Denise R. Grabowski, AICP, LEED AP, is the founder of Symbioscity, an urban planning firm dedicated to fostering mutually beneficial relationships between people, place and planet. Denise has worked as a senior-level planner for local governments and as a consultant for the public and private sectors. A frequent public speaker, she has presented at national and regional conferences on quality growth and sustainable development, including the American Planning Association and the National League of Cities. She is a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council-Georgia, and co-founder of Designing4Health, a non-profit working to increase the understanding between community design and public health. Denise has a B.S. in Environmental Science from Furman University, a Master of City Planning from Georgia Tech, and is a graduate of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL). In 2009, she was named to Georgia Trend’s “Top 40 Under 40: Georgia’s Best and Brightest" list. She currently serves on the USGBC's Chapter Steering Committee.