Welcome, Kelly Lynema!

has joined Utile’s urban planning team, coming from the Boston Studio of NBBJ as an Associate Urban Planner. Her extensive background in writing, design, and communications has helped inform her belief that “design is a powerful communication  tool for engaging with stakeholders and the community, helping to convey how good ideas – big and small – can create better future environments in our cities and neighborhoods.” Kelly has a Masters in Urban Planning from Harvard University, and graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a bachelor degree in Urban Sociology, where she completed a nine-month fellowship in a participatory planning project focused on community visioning for transit-oriented development in Somerville and Somerset, MA. In the short time she’s been at Utile, Kelly has already proven to be a valuable resource. We’re thrilled to have her on board!