Kevin T. Greiner, MUP, JD

ImageKevin Greiner is development planner, analyst and policy researcher with over 25 years of experience leading a wide variety of comprehensive redevelopment and planning projects as a consultant and principal in the public and private sectors. His research at the Center focuses on regional economic competitiveness, community development best practices, strategic planning and public-private development finance. Mr. Greiner maintains a consulting practice serving the development and strategic planning needs of private, public and non-profit clients. He currently represents the NW 7th Avenue Community Redevelopment Agency (Miami) as its Economic Development Coordinator, and is completing numerous strategic development plans for a variety of agencies throughout South Florida. Mr. Greiner previously served as the Director of Planning for the City of Buffalo, New York, and Vice President of the Buffalo Economic Development Corporation. His portfolio of work includes regional development policy studies, numerous successful and award-winning community development projects, and raising over $350 Million in public development funding. Mr. Greiner received his Master of Urban Planning (MUP) and Law (JD) degrees from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He resides in Miami with his wife and two sons.

Ralph Rosado

Image Ralph Rosado is President of Rosado and Associates, an urban planning and economic development strategy firm based in Miami; a Senior Fellow at the FIU Metropolitan Center, and an instructor in graduate and professional programs at the University of Miami and Florida International University. Ralph holds a PhD in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on Neighborhood Revitalization, Economic Development, and Public-Private Partnerships; a joint Master’s degree in Public Policy and Urban Planning from Princeton University; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Florida International University’s Honors College.

Past professional experience includes serving as a senior government official for three cities, Executive Director of the South Florida Community Development Coalition, and, prior to that, serving as an Urban Design and Neighborhood Revitalization consultant to over a dozen municipalities in Miami-Dade. While in graduate school, at the invitation of President George W. Bush, Ralph served as a White House Graduate Intern with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Honors include three statewide awards from the American Planning Association’s Florida chapter for his professional and civic endeavors, being named a Miami Leader (one of Miami’s Top Nonprofit Executives), by the Miami Foundation, 2012, a Top Latino Leader of Miami, by Latino Leaders Magazine, 2013. The Affordable Housing program he co-designed and co-teaches recently won an award for Best Program in the area of Housing & Affordability in Miami-Dade.

Ralph is particularly involved with local transportation initiatives. He and County Commissioner Xavier Suarez won a 2015 Public Space Challenge Award for Top Them Off!, their initiative to ensure that bus stops have covered shelters to protect passengers from harsh sun and rain; he recently co-hosted 100 Great Ideas for Transit & Mobility, an online platform allowing Miami-Dade residents to put forth their best ideas for improving travel options in the community; and he serves on the boards of Friends of the Underline and Friends of Plan Z, two initiatives to improve walking/bicycling/transit conditions in key local corridors (US1 and Rickenbacker Causeway).

Hai (David) Guo, Ph.D.

ImageHai (David) Guo is an associate professor of public administration at Florida International University. His research focuses on state and local public finance and budgeting. Dr. Guo holds his Ph.D. degree in Public Policy from the Joint Doctoral program of public policy of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Public Policy. He obtained his master degree in Economics from Georgia State University and a master degree of Public Administration from Iowa State University. His research interests include budgetary institution and fiscal policy outcome, public engagement in budgetary process, local government financial management under fiscal stress, and infrastructure pricing and financing. As a public administration scholar, he has published in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, American Review of Public Administration, Journal of Public Budgeting Accounting & Financial Management, Municipal Finance Journal, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Public Works Management & Policy, and Public Procurement. He is currently serving as the co-managing editor of the Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management (http:/pracademics.comjpbafm.html)