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Susan Zielinski

Managing Director, SMART, University of Michigan

Susan Zielinski is Managing Director of SMART (Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation), an initiative of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Just before joining SMART/CARSS, Susan spent a year as a Harvard Loeb Fellow, concentrating on New Mobility innovation and industry cluster development. Prior to 2004, while at the City of Toronto, she co-founded and directed Moving the Economy (MTE), a Canada-wide “link tank” focused on sustainable transportation innovation and New Mobility industry development, an integrated industry cluster approach developed at MTE. While at the City of Toronto planning department, she worked for over 15 years developing and leading innovative sustainable transportation and livability policies and initiatives. She advises on a wide range of local, national, and international initiatives and policies related to sustainable transportation innovation, New Mobility industry development, and livable cities.