Adrianna Jordan

Adrianna Jordan

Project Coordinator, Center for Community and Economic Development


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Adrianna Jordan works in the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development and is the project coordinator for the Muskegon Deconstruction Feasibility Study. Ms. Jordan has over 12 years of professional experience in urban planning and economic development and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Jordan received her bachelor of science in architecture from the University of Michigan, and dual master’s degrees with distinction in city and regional planning and transportation engineering from Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo. She began her urban planning career in California as a private-sector land use consultant and a public-sector urban design consultant. Since then she has worked for Caltrans, Michigan’s Safe Routes to School program, and various consulting firms and municipalities. Jordan recently finished serving two terms on the Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority’s Citizens Advisory Committee. She occasionally combines her interest in urban planning with her interest in journalism and her work has appeared in the Huffington Post, on ModeShift, and on NPR.

Research and professional interests:

  • Domicology
  • Public transport
  • Non-motorized transportation
  • Urban design
  • Architecture
  • Sustainability
  • Economic development

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Recent Presentations

  • (May 2016)

    Innovation in reuse and recycling

    Jordan, A.

    Presented at the Michigan Recycling Coalition Annual Conference

    Plymouth, Michigan

  • (February 2016)

    Bikes, boats, and buses: Innovation in transportation

    Jordan, A.

    Presented at the Student Michigan Association of Planning Conference

    Detroit, Michigan

  • (July 2015)

    Freshwater transit’s water taxi and trolley bus project for the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

    Jordan, A.

    Talk presented at Nerd Nite

    Detroit, Michigan

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