Ben Faust

Senior Strategist for Evaluation and Learning

Department: Strategic Initiatives
Phone: 617-933-0727


Mr. Faust is a member of MAPC’s Department of Strategic Initiatives, where he focuses on developing performance management tools and infrastructure to assess and improve the impact of MAPC’s rich portfolio of projects. Mr. Faust supports the development and implementation of MAPC’s performance management system. He is also responsible for updating and adding to MAPC’s MetroFuture, the Greater Boston region’s 30-year plan.

Mr. Faust previously worked at Community Solutions, an organization working to end homelessness and the conditions that create it by helping communities become better problem solvers. There Mr. Faust served a variety of roles, ultimately becoming Manager of Performance and Strategy for Community Solutions’ neighborhood work in Hartford, Connecticut and Brooklyn, New York. In this capacity he was tasked with creating systems and practices that encourage coworkers to think empirically about their work, why they are doing it, and what they expect it will accomplish. Before that Mr. Faust served as Director of Community Engagement for The Neighborhood Developers in Chelsea, Massachusetts where he supported residents in campaigns to improve neighborhood conditions and increase social capital.

In 2011 Mr. Faust received an MA in Urban Planning and Policy from Rutgers Univeristy’s Edward J. Bloutein School of Planning and Public Policy. In 2004 he completed undergraduate degrees at The George Washington University in International Affairs and Spanish Language and Literature.

Areas of Expertise: Performance Management, Quality Improvement, Collaborative Campaigns