As an Assistant Planner with Good City Company, Kaitlyn Harrison supports several public agencies on the Peninsula and in Silicon Valley with current planning needs. Providing counter and telephone services, Kaitlyn acts as a generalist in current planning needs for clients and the public. She has experience with reviewing accessory dwelling unit (ADU) and current planning applications and offers clients and the public information on how to apply, Municipal code regulations, design guidelines, and general resources. Additionally, Kaitlyn provides plan checks for small commercial projects and subdivisions to ensure that plans meet local standards and codes to move projects forward swiftly and efficiently.
Kaitlyn finished her Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning at San Jose State University. In 2015, She spent time studying abroad in Florence, Italy. Italy inspired her to learn more about Urban Design, and how it impacts communities. This led her to study the effects of design and policy decisions on walkability in Downtown Sacramento, as it relates to Sacramento’s Vision Zero Plan. Design, walkability, and safety remained a theme as she transitioned from her studies to her work with CommUniverCity where she interned.
During her internship, she worked with small businesses in East San Jose located along Alum Rock Avenue. Kaitlyn focused on design and policy interventions to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists by increasing active transportation, space activation, and accessibility to businesses. Moving into her role as an Assistant Planner with Raney Planning and Management, she became adept in current planning items and supported the Environmental Section in the completion of California Environmental Quality Act documents.