Hannah Twaddell has 30 years of experience in multimodal transportation planning and policy development. Following her 13-year tenure as Transportation Director of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization in central Virginia, she has provided consulting and educational services nationwide to towns, cities, regions, states, and federal agencies since 2001. She has led planning initiatives and innovative public engagement campaigns to promote sustainable, vibrant communities by integrating multimodal transportation, land use, and urban design.
Hannah has co-authored six guidebooks, written dozens of articles, and created webinars, training programs, and online reference toolkits on topics such as scenario planning, public engagement, visioning, context sensitive solutions, sustainable rural development, pedestrian and bicycle accessibility, and mobility for older adults. She is the Chair of the Metropolitan Policy and Planning Committee for the National Academies Transportation Research Board, and actively supports the committees on Public Involvement and Environmental Justice. A graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Pittsburgh, Hannah lives on a family farm in Charlottesville with her husband, daughter, and several four-legged friends.