Byron Nicholas holds a Professional Planners License for the State of New Jersey and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) with over 7 years of urban planning experience. Byron is currently the supervising transportation planner for Hudson County, NJ and works on federal and state funded transportation projects and studies. He also serves on his regional MPO’s Transportation Advisory Committee. Prior to this role Byron worked in the Geometric Design unit of New York City Department of Transportation. Byron is also the Founder of Grid City Planning, LLC. d/b/a Black + Urban, an online publication created as a safe space for Black urban planners, designers and forward thinkers. Byron has received both his Master’s degree in Urban Planning (’13) and Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design (’11) from the University at Buffalo.