Yolanda Takesian

Associate Planner

Yat Yolanda offers more than 20 years of planning experience bridging engineering, planning, urban design, and economics to enhance areas seeking more walkable, bikable, transit-friendly transportation systems. Her collaborative approach and understanding of public process and implementation tools engages decision makers and community members to create plans that are technically, financially, and politically achievable. Prior experience includes work leading project planning in Maryland’s Department of Transportation’s Community Design Division and capital and town center planning in Anne Arundel County. As key transportation staff in Maryland’s early Smart Growth initiatives, Yolanda designed community planning processes, including Maryland State Highway Administration’s “Thinking Beyond the Pavement” approach to project development.

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