A-P Hurd


A-P Hurd is the founder of SkipStone, a Pacific northwest consultancy that helps private, public and non-profit entities use capital efficiently and profitably to build better cities. She is also an affiliate faculty member and Runstad Fellow in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington.

From 2002-2004 A-P was a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where her research focused on system dynamics and complex system architecture. She has worked extensively on land use and environmental policy initiatives at the state and local level. She has a particular interest in the structure of incentives: how local/regional/national frameworks quantify and allocate the cost of development and how better frameworks can encourage investment and innovation. She is also active in her community where she serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations.

A-P has been invited to speak about topics related to this book at both academic and industry functions on a regular basis. She has addressed diverse audiences including planners, lawyers, community leaders, members of the real estate community, graduate students and public sector officials.

For more information about A-P Hurd see SkipStone.com.