Laura Tepper is an urban designer and seasoned project manager with expertise in public-private partnerships, participatory planning and creative placemaking. She spent 6 years working on the development of Mission Bay, a 303-acre former brownfield site in San Francisco that has emerged as a thriving mixed-use neighborhood and “complete community” case study. In Mission Bay, she led an innovative interim use program that spawned its own organization, Parklab, a public space consultancy. She has worked in private, public and non-profit sectors on a wide range of projects including the design and construction of corporate and college campuses, parks, and streetscapes, as well as the production of public art festivals and other public space programs. Laura holds dual masters degrees in City & Regional Planning (MCP) and Landscape Architecture (MLA) from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a B.A. from Dartmouth College. A former National Park ranger, she can often be found exploring California’s wildlands by foot, bike, and skis with her two children in tow.