Toni L. Griffin LF ’98 has been nominated and selected by this year’s Harvard Black Graduation Committee as the Richard Theodore Greener Academia Award recipient. Toni L. Griffin is the founder of Urban Planning and Design for the American City, based in New York.  Through the practice, Toni served as Project Director the long-range planning initiative of the Detroit Work Project, and in 2013 completed and released Detroit Future City, a comprehensive citywide framework plan for urban transformation. Most recent clients include working with the cities of Memphis, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh.

The Richard Theodore Greener Academia Award is named for the first Black Harvard student to graduate (1870), this award is for a Harvard member of the faculty, administration, or staff who has demonstrated a commitment to discovering, enhancing, and promoting modern areas of study about Black people(s) that directly impact and strengthen the Black communities within the African diaspora.

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