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Jeff Levine, AICP

Based in Portland, ME and Cambridge, MA





1995  Masters of Planning (Economic Development)

Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

University of Minnesota


1991 Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy

Departmental Honors

Wesleyan University


MIT Center for Real Estate Continuing Education Courses





Faculty Member

Department of Urban Studies & Planning

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA


Director of Planning & Urban Development

City of Portland, ME


Director of Planning & Community Development

Town of Brookline, MA


Office of Housing & Community Development

City of Somerville, MA


Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer

University of Southern Maine

Tufts University

University of Massachusetts- Amherst

Professional Memberships


American Institute of Certified Planners


Greater Portland Transit District Board


Somerville Redevelopment Authority



Land Use Planning


Housing Policy

Code Development

Strategic Planning

Public Finance

Transportation Policy





Leadership in Planning: How to Communicate Ideas and Effect Positive Change, Routledge, 2021.

Training modules in “Leadership in Planning,” “Internal Management,” and “External Management” for Planetizen Courses, Los Angeles, CA, 2017.

”Promoting 21st Century Manufacturing,” presented at the 2017 EPA Brownfields Training Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

“Urban Development, Parking and Mobility: The Portland Story,” presented at the 2017 National Planning Conference, New York, NY.

Faculty, Planning Leadership Institute, American Planning Association, Seattle, WA and Phoenix, AZ, 2015-2016.

“Brookline as a Streetcar Suburb,” mobile workshop as part of the 2011 National Planning Conference, Boston, MA.

“Where is Research Informing Sustainability Planning?” presented at the 2011 National Planning Conference, Boston, MA.

“Planning Directors in the Hot Seat!” presented at the 2011 National Planning Conference, Boston, MA.

“Brookline–The Quintessential Streetcar Suburb,” mobile workshop with Michael Dukakis as part of the 2009 RailVolution! Conference, Boston, MA.

“Encouraging Affordable Housing that Fits,” presented at the 2008 Southern New England Planning Conference, Providence, RI.

Transportation and Public Participation Chapters in Preserving and Enhancing Communities, Elisabeth Hamin, Priscilla Geigis and Linda Silka (eds.), 2007.

Planning without a Comprehensive Plan, Planning Commissioners Journal, Fall 2002.

"Community Preservation" is Not Taking Hold in Poorer Communities, New England Planning, January 2002.

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