Chandler Louden is pursuing a master’s degree in Design and Urban Ecologies at Parsons School of Design at the New School. He earned a B.A. in Anthropology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Chandler has developed an interest in community planning with a focus on assisting in the creation of new forms of infrastructure. This includes green spaces such as community gardens and urban agriculture. Additionally, Chandler is interested in topics such as creating more affordable housing and food security. He also has an interest in building a robust and resilient regional economy. Most recently, Chandler interned at the New York City Department of City Planning. He also conducted historical research and analysis, and created programs for Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum from 2019 to 2021. Chandler was also a research volunteer for Bridges to Housing Stability and participated in design and cartographical workshops hosted by universities across the globe. He is enthusiastic about collaborating with the residents of communities in New York. He is focused on the perspective of regional planning, urban metabolism, critical design approaches and production ecologies. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, reading, and playing ultimate frisbee.