CHRISTINA PAUL, AICP
principal policy Planner
Christina has accomplished a lot on her decade as an urban planning consultant. She started her career as an Art Director at Ogilvy & Mather, and transitioned into urban planning and design in order to create delightful, sustainable urban places. She has managed and been involved in many high profile, complex projects including Pacifica’s General Plan, YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Chabot Las Positas Community College District Facilities Master Plan (Hayward/Dublin/Livermore), Downtown Long Beach Associates Strategic Plan, and a Strategic Master Plan for the Trinity River in Fort Worth, TX.
Christina takes an analytical but humane approach to planning; driving projects forward with exacting standards, thoroughness, and open, creative collaboration. She values clear communication, is highly adaptable and motivated by progressive sustainability projects. Her efforts earned her recognition from APA California and was honored with the 2016 Award for Comprehensive Plan for her work on the Baldwin Park Health and Sustainability General Plan Element.
Christina is proud to utilize her Master of Planning and Urban Design degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as her degrees from Reed College and the California College of the Arts. She is generous with her knowledge by serving on the School Maker Organization Board and City Budget Advisory and Financial Planning Committee. When not working, Christina runs long distances and makes art in many shapes and sizes.