Gurdeep Kaur, AICP
Senior Economic Development Planner
Department: Land Use – Economic Development
Senior Economic Development and Land Use Planner Gurdeep Kaur strives to center equity and justice through her work in economic development. She works on helping communities through economic recovery with a focus on racial justice. She provides planning expertise and assistance to: commercial and industrial land use development projects and helps cities and towns develop plans for and conduct market analyses, build industry sectoral partnerships that can support career pathways for residents without a bachelor’s or advanced degrees, and workforce and wealth creation activities.
Prior to joining MAPC, Gurdeep worked for the past five years in economic and land use planning in a diverse range of cities in California. Gurdeep has experience in site development as she guided private real estate developers to improve their development projects in compliance with local and state ordinances. She also worked directly with small businesses to implement creative solutions to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. Her experience has made her well-versed in understanding and implementing local ordinances, state legislation, and creating successful land use development through it. Gurdeep holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography/Environmental Studies and English from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Areas of Expertise: Community and land use planning, zoning, active transportation and transit policies and programs, small business development, labor and community organization