Stuart Cohen

Executive Director, TransForm

Stuart Cohen is co-founder and Executive Director of TransForm. By combining high-quality policy analysis with coalition building and strategic media efforts, TransForm has become a powerful and effective voice for world class transit and walkable communities in the Bay Area and beyond.

Founded in 1997, TransForm now has 30 staff with offices in Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento. Cohen now oversees TransForm’s work on state policy, the expansion of GreenTRIP and dissemination of regional policy innovations outside the Bay Area and California.

Previously, Cohen worked with ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability as a researcher on the climate impacts of alternative transportation policies and fuels and at NYPIRG (New York Public Interest Research Group) as a toxics campaign coordinator and Statewide Canvass Director. He received a Master's Degree in Public Policy (MPP) from the Goldman School of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley.




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Sustainable Urbanism

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