Christopher B. Leinberger

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Christopher B. Leinberger is a land use strategist, author and developer, combining an understanding of business realities with a concern for our nation's social and environmental issues. Currently, Mr. Leinberger is a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC and a Professor of Practice and Director of the Graduate Real Estate Development Program at the University of Michigan.

Mr. Leinberger is a founding partner of Arcadia Land Company, a New Urbanism/transit-oriented development and consulting firm dedicated to land stewardship and building a sense of community.

Mr. Leinberger has written chapters for eight books. His most recent book is The Option of Urbanism, Investing in a New American Dream, published in 2008 by Island Press. It demonstrates how the pendulum of how the country invests in the built environment, which comprises 35% of the asset base of the country, is swinging back toward 'walkable urbanism.'