Lindsay T. Woodson, AICP, is a program manager for city support at the Bloomberg Center for Cities. She contributes to a variety of programming that supports mayors and city leaders driving meaningful change in their city halls and for their residents. In her previous role with the Innovation Field Lab—New York program at the Ash Center, she provided research-based support and advisory facilitation to ten participating cities, coordinated the program’s student research assistantships, and managed administrative requirements. She is inspired by work that requires participation from dynamic stakeholder groups, addresses complex urban challenges, and builds strategies that foster innovation in governance to deliver positive social outcomes.
Woodson came to Ash from a small international planning and design firm where she supported multi-scaled projects across New York City and the Philippines. Woodson has also spent time in different levels of government, including federal and state, supporting her belief that designers should have a seat at the policy table. Woodson completed a dual degree, a Master of Design in risk & resilience and Master of Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and earned a Bachelor of Architecture and minor in geography from Syracuse University. She is a certified urban planner with particular expertise in neighborhood planning.
In her role as the co-representative of the Staff Identity group, Woodson was also a member of the Ash Center’s inaugural Steering Committee, established to support leadership in advancing center-wide diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.