Suzanne Nienaber is Partnerships Director at the Center for Active Design. With expertise in urban planning and facilitation, Suzanne has orchestrated over 100 presentations and participatory workshops that encourage designers, planners, developers, and policymakers to transform the built environment to support physical activity and healthy eating. Prior to this role she was a consultant with New York City’s inter-agency Active Design team, where she developed and implemented training programs to familiarize public and private sector professionals with NYC’s award-winning Active Design Guidelines.
Suzanne holds a Master of Urban Planning from New York University and has over a decade of experience working in the field. Previously, Suzanne was a Senior Planner at the firm of ACP Visioning+Planning, where she managed multi-jurisdictional visioning initiatives, master plans, and neighborhood-scale urban design plans. Suzanne is an AICP-designated planner, and is certified by the National Charrette Institute. Prior to her planning career she worked in the field of international public health, supporting nutrition and training programs at Helen Keller International.