about

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

Xe works at URS Corporation 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. Xe has a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Kelley’s areas of expertise include data collection and summarization, spatial analysis, mapping, urban bus route and system analysis, non-motorized audits and stakeholder engagement.

Xir projects range from teaching crash-courses in understanding public transit systems, to weaving and guiding bicycle tours. Xe has 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 xe worked as a law clerk, assistant bookkeeper, and waitress.

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

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education

University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
8/2012-5/2014 | Master of Urban Planning

  • Transportation and Economic Development Planning
  • Taubman Scholar

Wayne State University Detroit, MI
08/2007-12/2010 | BA in Political Science – Departmental Honors, Co-Major in University Honors, Minor in Spanish

Henry Ford Community College Dearborn, MI
08/2004-05/2007 | AA in General Studies, Co-Major in Honors

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experience

AECOM Southfield/Detroit, MI
05/2014 – Present | Transportation Planner

Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan, Michigan Avenue Rapid Transit Study, Detroit, MI

  • Assisted with development of technical memos, summarization/analysis and graphical display of demographic data from regional agencies, US Census, and other sources; performed geospatial analysis and represented project at public outreach events. [2015-Present]

The Rapid – The Rapid Laker Line Bus Rapid Transit Alternatives Analysis, Grand Rapids, Michigan 

  • Provided mapping, spatial analysis and data support, and assisted in development of public information materials. [2014-2015]

Michigan Department of Transportation – University Region TSC, Non-motorized Plan Update, MDOT University Region, Michigan

  • Worked with environmental planning staff and project partners to create an up-to-date GIS inventory of non-motorized facilities in the MDOT University Region. Work included GIS quality control and digitization, and designing regional and county maps in Illustrator. [2015]

City of Ferndale Ferndale, MI
07/2013 – 4/2014 | Community and Economic Development Department Assistant

  • Assist CED director, City Manager and other staff with public meetings, research and public information materials;
  • Create Block Club Toolkit for Ferndale Residents;
  • Coordinate “Ferndale Moves!” multi-modal transportation plan, including working with consultant on steering committee meetings, strategic direction for bicycle facilities and amenities;
  • Participate in Woodward Complete Streets Advisory Committee meetings and Woodward Alternatives Analysis Advisory Committee meetings.

Michigan Suburbs Alliance Ferndale, MI
11/2012 – 05/2013 | Transportation Projects Intern

  • Researched public outreach best practices and MPO reform; created spreadsheets of Michigan legislator information related to Regional Transit Authority vote; assisted in community outreach

Detroit Department of Transportation Detroit, MI
8/2010-3/2012 | Multimodal Planner

Project Management

  • Managed and designed Intern Program, including hiring, weekly project guidance and progress; managed data collectors and support staff to produce reports
  • Designed surveys for: Woodward sidewalk audit, bike and pedestrian counts, bus on-time performance survey and other data collection projects

Research, Policy and Grants

  • Wrote internal reports and conducted research in areas such as: peer service comparisons, vehicle maintenance, long-term trends and draft Comprehensive Bicycle Policy
  • Assisted in writing and reviewing grant progress reports, TIGER and CMAQ grant applications

Representative, Delegate and Task Force Member

  • Represented DDOT on: the Detroit Complete Streets Coalition, City Non-motorized Task Force, City Fleet and Fuels Task Force, MDOT Statewide Performance Measures group, SEMCOG

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skills

Mapping: ArcGIS, QGIS, TileMill

Quantitative Analysis: R, Excel

Design and Layout: InDesign, Scribus | Illustrator, Inkscape

Web Development: Basic WordPress.org site development, familiar with Drupal site-building

Foreign Language: Fluent in written and spoken Spanish | Intermediate in written Portuguese, Conversational in spoken Portuguese

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Training & Certification

American Institute of Certified Planners

Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE – Avanzado)

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community

Back Alley Bikes Detroit MI
2014-Present | Board Member

OmniCorpDetroit Detroit, MI

09/2011-Present | Member

  • OmniCorpDetroit is a collective of makers/doers/thinkers/creators/designers and others who come together in a repurposed industrial building in Eastern Market to work on projects, learn and share together
  • Omnicorpdetroit.com

Regional Transit Authority Southeast MI
2014-2015 | Citizens Advisory Committee Member

  • Selected from competitive applicant pool as a representative for the City of Detroit
  • Member of By-laws Sub-committee and Policy Committee

North End