Megan Griffith has been a planner with Mahan Rykiel Associates since graduating from Morgan State University’s Master of City and Regional Planning program in 2014. In 2013, Megan was awarded APA’s Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy Division Student Fellowship, which supported her research and professional project, Deep Ecological Urbanism: Ecology, efficiency, and ethics in urban design. Upon graduating, Megan earned the 2014 AICP Outstanding Student Award. Megan brings prior planning and design experience from the Baltimore City Department of Planning, Office of Sustainability, where she co-authored, edited, and formatted the Disaster Preparedness Project and Plan, as well as the 2012 and 2013 Annual Sustainability Reports. She will be sitting for the AICP exam in November 2015.
As a vital part of the parks, planning, and urban design studio team, Megan contributes her abilities as an urban planner and environmental designer. With a holistic and human-centered approach, her expertise includes community engagement, sustainability planning, campus and park master planning, economic development, and comprehensive and land use planning. Megan’s interest and passion in planning are what invest her into communities near and far, and her love of nature and the environment leads to planning efforts that support the vitality of the planet and the lives of all those—human and non-human alike—who inhabit this earth.