Aminah Ricks is an urban planner, architect, writer, teacher and mother.  In 2014, she launched Emerging City, an urban planning platform which engages invigorating thoughts on cities by the city-zens who form them. For over a decade she lived in Italy renovating and restoring historic villas and towers, managing construction crews while creating plans and designs. Back in the U.S. she’s a passionate advocate for walkable and bike-able cities.

She earned degrees in Architecture and Building Engineering at the Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, in Italian.  Prior to that she earned a B.A. in English Literature at Carleton College, in Minnesota.

Aminah is a lover of cities and has visited over 100 worldwide; she is fluent in Italian.

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