Uri has worked on place-based issues in the public, nonprofit and private sectors for more than 10 years. He currently performs market analyses for affordable and market rate housing, retail, industrial and office projects for developers, municipalities and regional planning agencies.
Prior to joining Kretchmer Associates, Uri was a project manager at Greenbelt Alliance, the Bay Area’s preeminent smart growth organization, where he led their equitable transit-oriented development endorsement program and directed an innovative online civic engagement initiative in partnership with Neighborland.
Among other experiences, Uri worked as a community organizer for Metro Seniors in Action, a consultant at MySidewalk (formerly MindMixer) and in the planning department at the Town of Carrboro, NC.
He was a state winner in the Urban Land Institute Hines Student Competition and won a Best Practices award from the American Planning Association for his work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Uri graduated from Columbia University in New York City with a B.A. in Psychology, the Jewish Theological Seminary with a B.A. in Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a master’s degree in urban planning (MCRP) specializing in real estate development and transportation.