Walker Wells is Vice President of Programs and Director of the Green Urbanism Program for Global Green USA, a national non-profit organization headquartered in Santa Monica, CA. He works with cities, neighborhoods and community development organizations across the country to further green building and sustainable development practices through technical guidance, stakeholder facilitation and the development of innovative policies and programs. Mr. Wells is a 2013 Fulbright Fellow with the Royal Institute of Technology Urban Planning Program in Stockholm, a 2012 Pritzker Fellow at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and co-author of the 2007 book Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing.
He is a certified urban planner, a LEED Accredited Professional and Green Rater, an appointed member of the State of California Green Building Code Advisory Committee, an invited contributor to the Planetizen.com and a lecturer at the Claremont Colleges and the UCLA Urban Planning Program.
Mr. Wells holds Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master’s of City and Regional Planning from the California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo. He studied at Lund University and the Lund PolyTechnic Institute School of Architecture in Sweden. Prior to joining Global Green, Mr. Wells was a Senior Urban Design with Gruen Associates in Los Angeles, an Associate Planner with the City of Santa Monica and an Urban Planner for the City of Malmo, Sweden.
March 20, 2015
Walker Wells, Global Green's Vice President of Programs and Director of Green Urbanism, discusses the power of cities in leading the green movement.