sustainable transportation system. She also believes in the power of technology and using data to more comprehensively and accurately plan communities. Her Master’s Thesis on Urban Planning is about using GIS modeling to identify suitable locations for car sharing in Sacramento. Since graduating from San Jose State University Lale has been working in the public sector using her GIS and planning background.
Amy Yang is a Planner with Mintier Harnish, where she specializes in community health planning and geographic information systems. Outside her work with Mintier Harnish, Amy is active in the planning and health scene in California. She has worked with non-profit organizations, including the Institute for Local Government and WalkSacramento, as well as local planning-health initiatives, such as Design for Active Sacramento, in organizing events that increase the capacity of local jurisdictions in the Sacramento region and Central Valley to address issues related to both planning and health. Amy also provides input to WalkSacramento on design improvements to pending development projects in Sacramento.
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