Ashley Cox, EcoDistricts AP, evolveEA

Ashley Cox, Associate
AICP, NOMA, EcoDistricts AP

Ashley believes that economic, environmental and social resilience begin with empowerment of the self in service to betterment of the collective. Her approach blends planning with education, setting the table for engagement with a range of stakeholders in a variety of project types, including the design of neighborhood commercial spaces and urban systems, and consulting on the economic development potential for cities.

As an urban designer with evolveEA, Ashley’s capacity to connect technical information to the lived experience has contributed to a number of award winning community development plans, design projects, and comprehensive plans. She managed the Allentown Vision 2030 Plan, which was recognized with a 2020 Pennsylvania Governor’s Award, and also managed the Joint Comprehensive Plan for Braddock, East Pittsburgh, and North Braddock.

Ashley holds a Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from Howard University, has studied design in Barcelona and also earned a Master of Urban Design from Carnegie Mellon University. Ashley is a member of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and is an EcoDistricts Accredited Professional.

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