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Margaret Cederoth on Planning and Sustainability at California High-Speed Rail Flanigan's Eco-Logic

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In this episode of Flanigan’s Eco-Logic, Ted speaks with Margaret Cederoth, Director of Planning and Sustainability at California High-Speed Rail Authority. She is an urban planner with more than two decades of global sustainable infrastructure delivery, rail system planning, design, and construction, and land use/ transportation planning experience. Margaret's expertise is with complex transportation infrastructure projects, as well as international urban development throughout North Africa and the Middle East.

Ted and Margaret discuss her background, growing up in Illinois, studying Eastern History, and later earning a Master of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She went on to do some graduate work in Tunisia, focused on social housing and the nexus to transportation.

Margaret's project management experience includes managing a diverse team of experts as well as managing planning and sustainability tasks for major projects, such as the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Chicago's Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Guidelines, Anacostia Waterfront Transportation Infrastructure Master Plan, and the Lower Georgia Avenue Streetscape Project. 
She was appointed by Governor Newsom in 2019 to be the Director of Planning and Sustainability at California High-Speed Rail. Her duties include policy development and implementation, station and station area planning, greenhouse gas emissions inventory, tracking, and offsets, renewable energy planning, sustainable design, and district-scale sustainability approaches.

As an AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) urban planner and Envision Sustainability Professional, she previously led the sustainability division for the Authority as a consultant. Cederoth oversaw corporate sustainability initiatives for WSP USA, the Authority’s Rail Delivery Partner. That work included a commitment to carbon neutral operations and the development of training and tools for implementing sustainability approaches on a range of infrastructure projects.

In this episode of Flanigan’s Eco-Logic, Ted speaks with Margaret Cederoth, Director of Planning and Sustainability at California High-Speed Rail Authority. She is an urban planner with more than two decades of global sustainable infrastructure delivery, rail system planning, design, and construction, and land use/ transportation planning experience. Margaret's expertise is with complex transportation infrastructure projects, as well as international urban development throughout North Africa and the Middle East.

Ted and Margaret discuss her background, growing up in Illinois, studying Eastern History, and later earning a Master of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She went on to do some graduate work in Tunisia, focused on social housing and the nexus to transportation.

Margaret's project management experience includes managing a diverse team of experts as well as managing planning and sustainability tasks for major projects, such as the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Chicago's Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Guidelines, Anacostia Waterfront Transportation Infrastructure Master Plan, and the Lower Georgia Avenue Streetscape Project. 
She was appointed by Governor Newsom in 2019 to be the Director of Planning and Sustainability at California High-Speed Rail. Her duties include policy development and implementation, station and station area planning, greenhouse gas emissions inventory, tracking, and offsets, renewable energy planning, sustainable design, and district-scale sustainability approaches.

As an AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) urban planner and Envision Sustainability Professional, she previously led the sustainability division for the Authority as a consultant. Cederoth oversaw corporate sustainability initiatives for WSP USA, the Authority’s Rail Delivery Partner. That work included a commitment to carbon neutral operations and the development of training and tools for implementing sustainability approaches on a range of infrastructure projects.

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