Courtney Jacobovits MUP '16

As a recent addition to the Alumni Council, Courtney looks forward to deepening her committee engagement and continuing her engagement with students as a guest lecturer and critic in both urban planning and architecture.

After attending the GSD, Courtney served as the senior planner for Roxbury and the Back Bay, where she was instrumental in designing language that became the template for anti-displacement criteria in RFPs for the city of Boston. Later, she was Boston’s first director of cultural planning, where she practiced urban planning with a people-first lens to support frequently under-resourced populations. Courtney has served as a design critic in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning, and has been a panelist on topics related to design, diversity, urban planning, and cultural affairs. She was a board member for the Boston Society of Architects from 2020–2022 and is currently on the board of the Harvard Club of Boston.

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