Cynthia E. Smith (“Tonics and provocations,” page 20) serves as the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s curator of socially responsible design. After training as an industrial designer, she joined Cooper Hewitt in 2005, where she integrates her work experience with her advocacy on human rights and social justice issues.
Justin Crane AIA (“Toward an ideal,” page 26) is an associate at Cambridge Seven Associates. He is a founding co-chair of Common Boston, president of Learning By Design in Massachusetts, and a member of the BSA Foundation’s Public Programs committee.
Carl Solander AIA (“When walls get in the way,” page 27) is the founding principal of Reverse Architecture, a full-service architecture and design practice specializing in contemporary sustainable design. He is a Certified Passive House Consultant.
Rose Florian and Kordae Henry (“Open a new window,” page 29). Florian, an architecture and urban design student, and Henry, a design associate at mass Design Group, are the creative directors of the digital catalog Just Nøt The Same.
Russell Perry FAIA (“We can move markets,” page 30) was from 2005 to 2016 director of Sustainable Design for SmithGroupjjr, an architecture, engineering, and planning firm with offices in nine US cities and Shanghai.
Coco Raynes (“What the heart sees,” page 32) is president of Coco Raynes Associates, a multidisciplinary design firm with a background in environmental graphics, industrial design, universal design, wayfinding, placemaking, branding, visual identity, and exhibit design.
Matthew Urbanski ASLA (“A plan takes root,” page 34) is principal of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, the landscape architecture firm whose projects include Monk’s Garden at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the restoration of Harvard Yard, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Deborah Fennick AIA (“Home for good,” page 37) is design principal of Fennick McCredie Architecture. A resident of Somerville, she is chair of the city’s Design Review Committee and a member of the Zoning Advisory Committee.
Sam Batchelor AIA (“A measure of impact,” page 38), a partner at designLAB architects, founded and directs the MassArt Community/Build Studio and is a board member and former president of the Community Design Resource Center of Boston.
Kaki Martin ASLA (“Time to heal,” page 39), a founding principal at Klopfer Martin Design Group, is an adjunct faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she is a member of Health+, a multidisciplinary faculty group engaged in healthcare.
David Dixon FAIA (“The road ahead,” page 41) heads the Urban Places Group at Stantec, an interdisciplinary planning and urban design practice with offices in the US and Canada. He is coauthor of Urban Design for an Urban Century (Wiley, 2014).
Monica G. Tibbits-Nutt (“A road to somewhere,” page 56) is a transportation planner and executive director of the 128 Business Council. She serves on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation board and is a member of the Fiscal Management Control Board that oversees the MBTA.