Eric Shaw MUP '00

Eric Shaw is an urban planning professional with extensive experience in establishing and leading cross sector, cross discipline and cross jurisdictional partnerships in the areas of community and economic development. He has been recognized for his work establishing strategic initiatives that support inclusive development and resilience in communities throughout the nation. He has held positions in the public and philanthropic sectors in Salt Lake City, Louisiana, Silicon Valley, and Miami. He is founder and principal of Know New Ideas Consulting,and most recently served as director of the Washington DC Office of Planning.

In addition to serving on the Alumni Council, Eric currently serves as chair of the board of the online publication Next City, is a board member of the UCLA Alumni Association and serves on the National Trust for Historic Preservation board of advisors. In 2017 and 2018, he was recognized in the OUTstanding Leading LGBT+ Public Sector Executives List, presented by the Financial Times.

On the Alumni Council he is an advisor to GSD African American Student Union, Harvard Urban Planning Organization, and Queers in Design.