About the speaker

Ebony Walden is an urban planner, consultant and facilitator with over a decade of experience working to transform communities. Ebony is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Ebony Walden Consulting (EWC), an urban strategy firm based in Richmond, Virginia. At EWC, she works with a broad range of organizations to design and facilitate meetings, training and community engagement processes that explore race, equity and the creation of more just and inclusive communities. Ebony is also an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University where she teaches Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the City. She holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Georgetown University and a Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia.

Prior to founding Ebony Walden Consulting, Ebony led Virginia LISC’s Building Sustainable Communities (BSC) initiative focused on catalyzing community engagement to revitalize vulnerable neighborhoods throughout Richmond and Petersburg. Ebony has also worked as a Senior Planner for the City of Charlottesville Department of Neighborhood Development Services and Coordinator of the RVA Rapid Transit initiative, a citizen led initiative to improve public transportation in Richmond, VA.

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