Calvin Gladney

President and CEO

Smart Growth America    

Calvin Gladney, LEED AP, is President and CEO of Smart  Growth America (SGA), and has led community revitalization efforts in dozens of communities around the country as a private consultant, a real estate developer and as a government official. His work over the last 15 years has been centered on the intersection of land use, transportation, and economic development – all of which will be important in addressing our climate crisis, and our longstanding racial equity issues. Prior to SGA, he was Managing Partner of Mosaic Urban, a real estate advisory services and development firm. In 2017, Mr. Gladney was the Urban Land Institute’s Senior Visiting Fellow for Equity. Before establishing Mosaic, he served as VP of the Anacostia Waterfront Corp. (AWC), a  D.C. quasi-public agency focused on environmentally-friendly redevelopment.  

Mr. Gladney graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, received his B.S. from  Cornell University, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He is a Trustee of the Urban  Land Institute and a Board member of the Center for Community Progress. He is also a  member of ULI’s national Responsible Property Investment Council (RPIC). In his spare  time, Mr. Gladney…Mr. Gladney doesn’t have any spare time. But he will make time for  you. You can connect with Calvin on Twitter and on Instagram @SmartGrowthCEO.