Cynthia M. Nikitin

Cynthia M. Nikitin is a Senior Vice President for Public Buildings and Downtowns and Public Art Program Director at Project for Public Spaces, Inc.  She has earned a reputation as a persuasive advocate for “Placemaking” as an approach to city planning and urban design.   As a manager of numerous large-scale and complex projects during her seventeen years with PPS, she has striven to serve as a compelling voice in support of more sustainable towns and cities nation-wide. With a portfolio of more than 300 projects, Cynthia's technical expertise stretches from the development of downtown main street master plans and corridor enhancement projects, to the creation of transit station area plans, and public art master plans for major cities. This includes facilitating approximately 40 public workshops, visioning sessions, and public meetings annually.