Christopher Coes

Christopher Coes is the Vice President for Land Use and Development at Smart Growth America (SGA), and is a nationally recognized leader in leveraging public policy, the private sector, and community assets to build equitable, sustainable communities. For the last ten years, he has led SGA’s built environment programs to help accelerate the implementation of performance-based and community-driven land use and development practices that create environmentally responsible, socially inclusive, and economically competitive walkable urban places. These programs include LOCUS: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors; the National Brownfields Coalition; and TOD Finance and Advisors, Inc., a for-profit subsidiary of Smart Growth America.