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Director Susan Anderson

Susan Anderson, BPS Director

Susan Anderson is the Director of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. She leads urban design, planning and code development for Portland, and builds partnerships to advance energy efficiency, solar, green building, clean energy technologies, waste reduction and recycling, and historic preservation citywide. She led the development of the first local government Climate Action Plan in the United States, and recently completed the Portland Plan, a strategic plan for Portland through 2035.

Susan has presented at more than 100 venues nationally and internationally on sustainable urban development. She has held director-level positions in the public and private sector, and holds degrees in Economics and Environmental Science, and a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning. She was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus, University of Oregon and as an Outstanding Alumnus, UC-Santa Barbara.