Midori M. Mizuhara

Midori M. Mizuhara

Lecturer, Urban and Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design

About Me

Midori is an urban planner and community engagement strategist in Gensler's Cities + Urban Design group in Los Angeles. With nearly 15 years of experience in urban planning, design, and community development in Southern California, her work is focused on creating well-designed and activated public spaces and creatively engaging communities to shape their built environment.

Throughout her career, Midori has worked extensively with both public and private clients to reimagine the public realm through active and tactical outreach strategies. In her former role as the Director of Planning & Urban Design at Community Arts Resources (CARS), she led public space revitalization projects such as the Blaisdell Center Master Plan in Honolulu, Jones Plaza in Houston, and Pershing Square in Los Angeles. She has also led region-wide community outreach and creative placemaking initiatives through her work with the Go Human active transportation campaign by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the Go Little Tokyo campaign with the Little Tokyo Community Council and LA Metro.

Midori has a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) from the Southern California Institute of Architecture(SCI-Arc) and a Master of City Planning (MCP) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).