Brandon Running Bear Harrell

Partnership for the Bay’s Future Fellow

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Brandon Running Bear Harrell, Partnership for the Bay’s Future Challenge Grant Fellow, works with the City of Redwood City and the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County to evaluate and refine the City’s current tenant protections as well as developing new policies and funding programs to preserve unsubsidized affordable housing. Prior to joining the fellowship, Mr. Harrell served as a partner at the Urban Permaculture Institute where he co-developed locally responsive, urban resiliency planning strategies and recommendations to regional governance and grasstops organizations such as the County of San Mateo and the San Francisco Estuary Institute. Though born and raised in the Bay Area, his background in urban innovation and community planning enabled him to work on community and economic planning projects as far as Taiwan, Portugal, United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Kenya. Brandon graduated with a bachelor’s degree with honors in communication from the University of New Mexico. He also earned a master’s in city planning from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from LIFT Economy. When Brandon’s not working to scale radical inclusion and systems change, he can be found practicing archery or cooking with his partner.