Our people make the difference.

Charlie Simpson, CS

Charlie is an urban planner with a passion for community engagement and tactical urbanism demonstration projects. He has experience with active transportation plan production at all stages of the typical planning process. Charlie also enjoys Safe Routes to School planning and engagement. Prior to Alta, Charlie worked with a firm called Street Plans Collaborative where he worked with communities to plan and implement tactical urbanism demonstration projects and co-authored the Tactical Urbanist’s Guide to Materials & Design. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Charlie holds a BA in Urban & Environmental Policy from Occidental College in Los Angeles and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Washington.

“I am motivated by the belief that everyone should have the right to move through the world with safety, comfort, and dignity. Biking, walking, and rolling are fundamental ways one should be able to exercise this right. Active transportation is good for the health and well-being of society and our planet and, perhaps most importantly, it brings people joy!”