Michael Kodransky is a transport and urban development specialist focused on shaping the built environment to improve economic and social conditions for people in cities around the world. He heads the MOBILIZE program at the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) and, as part of that role, is chair of the Sustainable Transport Award (STA) committee. In 2016, he created a training series for U.S. transit agency board members. In 2015, he led an international team working on a USAID technical assistance project in Kiev, Ukraine, as part of ITDP’s programmatic activities in Central-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region. In 2013, he oversaw the Our Cities Ourselves urban visioning charrette program on transit-oriented development with stakeholders in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Chennai, India. Since joining ITDP in 2008, Michael has overseen projects in parking management, shared mobility concepts, land use regulations, spatial planning, street design, and urban freight.