Amy Cotter

Manager of Urban Development Programs
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Amy Cotter grew up with a corn field in her backyard and the city in her blood. Several degrees and 20 years later, she works with metropolitan areas to improve both city and country and to help them coexist more harmoniously. Cotter joined the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, based in Cambridge MA, in November 2015 in the new position of Manager of Urban Development Programs. She works with partners across the country to help the Institute advance its goals, particularly as they relate to climate change, sustainability, and social equity. Previously, Cotter spent thirteen years with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council in Boston MA. There, she was a director responsible for development and strategic initiatives to implement MetroFuture, the region’s smart growth development plan, including its Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant and MAPC’s work as a member of the MA Smart Growth Alliance.

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