Greta Brownlow, who has a doctorate in social and cultural studies in education, is a principal at ICF. She specializes in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance. Over the course of her 20-year career as an environmental consultant, Greta has collaborated with numerous agencies, developers, and local communities in implementing development and infrastructure projects throughout California.
Greta also serves as adjunct faculty at San José State University, where she has taught Environmental Planning and Private Development and Urban Planning, both graduate courses in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. She has also taught Environmental Impact Assessment in the Environmental Studies Department at Cal State East Bay.
Greta earned a Master of Arts in Urban Planning from U.C.L.A. and a Doctorate in Social and Cultural Studies in Education from UC Berkeley. Her doctoral research at UC Berkeley focused on public outreach and activism around new school planning in Los Angeles. A synopsis of this work was published in Building Schools and Community Connections: Outreach and Activism for New Schools in Southeast L.A., in Schools and Urban Revitalization: Rethinking Institutions and Community Development, Patterson, K. and Silverman, R., eds, New York: Routledge, 2013.b