Michael Kodransky is Director of Global and U.S. Initiatives at ITDP. He created and heads the MOBILIZE program and as part of that role is Chair of the Sustainable Transport Award (STA) committee. He leads ITDP’s work in the U.S. and created a training series for transit agency board members. Additionally, he led an international team working on a USAID technical assistance project in Kiev, Ukraine as part of ITDP’s programmatic activities in Central-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region. Michael also oversaw the Our Cities Ourselves urban visioning program on transit-oriented development with stakeholders in Brazil and India. Since joining ITDP in 2008, Michael has overseen projects in parking management, bus transit, shared mobility concepts, land use regulations, spatial planning, street design and urban freight. Michael holds a master’s degree in urban planning from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.