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Ian Tran

Ian Tran brings strategic planning, research, insight, and implementation
experience for sustainable viability, brand, operational outreach and
marketing in addition to a breadth of educational background with a splash of
spirit from the Great Lakes Bioregion!

Strategic social and sustainability innovation
Tran’s prior work harnessed the best insight from businesses, governments,
higher education, non-profits, residents and youth for tangible outcomes in
city sustainability master plans, green school design, and savings-driven
triple bottom line innovations in operational strategy, outreach and
marketing. His social innovations for civic stakeholder engagement and
critical community dialogues were merited numerous awards during his time as
a co-founder of the Dearborn Sustainability Coalition, former President of
the Student Environmental Association at the University of Michigan-Dearborn,
a former intern of the Engineering Society of Detroit and its think-tank. He
is a nominee for fellowship to the 2013 StartingBloc Detroit Institute for
Social Innovation and enterprise.

Educator
Ian's diversity of traditional educational capacities span direct engagement
with hundreds of 3rd grade-college students at UM-Dearborn as a writing
consultant, tutor, outdoor educator, work as a private coach, and through
contributions to nationally recognized educational programs for K-12
education: the 2011 Future City Competition learning blocks via the
Engineering Society of Detroit and The Henry Ford Museum’s Rouge Truck
Plant as a representative of the U.S. Green Building Council-Detroit Regional
Chapter in his role as a member of the project’s advisory committee. He
facilitates workshops for the Ann Arbor Free Skool (yes, "skool" with a "K"!)
to cultivate community resilience with tangible participatory engagement as
alternatives to consumerism in governance, media, and the arts.