Emma Schnur

Regional Land Use Planner

Department: Land Use
Phone: 617-933-0758


Emma joined MAPC as a Land Use Intern in the summer of 2015 while pursuing her Masters in Urban Planning, and she began working full-time as a Regional Land Use Planner in June 2016. In summer 2017, Emma became the Subregional Coordinator for the South Shore Coalition, a group planners and engaged citizens from 13 South Shore towns that meet regularly to facilitate regional collaboration.

Emma is currently leading the Master Plan for the Town of Duxbury, an update for the City of Revere’s Open Space and Recreation Plan, and Hazard Mitigation Plans for the Towns of Sharon and Sherborn. Emma’s work heavily involves plan research and writing, community engagement, urban design, and graphic production.

Emma holds a Masters in Urban Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design where she concentrated in environmental planning. She completed her undergraduate degree in Natural Resources at Cornell University. Prior to starting her graduate program, Emma worked as the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for Rebuilding Together NYC, a nonprofit housing organization that provides free home repairs for low-income homeowners.

Areas of Expertise: land use and zoning, urban design, master planning, open space planning, community engagement, graphic design, GIS