• Jeremy Liu

    Co-Founder & Principal at Creative Ecology Partners

    Jeremy is a community builder/organizer, urban planner, real estate developer, artist, and technology designer and previously served as the executive director of two nationally-recognized community development corporations. He has worked for and with communities to collectively and creatively confront issues of social and environmental equity, sustainable development, affordable housing, and community empowerment. He created a lightweight, open source tool for a distributed, crowd-sourced language interpreter services platform with the MIT Media Lab, and was part of the Knight Foundation-funded Center for Civic Media at MIT. Most recently, he succeeded in shifting the overarching organizational strategy of a 36-year-old community development corporation to a social epidemiology framework.

    He has written and lectured in the U.S. and abroad about participatory planning, technology, and the community development role for arts and culture, and he regularly writes for “Rooflines,” the housing and community development blog for Shelterforce┬ámagazine, a publication of the National Housing Institute. He has served on review panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and ArtPlace. He has received an Artadia Artist Prize, a Visible Republic Artist Grant, LEF Foundation Contemporary Work Fund, and Creative Work Fund grants. He currently serve on the boards of I-GO Car Sharing, The Center for Neighborhood Technology, The Interaction Institute for Social Change, and The New England Foundation for the Arts.