Kit Krankel McCullough is an urban designer and Lecturer in Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Through her urban design practice and teaching Kit advocates for equitable and socially just development, healthy and sustainable environments, strong communities, and cities that promote wellbeing and happiness. Kit has developed urban design and economic strategies at a range of scales, from individual properties to entire regions; and for a range of clients, including cities, institutions, developers, and neighborhood groups. She has led urban design projects in cities around the country, from Flint, Michigan, to La Grange, Georgia, from Pittsburgh to Oklahoma City, from Washington D.C. to her hometown of Austin, Texas.
At the University of Michigan Kit teaches design studios on housing and neighborhood development, seminars on transportation and urban economics, and a popular lecture course on real estate development for architects and planners. Kit is currently at work on a book, Car Light City: How the coming transportation revolution can improve our cities and our lives. Kit prefers to walk to get where she’s going, but to get here she will probably use at least four different modes of transportation, perhaps even including a unicycle.