Jason Segedy is the Director of Planning and Urban Development for the City of Akron, Ohio.  He has worked in the urban planning field for the past 21 years, and previously served as the Director of the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS), the Metropolitan Planning Organization serving Greater Akron.

 He is an avid writer on urban planning and development issues, blogging at Notes from the Underground.  His work has been published by Planetizen, Streetsblog, Rustwire, Wise Economy, Real Clear Policy, and New Geography.

 A lifelong resident of Akron’s west side, Jason is committed to the city, its people, and its neighborhoods.  His passion is creating great places and spaces where residents can live, work, and play.  He came into this world at St. Thomas Hospital, in 1972, and he’ll continue to do this work until they put him in the ground at Holy Cross Cemetery – hopefully a long time from now.