GreenTRIP Program Director
Ann Cheng is the director of GreenTRIP – TransForm’s green building certification program for new residential, mixed use development that encourages less driving by reduced parking and incentives like free transit passes and carshare. She also developed the Great Communities Collaborative Toolkit, used throughout the region in developing model station area plans and provides technical assistance on parking and transportaiton policies to community groups and city staff engaged with planning for better communities.
Over the last 12 years Ann has been a transportation consultant, redevelopment planner and most recently program director. Over her career she's developed smart growth and TOD design guidelines, bicycle and pedestrian master plans and coordinated planning efforts. Ann recently retired from serving one term on the El Cerrito City Council where she was the first Asian American Mayor in 2011. Ann loves that her work helps to empower communities, increasing fluency in civic processes to ultimately improve the environment, health, wealth and equity for all. She has a B.S. in Environmental Biology and Management at UC Davis.
Planetizen Article on Ann's unique story "Planner to Politician" by Tim Halbur.