Christopher Forinash leads the Sustainable Communities Learning Network program. Before joining ISC, Christopher led transportation policy work in the US EPA’s smart growth program, including diverse projects such as efforts to develop street design standards, promote car-sharing, change parking requirements, and otherwise create a transportation system to support smart growth communities. His work at the US EPA followed several years with a leading worldwide engineering consulting firm, where he developed sophisticated computer models to forecast development patterns and transportation impacts for cities from New York to Honolulu.
Christopher holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Transportation from Northwestern University, where his thesis examined the financial feasibility of a midwestern high-speed rail network centered on Chicago. Christopher earned his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Duke University.