Master of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specialization in housing and community development.
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, double minor in Urban Planning and English.
Aspen joined Triangle J Council of Governments in July 2015 after working as a Community Planner for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Aspen previously worked for Alamance County and the Town of Hillsborough and interned with the Center for Community Self-Help. Prior professional experience includes comprehensive planning, bicycle and pedestrian planning, community impact assessments, historic preservation, affordable housing policy, and neighborhood revitalization initiatives.
Works on regional issues integrating affordable housing, transportation, land use, economic development, and equity.
- Provide technical assistance and organizational support in understanding and addressing affordable housing needs
- Create and implement housing affordability strategies in proximity to proposed transit corridors, including the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit project and Wake Transit Bus Rapid Transit corridors
- Support the CommunityViz Future Scenario analysis, including growth total assumptions, place type development factors for individual jurisdictions, and validation site analysis
- Serve as a resource for data on population, employment, housing, equity, and other issue areas
- Compile and maintain an inventory of existing and planned bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the CORE region
- Conduct GIS spatial analyses on housing, transportation, and land use issues
- Identify and track performance measures for projects relating to transportation, housing, or other topics
- Provide staff support to the CORE Work Group and Smart Growth Committee