Pier Amelia Davis serves as the Land Use & Sustainability Program Manager for Detroit Future City (DFC). In this role, she provides technical assistance to community groups, partners and residents looking to implement DFC’s Field Guide to Working with Lots designs. This includes helping community groups qualify for the Working with Lots program, providing guidance and coordination with mini-grantees to ensure the successful completion of their project, managing internal databases, and supporting numerous DFC projects in community engagement-related and education-related areas.
Pier has extensive experience working in communications and project management. Prior to joining DFC, she worked as a planner for Logan Simpson in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she produced planning documents, engaged in community outreach and developed analytical reports. Prior to this position, she worked as a designer for Earlyworks Design, where she designed and fabricated furniture. Pier also served as a regional program coordinator for the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots program in Berkeley, California; a public programing intern for SPUR in San Francisco and a sustainability intern for the City of Ann Arbor.
Pier has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Michigan.