Margarita Iglesia has twenty years of experience in the development of livable, attractive and sustainable communities and earned her Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Recent project assignments include strategies for the creation of dense mixed-use, transit-oriented and walkable neighborhoods in North Allston-Brighton, Massachusetts, the Jewelry District of Providence, Rhode Island, and the Route 34 Corridor in New Haven, Connecticut. She has worked on urban design standards and guidelines to implement smart growth and sustainability concepts. Margarita grew up in Venezuela, where she completed her studies of architecture. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.