I’m the founder of multimedia content development and communications strategy company Third Place Media. My mission is to do work that enables application of pressure at leverage points in government and the private sector needed to create dense and lively urban environments with wide access to public transportation, supporting optimal use of resources, economic vibrancy, and high quality of life for inhabitants.

My background spans from nonprofit management to business, technology and communications strategy consulting, with specialization in corporate environmental sustainability. I follow urban planning and environmental sustainability news, NGO activity, and environmental policy in the US, China and Japan. I’m a graduate of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and an accredited LEED Green Associate. I study Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

When not working, blogging, or twittering, I enjoy being a dad, practicing yoga, wandering around cities with a camera, and I have unhealthy addictions to anime and ramen.


Email: michael (dot) vito @ gmail (dot) com
Twitter: @mjvito
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