Nicholson selected for Next City’s elite Vanguard Program
Jane Nicholson ’04 BA
(Geog/IR)/’13 MPA, a senior planning associate at MRB Group, was selected to
participate in Next City’s acclaimed Vanguard program for 2020.
Next City is a
journalistic nonprofit focused on revitalizing communities and tackling complex
urban challenges around the globe. Its Vanguard program is an annual convening
of the brightest minds in community revitalization, scheduled to take place
this September in Greensboro, North Carolina. In all, 44 young
professionals were chosen to participate, from among hundreds of applicants in
the fields of urban design, social equity, and philanthropy from around the
Ms. Nicholson joined
MRB Group in 2019, as part of the firm’s SmarterLocalGov initiative. She
spearheads MRB Group’s long-range planning and urban design practice, helping
communities to define their vision, and putting actionable strategies in place
to support sustainable growth and development. She previously worked as an
urban and natural resources planner for Ramboli and for O’Brien & Gere,
both located in Syracuse. Among other posts, she was, for four years, a senior
planning and zoning officer for the Town of Dryden, N.Y. In addition to her
Maxwell degrees, she holds master’s degrees from the University of Virginia (urban
and environmental planning) and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and
Forestry (forest and natural resources management).
For more about Nicholson’s appointment, see this
MRB announcement. For more about New City’s Vanguard program, visit their site.