Mary Jukuri

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The title "master planner" suits Mary well. She has a knack for looking at the big picture and distilling the input of many constituents into one coherent story. As a senior principal for planning and design, Mary has led a broad range of projects for universities, communities and the private sector. Sheis equally at home reconnecting a community to its riverfront or planning an innovative, sustainable campus for cutting-edge research. And naturally, she's inspired by well-planned cities. "I'm inspired by the complexity inherent in human behavior, and in cities as the physical expression of that complexity." When asked where she would spend a week if she had unlimited travel, Mary would go back to Copenhagen. "Not only is it a compact, dense, pedestrian- and bike-friendly city, it is also rated the happiest city to live in. Who can argue with that?"