Mike Lydon is co-founder of Street Plans, an urban planning, design, and research-advocacy firm based in Miami and New York City. He is an internationally recognized planner, writer, speaker, and advocate for livable cities. Having delivered more than 300 keynotes, workshops, trainings, and lectures since 2009, Mike has exerted a global influence on how people think about city transformation.
With Tony Garcia, Mike is the recipient of the 2017 Seaside Prize and co-author of the full-length book Tactical Urbanism, published by Island Press in March 2015, and honored by Planetizen as one of the top planning books of the past decade. The same website named Mike as one of the top 100 urbanists of all time. Mike collaborated with Andres Duany and Jeff Speck in writing The Smart Growth Manual, published by McGraw-Hill in 2009. Most recently, Mike co-authored NACTO's Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery and led the creation of the Streets for Voting Guide with the Center for Tech and Civic Life.
He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and son, and encourages you to trade four wheels for two.