Anthony Tepedino Garcia

Principal Street Plans Collaborative, author, contributing blog writer, tactical urbanist (Miami, FL)

Why the next American city will be shaped by you
Over the past decade more people moved to American cities than ever before. During that time the Great Recession, the rapid rise of the internet, and the growing disconnect between government and citizens exposed the need for cities to reform not just how they work, but change the kind of work that they are set up to perform. The expectations of urban (and sub-urban) dwellers today is that city government (and her processes) should be nimble, flexible and responsive. The cities that have begun to respond to these needs will come out ahead and help define the evolution of the Next American City.

About Anthony:
Anthony is principal of The Street Plans Collaborative, an urban planning, design, and research-advocacy firm and a part-time adjunct faculty member at the University of Miami School of Architecture, where he teaches new urbanism and an architecture studio course. He also blogs for Huffington Post Miami, co-authored Tactical Urbanism: Short Term Action, Long Term, and has been featured in many publications including, The Daily Business Review, Atlantic Cities, Momentum Magazine, Streetsblog, and the Miami Herald.

He is active in several Miami-Dade based groups advocating for greater use of active transportation throughout the region, including the Green Mobility Network and Bike/Walk Coral Gables. These positions and experiences contribute to his leadership in the field of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Urban Design from New York University, and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Miami.