About Advanced Planning and Sustainability

The Office of Advanced Planning and Sustainability envisions, designs and implements long-range planning solutions to create a vibrant, sustainable community where people want to live, work and innovate.

The Advanced Planning and Sustainability teams carry out strategic, long- and short-term planning initiatives focused on neighborhoods, multi-modal corridors, brownfields and public art. The department specializes in collaborating closely with the community as well as cross-departmentally in planning for future growth and development within Louisville Metro. Initiatives such as Vision Louisville, a creative visioning process to inspire big ideas for the future; Move Louisville, the city's long range multi-modal strategic plan; Sustain Louisville, the city's first ever sustainability plan; and Plan 2040, the city's recent Comprehensive Plan are all led by the office. Guided by the CHASE principles set out in the Comprehensive Plan: Connectivity, Health, Authenticity, Sustainability and Equity, the office works to advance the vision for the city's future. 

Mayor Fischer's Strategic Plan

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Office of Advanced Planning and Sustainability Organizational Chart


Contact Advanced Planning and Sustainability 

Gretchen Milliken, AIA - Director: (502) 574-1358

Allison Smith, PhD - Brownfields and Community Engagement Strategist: (502) 574-1569

Michael King - Multi-Modal and Urban Planning Manager: (502) 574-0032

Claire Yates - Urban Planner: (502) 574-6776

Rachel Casey - Urban Planner: (502) 574-8272

Sarah Lindgren - Public Art Administrator: (502) 574-1554

Natalie Vezina - Sustainability Coordinator: (502) 574-6285

Julie Donna - Sustainability Specialist: (502) 574-1976

Kelly Probus - Administrative Assistant: (502) 574-3167


The Office of Advanced Planning and Sustainability is located at the Metro Development Center Suite 600 at 444 S. Fifth St.