Dan Bertolet (pronounced “BER-də-lay”) is Senior Director of Sightline Institute’s Housing and Cities program. He is passionate about creating cities that welcome people of all incomes and tread lightly on the planet.

Prior to Sightline, Dan spent 11 years in urban planning, focused on sustainable community development. He holds a master's degree in urban design and planning from the University of Washington and a PhD in electrical engineering.

As (marginally successful) strategies to avoid thinking incessantly about cities, Dan spends time trying to keep track of his two college-age kids, noodling on stringed instruments, fixing beater commuter bikes, treasure hunting in thrift stores, and sneaking off all too infrequently to play in the woods. He lives in Seattle.

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