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Kurt Wheeler

Program Manager, Market Cities

Kurt Wheeler manages all core activities of the Market Cities Program, including projects, training/events, and resources, in addition to contributing to strategic planning and communications. Having started with Project for Public Spaces in 2014, Kurt has supported a wide range of community placemaking projects, overseen project and conference communications, and conducted research on public market and public space issues. She oversaw the outreach and logistics planning for the two most recent International Public Markets Conferences—in London, United Kingdom (2019) and in Barcelona, Spain (2015). Kurt obtained her master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute, where she focused her research on the relationship between street vendors and brick-and-mortar businesses in New York City. Outside of work, Kurt enjoys toodling around New York on her bike and discovering new nooks, crannies, and vistas.


M.S. City and Regional Planning, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

B.A. Linguistics, Reed College, Portland, OR