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Since the late 1990s, Mr. Biederman has advised Business Improvement Districts and designed the plan for new or improved parks in Pittsburgh, Newark, Miami, Baltimore, Dallas, Richmond, and Atlanta.
Kathleen Bullard is Tetra Tech Inc.'s Los Angeles Program Manager. She is also an instructor in the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture program where she teaches intermediate and advanced design studios in environmental analysis and planning. This year's studios are focused on analyzing and developing plans for parks in downtown Los Angeles including rethinking and redesigning Pershing Square. With a master's degree in landscape architecture and an MBA, Kathleen combines her landscape architecture and finance background to bring a balanced and innovative approach to planning and implementing projects. She is currently assisting the City of Los Angeles with implementation of the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan. As Director of the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens, she produced a public space with an identity for river revitalization while creating a funding stream for maintenance of the facility. She has also implemented several environmental restoration projects with goals of improved habitat, water quality, and recreational amenities. Kathleen has long been active with non-profit community organizations in the Los Angeles area. She was a recipient of a Loeb Fellowship in advanced environmental studies from Harvard University in 2003.
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