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. 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 win-win 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
placemaking group that leverages deep experience
and spirited collaboration to achieve optimistic goals
for clients and communities.
Meet Our Team
Founder and Principal
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, arts + cultural planning, and placemaking. 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 win-win solutions and create exciting new possibilities for translating plans into actions.
Senior Planner / Project Manager
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
As a city planner and conservationist, Lyndon is committed to fostering more resilient landscapes, and the resultant improved outcomes for both people and the environment. He believes that natural solutions are fundamental to meeting many of the complex challenges confronting today’s cities and communities, especially in responding to climate change. Lyndon excels thinking at multiple scales, from regional perspectives to site-specific design, and integrating solutions that are informed by authentic community engagement and the ecological landscape. Lyndon has a Master of City Planning, Land Use & Environmental Planning concentration from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts, Latin American Studies and Studio Art (double major) from Carleton College.
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 from Boston University, a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Ecosystem Science and Policy (double major) from the University of Miami. He is also a current candidate for a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Boston University.
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 placemaking is not just for people!