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
Board of Directors.