CivicMoxie’s collaborative team of planners and urban designers combine an innovative spirit and on-the-ground know-how to ensure plans on paper translate to a vibrant reality with positive outcomes. We are committed to a “shared authority” model of planning that recognizes the depth of knowledge, commitment, and expertise that residents, civic leaders, and businesses bring to planning projects and civic initiatives. With deep experience in land planning, urban design, arts and culture, strategic planning, and community revitalization, we excel at working with limited resources across varied interests and stakeholders to find mutually beneficial solutions to tough challenges.
Our clients range from private clients and non-profits to city planning departments to land owners to community groups and major corporations. As practitioners and academics, we offer clients the benefit of over 25 years of experience combining theory and practice to achieve impactful results beneficial to a diverse group of interests. Our work is distinguished by our belief that HOW we plan affects the end result, and working with people across disciplines, goals, and values can achieve remarkable results for all.
CivicMoxie is a woman-owned business and a certified WBE in Massachusetts.
CivicMoxie is a planning, urban design, and
arts + cultural advisory group that leverages deep experience and spirited collaboration to achieve optimistic goals for clients and communities.
Meet Our Team
Founder and Principal
susan (at) civicmoxie (dot) com
An accomplished city planner, urban designer, architect, author and former MIT Lecturer, Susan Silberberg is the Founder of CivicMoxie, LLC. Susan is sought after for her ability to identify savvy solutions for cities, businesses, and communities facing complex challenges. She has a keen sense of the leadership and collaboration necessary to align the sometimes disparate needs and goals of many interests. Susan’s expertise spans community and downtown revitalization work, strategic planning, real property planning for private and public clients, and arts + cultural planning. She understands that gaining trust and buy-in from all players is as integral to success as the ideas and energy brought to the project. This distinctive quality allows her to craft innovative solutions and create exciting new possibilities for translating plans into actions.
Senior Planner / Project Manager
suekim (at) civicmoxie (dot) com
Sue Kim is a Senior Planner/Project Manager at CivicMoxie who adds city planning, development, and project management experience to the team. She has worked in the public sector and as a planning consultant for a wide range of projects throughout several diverse communities and cities. As a senior planner at the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for many years, Sue was the neighborhood planner for Chinatown, the Leather District, and the Midtown Cultural District, leading and managing multi-lingual land use planning and park design processes, public land disposition processes, development review, and rezoning efforts.
Planner / Project Manager
annie (at) civicmoxie (dot) com
As a Planner/Project Manager at CivicMoxie, Annie brings experience in community engagement, consensus building, land use and open space planning, and project management across multiple scales. She excels at combining careful listening, thoughtful design, and data-driven analysis in her approach to planning. Most recently, Annie was a Planner for the City of Medford where she oversaw a wide variety of projects, including park redesigns, rezoning efforts, development review processes, and comprehensive planning. Annie has a Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Archaeology from Bowdoin College.
Planner / Graphic Designer
michael (at) civicmoxie (dot) com
A planner and graphic designer, Michael explores the intersection of these two fields and how he can contribute to the public realm and foster a sense of place. Utilizing a multifaceted approach, and diverse academic background, he tackles urban issues both at municipal and regional levels. Having worked previously with the City of Cambridge and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, he has experience in economic development, community engagement, and arts and culture planning. Michael has a Master of City Planning and a Master of Fine Art in Graphic Design from Boston University, a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Ecosystem Science and Policy (double major) from the University of Miami.
Clay is an urban designer and planner focused on how design affects behaviour. He has explored the challenges of global connections, risk communication, and urban isolation through his studies in architecture. Before joining CivicMoxie, he was a research assistant at Urban Theory Lab and a freelance data visualizer and designer. Clay is currently pursuing a Master of Architecture in Urban Design at Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Leo (the Dog)
Urban Dog Parks Advisor
Leo has traveled the northeastern United States observing and evaluating dog parks. He is committed to creating canine communities wherever he travels and believes dog parks are great for human interaction, too. When he is not exploring he can be found in CivicMoxie’s office, where he does a stellar job of keeping everyone’s spirits high and warmly welcoming visitors to the office. He wants everyone to know that urban planning is not just for people!