Emilie Wolfson

Associate Planner

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Emilie Wolfson


Emilie has a diverse background in policy and community engagement projects covering open space and park planning, public participation, and environmental education. She has a strong background in public outreach, having worked as a program coordinator and environmental educator throughout California with a range of non-profit entities. Her experience includes preparing programmatic and project-specific environmental documents, and developing existing condition reports and technical memorandum. In addition, Emilie has also contributed to citywide urban agriculture plans, as well as parks and trail assessments and parks master plans for municipalities and counties across the state.

Emilie's recent project responsibilities including authoring background reports and memoranda to inform development strategies, performing research to ensure entitlement compliance, supporting engagement efforts, and authoring chapters for environmental documents. Emilie has also experience in project management, client interactions, and graphics development. Emilie is currently managing the MacArthur BART Lighting Project for Urban Planning Partners in collaboration with Arup.


PlaceWorks Planner
Trust for Public Land Parks for People Intern
UC California, Berkeley Teaching Assistant, City Planning
Institute at the Golden Gate Health Consultant
San Francisco Recreation and Parks Program Coordinator
National Park Service Interpretive Ranger


Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science and Policy, University of Maryland
Masters of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley


  • BART to Livermore Extension Project EIR, Livermore, CA
  • Ensemble Santa Cruz Dream Inn, Community Engagement, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Eastline Project @ 2100 Telegraph Avenue Entitlements and EIR, Oakland, CA
  • Panoramic West Oakland 500 Kirkham, Entitlements Assistance, Oakland, CA
  • Signature Claremont Hotel EIR, Oakland CA
  • Downtown Oakland Specific Plan, Community Engagement and EIR, Oakland, CA
  • Los Angeles County Parks Needs Assessment, Los Angeles, CA
  • Master Plan for Sustainable Parks, Los Angeles, CA
  • MacArthur BART Lighting Project, Community Engagement, Oakland, CA
  • Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park General Plan and IS/MND, Pescadero, CA
  • ConnectMenlo General Plan and M-2 Area Zoning Update, Menlo Park, CA
  • The Hamptons IS/MND, Cupertino, CA