about

Hank Kelley, AICP is a city planner based in Detroit.

They work at AECOM as a Transportation Planner, and previously worked in the Community and Economic Development Department in Ferndale, Michigan, the Detroit Department of Transportation and Michigan Suburbs Alliance. They have a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Kelley’s areas of expertise include planning for and optimizing transit routes and systems, re-thinking streets to ensure safe and efficient travel for cyclists and pedestrians and collecting and summarizing all kinds of data. They’re also experienced in spatial analysis, mapping, and facilitating community participation.

Kelley’s personal projects range from teaching crash-courses in understanding public transit systems, to weaving, serving on community boards and guiding bicycle tours. They have translated among English, Spanish and Portuguese for clients as diverse as Canadian media consulting firms, community micro-finance projects, and refugee shelters. In previous lives they worked as a law clerk, assistant bookkeeper, and restaurant server.

Kelley’s planning interests include socially just revitalization / development, public transportation systems, zoning/regulatory reform, free-libre-open source initiatives and community led research.