Anna Lan is living her best transit life as the Transit-Oriented Development manager for Capital Metro (CapMetro) in Austin, Texas. She is responsible for leading the Equitable Transit-Oriented Development program, which prepares communities through policy and public investment ahead of the multibillion-dollar Project Connect infrastructure project. With over 15 years of experience in transportation and master planning, Anna’s next goal is to create the next case-study-worthy TOD that focuses on community benefits for all income levels.

Anna began her career in the private sector as a consultant in transportation and environmental planning in New York City. She also spent five years on the integrated planning and architecture team with Arup in China, working on large infrastructure projects for clients like the Hong Kong MTR. Her key projects include TOD planning for 65 miles of new commuter rail with 52 stations in the Pearl River Delta and master planning a 50-square-mile panda nature reserve in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. After returning home to her native Texas, Anna transitioned to the public sector to focus on implementation at the Central Texas regional level.

Anna holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and a master’s in urban planning from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

Speaking at the Following:

Feb 20

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Addressing Housing Needs through Equitable Transit-Oriented Development and Suburban Retrofits

3:45pm – 5:00pm
Hilton Austin, Governor's Salon E, Floor 4

The reality of remote and hybrid working models present an opportunity for many suburban areas to reimagine themselves as more complete communities. The inclusion of more gentle, dense housing is an essential part of current suburban retrofitting strategies. This panel will feature a moderated discussion with national experts on the trends and mix of land uses that are transforming the suburbs and the role that Equitable Transit Oriented Development (E-TOD) policies are playing in creating more diverse and inclusive communities. This session is eligible for 1.25 AICP credits. Sign-in sheets will be available at the conference.