Christina Harris MLA '11

As Director of Land Use and Planning for the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), Christina focuses on the intersection of planning, development, land use and open space in the Chicago area and considers how these broad issues impact other MPC programmatic areas. Prior to joining MPC, Christina practiced landscape architecture and urban planning at Midwest firms, with a particular interest in integrating resident engagement into planning and landscape frameworks. As a landscape architect, she has worked on projects at a range of scales, from managing neighborhood plans to detail design for parks, with several of her projects winning awards from local chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Christina received her master’s degree in landscape architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University with a concentration in anthropology and environmental studies.