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Jeremy Nelson, MA

Adjunct Professor

President of REgeneration Development Strategies, Jeremy advises public and private clients on strategic community revitalization and redevelopment.

His practice focuses on catalyzing community consensus and sustainable economic development, through the integration of land use and transportation planning, urban design and placemaking, and real estate development projects.

Throughout his 15-year career, he has worked at diverse organizations, including the City of Portland Planning Bureau, Group 4 Architecture + Design, Livable City, and the Land Use and Transportation Coalition.

Most recently, Jeremy was a Vice President at Vialta Group (a joint venture with Balfour Beatty) and a principal/practice leader at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting where he managed multimodal transportation projects for communities of all sizes, as well as a variety of public-private infill redevelopment projects.

He is a frequent speaker on sustainable planning and revitalization strategies, sharing a comprehensive perspective on community transformation coupled with a practical focus on implementation to achieve real-world results.

Collaborating with a select group of partners, several of Jeremy’s projects have been recognized with “best practice” awards by the Congress for New Urbanism, American Planning Association, American Institute of Architects, Association of Landscape Architects, and Association of Environmental Professionals.

Jeremy previously served as an Expert in Residence guest lecturer at Presidio Graduate School.


Certificate in Sustainable Management, Presidio Graduate School
MA, Urban Planning, UCLA
BA, History, Reed College


MSS6320 – Planning, Policy, & Sustainable Economic Development

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