Naria Kiani is Senior Design Coordinator at Kounkuey Design Initiative. As part of the planning team, Naria develops and leads community engagement strategies, assists in project management, programming, and production of temporary and permanent public spaces, and supports organizational development activities. Prior to joining KDI, Naria worked at nonprofit and public agencies addressing issues including green infrastructure, foreclosure prevention, healthy food access, and economic development. While completing her masters in urban planning, she explored strategies to reclaim Detroit's vacant lots through community-driven green infrastructure projects.


Naria holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy, Planning, and Management from the University of Oregon and a Master of Arts in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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