Kelsey Zlevor (she/her) is a spatial strategist, design researcher, and cultural worker at the convergence of planning, climate justice, and social change. With 7+ years of experience, her portfolio spanning across the Pacific Northwest and Midwest includes current land use planning, corridor studies, and parks system planning.
Kelsey is a board member of the Association for Community Design, a national non-profit dedicated to practices of design that dismantle systemic injustice, and is the keeper of Mental Landscapes, an ongoing body of independent trauma-informed design research and scholarship that centers depression and psychological disability in park and public space design. She also serves on the Women in Planning and Development Executive Board in Chicago.
Kelsey holds a Master of Community and Regional Planning degree from the University of Oregon, and a B.A. in Environmental Science from the University of Iowa.