Charnelle Hicks is the President of CHPlanning and Nspiregreen, a CHPlanning subsidiary. CHPlanning is a leader in mobility planning, equity planning, and environmental justice. We serve as consultants to the nation’s leaders in Vision Zero analysis, Safe Routes to School, and Complete Streets planning and analysis. With offices in the District of Columbia, Philadelphia, and Ft. Lauderdale our work centers on equitable access for communities of color, people with disabilities, immigrant communities, and youth.
Ms. Hicks has received numerous awards for her work in business and in planning. Her awards and recognition include the Philadelphia Business Journal Minority Business Leaders award as well as awards and recognitions by the Womens’ Transportation Seminar (WTS), the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), and other organizations committed to equity in mobility and transportation. She served as Vice-Chair of the American Planning Association Transportation Division and as a member of the Executive Committee for the American Planning Association Planning in the Black Community Division. She is a researcher and review panelist for the Transportation Research Board (TRB).
Ms. Hicks is a graduate of Swarthmore College where she majored in Sociology and Anthropology with minors in Natural Sciences & Engineering. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband.
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