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CivicMoxie’s collaborative team of planners provides advisory services in arts and cultural planning, commercial district revitalization strategies, climate adaptation, and placemaking/placekeeping to public and private clients and consultant teams. We 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. 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 30 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

Susan Silberberg
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.

Sue Kim
Planning Collaborator

 suekim (at) civicmoxie (dot) com

Sue Kim is a seasoned professional in city planning, development, and project management. 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. 

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!

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