Suzanne Nienaber

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Visiting Assistant Professor Grad Center for Planning 718.399-.4340 p Brooklyn Campus, Higgins Hall North 2

Current Course Listing (2)

21/SP-PLAN-801D-03 Special Topics in Planning IV

21/SP-PLAN-801D-03 Special Topics in Planning IV


NYU Wagner - Master of Urban Planning
Kenyon College - BA in Sociology


Suzanne Nienaber is the Partnerships Director at the Center for Active Design. With expertise in urban planning and facilitation, Suzanne has orchestrated over 200 presentations and participatory workshops to encourage designers, planners, developers, and policymakers to transform the built environment to support healthy, engaged communities. She also leads Assembly, CfAD’s pioneering initiative to understand how place-based design impacts measures of civic engagement—including civic trust, participation in public life, stewardship of the public realm, and informed local voting. Previously she consulted for New York City’s inter-agency Active Design team, where she developed and implemented training programs to familiarize professionals with NYC’s award-winning Active Design Guidelines.