Eden Marek’s diverse professional and educational background has immersed her in many facets of the urban realm, from public policy and economic development strategies to land use analysis and comprehensive planning. She has worked in both the public and private sectors and provides expertise in community engagement, data visualization, renderings and graphics, policy analysis, and documentation.
Eden holds a Master of Regional Planning from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Grinnell College. She earned multiple honors and awards as a student, including the Outstanding Student Award from the American Institute of Certified Planners. Eden is a member of the American Planning Association and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. Her work in urban planning reflects her interest in centering communities, elevating marginalized voices, and designing outdoor environments that engage people from all walks of life.
Eden enjoys urban hiking and discovering curb-finds for artwork and upcycled furniture.