Megan Marini

Principal, Director of Strategy and Outreach

Megan oversees 3×3’s creative planning work, focusing on practical applications of systems thinking to develop design strategies for urban needs. Prior to 3×3, Megan specialized in design research for development programs internationally at organizations such as Reboot, the Earth Institute’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development, and ARCHIVE for clients including the World Bank, UNEPS, UNOPS, and Internews. With an interest in community and capacity building in challenging contexts, Megan has lectured at IIT Institute for Design, Columbia University, Barnard College, and the Johns Hopkins University Program in Latin American Studies. Her work and writing has been featured in GOOD, Public Interest Design, and DWELL magazine. Megan holds an MS in urban planning from Columbia University where she received the Planning Challenge award for her thesis on technological innovation in post-disaster Haiti; she also holds BS in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.