Articles by Monica Tibbits-Nutt

About Monica Tibbits-Nutt

Monica G. Tibbits-Nutt, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, is a transportation planner and urban designer, and an Executive Director at 128 Business Council. She also serves as a Director on the MassDOT Board and on the Fiscal Management Control Board that oversees the MBTA.

How a Non Profit Roundtable Turned into a Smart City Pilot Project

The field of transportation planning needs new blood. We need new thoughts, new approaches. The traditional methods of policymaking are not working because, as already stated, we are not engaging the public in a sufficient or sufficiently meaningful way. We are also not sufficiently engaging other industries, which means that we are not inviting our traditional ways of thinking to be challenged. We need to overcome this insularity by creating policymaking contexts that bring together elected and appointed officials, diverse members of the public, and cross-industry experts.