Christopher B. Leinberger

Christopher B. Leinberger

Christopher Leinberger is a land use strategist, developer, teacher, consultant and author helping to make progressive development profitable. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, focusing on research and practices to help transform traditional and suburban downtowns to places that provide "walkable urbanism." 
 
Leinberger is also a professor and director of the Graduate Real Estate Program at the University of Michigan. In addition, he is a founding partner of Arcadia Land Company, a progressive real estate development firm. He was co-chair of the New Mexico Governor Richardson's Task Force on Our Communities and Our Future and served on the Planned Growth Strategy Implementation Task Force and the Impact Fee Task Force in Albuquerque. He also serves on the advisory boards of The Conservation Fund and the Enterprise Foundation.
 
Leinberger has written award-winning articles for publications such as the Atlantic Monthly, the Wall Street Journal, and Urban Land magazine. He has been profiled by CNN, "The Today Show," and National Public Radio.
 
He lives the Dupont Circle area of Washington, DC with his wife, Lisa.
The Option of Urbanism

The Option of Urbanism

Investing in a New American Dream

Americans are voting with their feet to abandon strip malls and suburban sprawl, embracing instead a new type of community where they can live, work, shop, and play within easy walking distance. In The Option of Urbanism visionary...